Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul: Tigres will aim to maintain its winning streak when it hosts Cruz Azul at Estadio Universitario on Sunday. It thrashed league leader Santos Laguna 4-0 in its last home game, and then secured a bizarre 3-1 win away at Veracruz. That extended Tigres’ winning run to three games. Now it faces the daunting challenge of taking on Cruz Azul. Robert Siboldi’s men went all the way to the Apertura final last year, only to lose 2-0 on aggregate to Club América. Since then it has regressed somewhat. If finished fourth in the Clausura championship before losing again to América.
The Tigres team went on to win the Clausura, beating León in the final. Cruz Azul has made a sluggish start to Torneo Apertura this year. It has won just three of its 14 games, with seven draws and four defeats. That leaves it 14th in the table. UANL is up to fifth after winning three on the bounce.
However, Tigres has a poor record against Cruz Azul. It has not beaten La Maquina at home since 2014. It lost its last two games 1-0 against Cruz Azul. It therefore seems risky betting on Tigres in this match, particularly when you consider than star striker André-Pierre Gignac is an injury doubt. Yet the form book really does point to a home win. Cruz Azul lost 2-0 against Pachuca in its last away game. It has lost three of seven road trips this season, taking just six points away from home.
Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul betting picks
Tigres should gain confidence from its 4-0 win against league leader Santos Laguna in its last home game. It surely has to beat Cruz Azul at home eventually, and now seems like a good time to face Siboldi’s team.
The odds on a victory for Tigres in this match are compelling. You can find +100 at Bethard and +105 with Pinnacle. There are also some good prices on the Betfair Exchange. The +105 available on Gignac to score at any time also looks good.