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Cruz Azul vs. Pumas UNAM 12/6/2020 Liga MX Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Cruz Azul meets Pumas UNAM on 12/6/2020 at 7:30PM

Cruz Azul clashes with Pumas UNAM in a regular season match. Cruz Azul with a record of 9-2-6 this season comes into this game with a 4-1-4 record on the road. Pumas UNAM is 8-8-1 this season and is 5-4-0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Cruz Azul and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Cruz Azul.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Pumas UNAM and it is an opportunity to get rolling. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Pumas UNAM after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Cruz Azul.

The Cruz Azul Roster

The Players to Watch for the Cruz Azul

Adrián Aldrete DF

As a shooter, Adrián Aldrete had 10 shots fired this season. Adrián Aldrete was ranked #336 in shots attempted this season in Liga MX. Adrián Aldrete has 1 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Adrián Aldrete was ranked #266 in shots on goal this season.

Adrián Aldrete has 0 goals scored this season. Adrián Aldrete was ranked #314 in goals this season in Liga MX. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Adrián Aldrete had 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Adrián Aldrete was ranked #107 in assists this season.

Adrián Aldrete has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Adrián Aldrete has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Juan Escobar DF

Juan Escobar has 18 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Juan Escobar was ranked #268 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Juan Escobar had 7 shots on target this season. He was ranked #29 in shots on goal this season in Liga MX.

Juan Escobar has 2 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Juan Escobar was ranked #69 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Juan Escobar had 0 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Juan Escobar was ranked #304 in assists this season.

Juan Escobar has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Juan Escobar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Orbelín Pineda MF,FW

Orbelín Pineda has 23 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Orbelín Pineda was ranked #197 in shots attempted this season. Orbelín Pineda has 6 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Orbelín Pineda was ranked #46 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Orbelín Pineda had 2 goals this season. Orbelín Pineda was ranked #69 in goals this season in Liga MX. Orbelín Pineda has 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Orbelín Pineda was ranked #107 in assists this season.

Orbelín Pineda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Orbelín Pineda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 35 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Jonathan Rodríguez FW

Jonathan Rodríguez has 62 shots fired this season. Jonathan Rodríguez was ranked #46 in shots attempted this season in Liga MX. Jonathan Rodríguez has 27 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Jonathan Rodríguez was ranked #134 in shots on goal this season.

Jonathan Rodríguez has 12 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Jonathan Rodríguez was ranked #84 in goals this season. Jonathan Rodríguez has 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Jonathan Rodríguez was ranked #47 in assists this season.

Jonathan Rodríguez has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Jonathan Rodríguez has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Luis Romo MF

As a shooter, Luis Romo had 38 shots fired this season. Luis Romo was ranked #136 in shots attempted this season in Liga MX. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Luis Romo had 7 shots on target this season. He was ranked #29 in shots on goal this season in Liga MX.

Luis Romo has 0 goals scored this season. Luis Romo was ranked #314 in goals this season in Liga MX. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Luis Romo had 5 assists this season. Luis Romo was ranked #4 in assists this season in Liga MX League.

Luis Romo has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Romo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Santiago Giménez FW

Santiago Giménez has 33 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Santiago Giménez was ranked #145 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Santiago Giménez had 13 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Santiago Giménez was ranked #204 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Santiago Giménez had 4 goals this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Santiago Giménez was ranked #25 in goals this season. Santiago Giménez has 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Santiago Giménez was ranked #47 in assists this season.

Santiago Giménez has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Santiago Giménez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Ignacio Rivero MF

Ignacio Rivero has 16 shots fired this season. Ignacio Rivero was ranked #288 in shots attempted this season in Liga MX. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ignacio Rivero had 5 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Ignacio Rivero was ranked #63 in shots on goal this season.

Ignacio Rivero has 0 goals scored this season. Ignacio Rivero was ranked #314 in goals this season in Liga MX. Ignacio Rivero has 0 assists this season. Ignacio Rivero was ranked #304 in assists this season in Liga MX League.

Ignacio Rivero has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Ignacio Rivero has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Julio Domínguez DF

As a shooter, Julio Domínguez had 10 shots fired this season. Julio Domínguez was ranked #336 in shots attempted this season in Liga MX. Julio Domínguez has 5 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Julio Domínguez was ranked #63 in shots on goal this season.

Julio Domínguez has 1 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Julio Domínguez was ranked #125 in goals this season. Julio Domínguez has 0 assists this season. Julio Domínguez was ranked #304 in assists this season in Liga MX League.

Julio Domínguez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Julio Domínguez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

The Pumas UNAM Roster

The Players to Watch for the Pumas UNAM

Carlos Gutiérrez MF,DF

Carlos Gutiérrez has 4 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Carlos Gutiérrez was ranked #115 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Carlos Gutiérrez had 2 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Carlos Gutiérrez was ranked #161 in shots on goal this season.

Carlos Gutiérrez has 0 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Carlos Gutiérrez was ranked #314 in goals this season. Carlos Gutiérrez has 2 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Carlos Gutiérrez was ranked #47 in assists this season.

Carlos Gutiérrez has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos Gutiérrez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Juan Ignacio Dinenno FW

Juan Ignacio Dinenno has 52 shots fired this season. Juan Ignacio Dinenno was ranked #66 in shots attempted this season in Liga MX. Juan Ignacio Dinenno has 20 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Juan Ignacio Dinenno was ranked #136 in shots on goal this season.

Juan Ignacio Dinenno has 10 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Juan Ignacio Dinenno was ranked #86 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pumas UNAM teammates, Juan Ignacio Dinenno had 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Juan Ignacio Dinenno was ranked #107 in assists this season.

Juan Ignacio Dinenno has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Juan Ignacio Dinenno has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Johan Vásquez DF

Johan Vásquez has 13 shots fired this season. Johan Vásquez was ranked #312 in shots attempted this season in Liga MX. Johan Vásquez has 1 shots on target this season. He was ranked #266 in shots on goal this season in Liga MX.

Johan Vásquez has 1 goals scored this season. Johan Vásquez was ranked #125 in goals this season in Liga MX. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pumas UNAM teammates, Johan Vásquez had 1 assists this season. Johan Vásquez was ranked #107 in assists this season in Liga MX League.

Johan Vásquez has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Johan Vásquez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Carlos González Espínola FW

Carlos González Espínola has 32 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Carlos González Espínola was ranked #148 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Carlos González Espínola had 15 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Carlos González Espínola was ranked #194 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Carlos González Espínola had 5 goals this season. Carlos González Espínola was ranked #14 in goals this season in Liga MX. Carlos González Espínola has 1 assists this season. Carlos González Espínola was ranked #107 in assists this season in Liga MX League.

Carlos González Espínola has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos González Espínola has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 28 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Juan Iturbe MF,FW

Juan Iturbe has 18 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Juan Iturbe was ranked #268 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Juan Iturbe had 4 shots on target this season. When compared to other players in Liga MX, Juan Iturbe was ranked #86 in shots on goal this season.

As a scorer, Juan Iturbe had 2 goals this season. Juan Iturbe was ranked #69 in goals this season in Liga MX. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pumas UNAM teammates, Juan Iturbe had 1 assists this season. Juan Iturbe was ranked #107 in assists this season in Liga MX League.

Juan Iturbe has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Juan Iturbe has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Nicolás Freire DF

Nicolás Freire has 10 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Nicolás Freire was ranked #336 in shots attempted this season. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Nicolás Freire had 5 shots on target this season. He was ranked #63 in shots on goal this season in Liga MX.

Nicolás Freire has 1 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Nicolás Freire was ranked #125 in goals this season. Nicolás Freire has 1 assists this season. Nicolás Freire was ranked #107 in assists this season in Liga MX League.

Nicolás Freire has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Nicolás Freire has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Fabio Álvarez MF,FW

Fabio Álvarez has 18 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Fabio Álvarez was ranked #268 in shots attempted this season. Fabio Álvarez has 2 shots on target this season. He was ranked #161 in shots on goal this season in Liga MX.

Fabio Álvarez has 1 goals scored this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Fabio Álvarez was ranked #125 in goals this season. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pumas UNAM teammates, Fabio Álvarez had 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Fabio Álvarez was ranked #107 in assists this season.

Fabio Álvarez has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Fabio Álvarez has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Erik Lira MF

Erik Lira has 1 shots fired this season. Compared to other players in Liga MX, Erik Lira was ranked #367 in shots attempted this season. Erik Lira has 0 shots on target this season. He was ranked #387 in shots on goal this season in Liga MX.

As a scorer, Erik Lira had 0 goals this season. Erik Lira was ranked #314 in goals this season in Liga MX. Erik Lira has 1 assists this season. Stacking him up against other players in Liga MX, Erik Lira was ranked #107 in assists this season.

Erik Lira has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Erik Lira has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Cruz Azul Team Stats

The Cruz Azul Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cruz Azul was able to score 1.06 goals. Cruz Azul is ranked #10 in goals scored per 90 minutes excluding penalty kicks. Cruz Azul scored those goals off assists 72.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.76 assists. This puts Cruz Azul in a league ranking of #12 in the league in non-penalty goals scored off assists per 90 minutes.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cruz Azul was able to score at a 0.20 rate on their shots on target. Is Cruz Azul a sharpshooter team this season? They are presently ranked #15 in Liga MX in shooting percentage.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Cruz Azul attempts 5.35 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #2 in Liga MX in shots on target. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Cruz Azul attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 31.1 of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #2 in Liga MX in shots on target.

Cruz Azul Defensive Stats and Metrics

Cruz Azul gave up 0.76 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Cruz Azul is #4 in goals yielded per 90 minutes in the league. Cruz Azul goalkeepers fended off 3.06 shots per 90 minutes. This puts Cruz Azul in a ranking of #1 in the league in shots saved per 90 minutes.

Cruz Azul goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 73.1% of the time. This puts Cruz Azul ranks #10 in the league in saves rate. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 35.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Cruz Azul. Cruz Azul is ranked #6 in clean sheet rate in the league.

Cruz Azul Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul had 1.41 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Cruz Azul is in the top 42 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul has successfully intercepted 21.06 passes per 90 minutes of action. Cruz Azul is in the top 21 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul commits 0.06 fouls. Cruz Azul is in the top 45 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul drew 14.0 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 57 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul committed an offside 11.41 times. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 5 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Pumas UNAM Team Stats

The Pumas UNAM Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Pumas UNAM was able to score 1.35 goals. This puts Pumas UNAM in a ranking of #3 in the league in non-penalty goals scored per 90 minutes. Pumas UNAM scored those goals off assists 65.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.88 assists. Pumas UNAM has a ranking of #8 in goals scored off assists per 90 minutes excluding penalty kicks.

Pumas UNAM converted on 0.30 of attempted shots on goal. Is Pumas UNAM a sharpshooter team this season? They are presently ranked #2 in Liga MX in shooting percentage.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Pumas UNAM attempts 4.53 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #9 in Liga MX in shots on target. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Pumas UNAM attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 32.9 of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Have they shown that they are able to aggressively attack the net? They are ranked #9 in Liga MX in shots on target.

Pumas UNAM Defensive Stats and Metrics

Pumas UNAM gave up 0.71 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Pumas UNAM is #2 in goals yielded per 90 minutes in the league. Pumas UNAM goalkeepers fended off 4.94 shots per 90 minutes. Pumas UNAM is ranked #19 in shots saved per 90 minutes.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 83.3% of shots on target were saved by Pumas UNAM goalkeepers. Pumas UNAM goalkeepers and defenders put their team in a position to be ranked #1 in shots saved percentage. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 23.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Pumas UNAM. This puts Pumas UNAM at #14 in the league for holding opponents to nil.

Pumas UNAM Utility Stats

Pumas UNAM tried 0.59 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Pumas UNAM in the top 100 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Pumas UNAM has successfully intercepted 20.35 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Pumas UNAM in the top 32 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Pumas UNAM commits 0.18 fouls. Pumas UNAM is in the top 92 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Pumas UNAM drew 14.35 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Pumas UNAM is in the top 42 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Pumas UNAM had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 12.24 times per 90 minutes of action. Pumas UNAM is in the top 21 percentile in offside calls against them.

Cruz Azul vs. Pumas UNAM Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Cruz Azul 1 Pumas UNAM 1

Moneyline Pick: Draw +261 Pinnacle Sports