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Santos vs. Cruz Azul 5/30/2021 Liga MX Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Santos meets Cruz Azul on 5/30/2021.

Cruz Azul clashes with Santos in a Liga MX match. Santos with a record of 22.0-4.0-8.0 this season comes into this game with a 10.0-2.0-5.0 record on the road. Cruz Azul is 22.0-4.0-8.0 this season and is 12.0-2.0-3.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Santos 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 Santos.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Cruz Azul and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Cruz Azul won and now turns their attention to Santos at home in friendly territory.

The Santos Roster

The Players to Watch for the Santos

Dória DF

Dória has 47.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Dória has 9.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Dória had 33 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Dória had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dória has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dória has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Alan Cervantes MF

As a shooter, Alan Cervantes had 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Alan Cervantes has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Alan Cervantes had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Alan Cervantes has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alan Cervantes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alan Cervantes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 64 fouls this season. He has drawn 54 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Fernando Gorriarán MF

Fernando Gorriarán has 49.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Fernando Gorriarán has 14.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Fernando Gorriarán had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Fernando Gorriarán has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fernando Gorriarán has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Fernando Gorriarán has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 53 fouls this season. He has drawn 76 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Félix Torres Caicedo DF

As a shooter, Félix Torres Caicedo had 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Félix Torres Caicedo has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Félix Torres Caicedo had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Félix Torres Caicedo had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Félix Torres Caicedo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Félix Torres Caicedo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 36 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

David Alfredo Andrade DF

As a shooter, David Alfredo Andrade had 15.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but David Alfredo Andrade had 6.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, David Alfredo Andrade had 16 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, David Alfredo Andrade had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

David Alfredo Andrade has 0 Yellow Cards this season. David Alfredo Andrade has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

The Cruz Azul Roster

The Players to Watch for the Cruz Azul

Juan Escobar DF

Juan Escobar has 33.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Juan Escobar had 15.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Juan Escobar had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Juan Escobar has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Juan Escobar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Juan Escobar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 46 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Julio Domínguez DF

As a shooter, Julio Domínguez had 13.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Julio Domínguez has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Julio Domínguez had 30 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Julio Domínguez has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Julio Domínguez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Julio Domínguez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 34 fouls this season. He has drawn 21 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Orbelín Pineda MF,FW

Orbelín Pineda has 42.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Orbelín Pineda had 12.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Orbelín Pineda has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Orbelín Pineda had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Orbelín Pineda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Orbelín Pineda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 34 fouls this season. He has drawn 64 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Jonathan Rodríguez FW

Jonathan Rodríguez has 106.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jonathan Rodríguez had 48.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Jonathan Rodríguez had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Jonathan Rodríguez had 21 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jonathan Rodríguez has 7 Yellow Cards this season. Jonathan Rodríguez has 10 Red Cards this season. He has committed 26 fouls this season. He has drawn 30 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Luis Romo MF

As a shooter, Luis Romo had 63.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Luis Romo has 15.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Luis Romo had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Luis Romo had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luis Romo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Romo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 44 fouls this season. He has drawn 35 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Santos Team Stats

The Santos Offensive Stats and Metrics

Santos scored 0.97 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Santos scored those goals off assists 81.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.79 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Santos converted on 0.22 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Santos attempted 4.38 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Santos attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 30.1% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Santos Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santos was able to hold opponents to 0.76 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Santos goalkeepers fended off 4.03 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Santos goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 79.6% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Santos goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 32.4% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Santos Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul had 18.53 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 28 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul has successfully intercepted 9.38 passes per 90 minutes of action. Cruz Azul is in the top 93 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul commits 14.24 fouls. Cruz Azul is in the top 76 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul drew 11.97 fouls. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 61 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.26 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 13 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Cruz Azul Team Stats

The Cruz Azul Offensive Stats and Metrics

Cruz Azul scored 1.21 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Cruz Azul scored those goals off assists 83.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.00 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cruz Azul was able to score on 0.25 of their shots on target. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Cruz Azul attempted 4.82 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. 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 32.8% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Cruz Azul Defensive Stats and Metrics

Cruz Azul gave up 0.59 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Cruz Azul goalkeepers fended off 3.29 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Cruz Azul truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Cruz Azul goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 81.3% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Cruz Azul goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 44.1% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Cruz Azul Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul had 18.53 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Cruz Azul is in the top 28 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul has successfully intercepted 9.38 passes per 90 minutes of action. Cruz Azul is in the top 93 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul commits 14.24 fouls. Cruz Azul is in the top 76 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul drew 11.97 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 61 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.26 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 13 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Santos vs. Cruz Azul Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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