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Santos Laguna have been somewhat solid, but quite inconsistent so far in the season. They have been alternating from draw to win to loss for quite a while now. They will look to find stability against a tough opponent, as they will host Cruz Azul on Sunday. Cruz Azul have been one of the most stable and consistent teams in the Liga MX so far. They have yet to lose a single match, Copa Mexico included, so this is going to be a really tough battle.
Date/Time: 8-26-2018, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Santos Laguna +0.0
Total: 2.5 Goals
Santos Laguna (4-1-1) barely salvaged a single point from their away match against Club Tijuana on Wednesday. They took the lead at the 48th minute, but their opponents pulled even at the 69th minute. Club Tijuana overturned the lead in their favor at the 87th minute but Santos Laguna pulled even at the 90th minute for the final 2-2. They have been in pretty solid shape lately, as they have lost just one of their last six matches in all competitions (3-1-2). Santos Laguna are now sitting at the 3rd spot of the league table with 13 points, three points behind the top. They have been perfect at home so far (3-0-0) where they have scored 7 goals, against 2 conceded.
On the other hand, Cruz Azul (5-0-1) are coming off a very slim 0-1 win at home against Toluca. They took the lead at the 35th minute, in what was a quiet first half. Their opponents didn’t really threaten them, as they recorded a really easy win. That was their third consecutive win, all at home and all by clean sheets. They have also recorded a couple of wins and a draw in the Copa Mexico. Cruz Azul are still sitting at the top of the Liga MX with 16 points, having conceded just a single goal. But they have only played a couple of matches on the road so far (1-0-1).
The two teams exchanged home wins last season, but it is Cruz Azul who have the upper hand in the past five years (9-2-2). They have also stood great in this venue in that span (3-2-2). Five of the last seven matches in this venue have featured goals from both sides and Over 2.5 Goals.
Both teams have been in very good form lately, but Cruz Azul have been the better of the two. However, Santos Laguna have been really great at home so far in the season. This is definitely going to be a very exciting match to watch, and I think that the Over 2.5 Goals is the way to go.
Liga MX Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals (-108)
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