Match Time: 3/16/2020 10:15 Monday (GMT+8)
CF America’s Bruno Valdez and Santiago Caseres are back from suspension. Giovani dos Santos has regained full fitness. Renato Ibarra is unavailable because he is under criminal investigation.
Cruz Azul’s Yoshimar Yotun is out with a foot injury.
Injured/Unavailable: Nicolas Benedetti (cruciate ligament injury), Nicolas Castillo (thigh injury) Sebastián Caceres (knee injury), Renato Ibarra (criminal investigation)
Injured/unavailable: Pablo Aguilar (knee injury), Yoshimar Yotun (foot injury)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
CF America took a point from a 3-3 draw in their most recent league match away against Pumas UNAM. Henry Martin salvaged the point with a header for CF America in the final minute of the match. Miguel Herrera’s side have accumulated an impressive haul of 17 points so far this season. However, numerous injuries and off-field problems mean the club will enter round ten without several key players.
Cruz Azul won 4-2 in a league match at home against Tijuana last weekend. A double from Roberto Alvarado and goals from Javier Rodriguez and Julio Dominguez were enough for the hosts. Robert Siboldi’s side are currently top of the league, with an impressive haul of 19 points from their opening nine league games.
Siboldi’s squad are in excellent form, but with the home advantage, CF America should have enough to win this league fixture against Cruz Azul. I am picking Herrera’s side to secure all three points from this league match.
SECOND PREDICTION: ODD/EVEN – ODD
In the Clausura league stage, CF America have recorded odd scorelines in five of their nine league games. In addition, Cruz Azul have also registered odd scorelines in five of their nine league games this season. Given that record, I will therefore go with odd total goals in this league match.