The final night of Champions League action this week, and we’ll be looking to Mexican giants Cruz Azul as they take on Herediano!
CCL – Cruz Azul vs. Herediano – (1.00am)
Let’s skip the first line; you know what I’m going to say by now, it’s all about the prices. Mexican side at home against a Costa Rican team on the road, which are a 1 game in in to their season. I’ll just run you through the respective stats in this competition for these sides. Cruz Azul has lost only 2 of their 32 home ties, and they were both against fellow Mexican sides. Herediano opened their group with a 6-1 away win, but if Cruz doesn’t put 8 past Valencia I’ll be surprised. That aside, Herediano have managed 3 wins in 10 away games, scoring 12 goals (including the 6-1). Over their 32 games, Cruz have scored 91 goals, including 24 in their last 8 against non-Mexican sides. Domestically, Cruz are preparing for game week 7, and they’ve already beaten Monterrey and Guadalajara 3-1 at home. Herediano, however, looked sloppy in their opening 1-1 home draw, and they’ve struggled against MLS sides on the road in this competition, losing 4-1 to LA, squeezing past Seattle 1-0 and drawing 0-0 with Real Salt Lake, so it suggests Liga MX will be a much tougher test. The teams last met in 2009, when Cruz Azul scored 6 goals away to Herediano.
Cruz Azul -1.50AH – (1.94 ladbrokes)