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Cruz Azul vs Toronto Prediction, Game Odds and Free Tips (05/05/2021)

Cruz Azul hopes to build on their 3-1 advantage in the first leg of the CONCACAF quarterfinals when they host Toronto FC at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

The Best Free Predictions for Cruz Azul vs Toronto

Our match predictions are bias-free and focus on the latest team news, form, stats and any other useful information. We have put together the best three possible outcomes for this fixture as follows:

Note: The above odds were correct at the time of publishing this post. For updated odds, please visit the bookmaker.

Possible Victory for Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul is not only one of the most successful teams in North and Central America but also deemed as the favourites to lift the CONCACAF Champions League trophy this year. They come into this fixture with a better form of no loss in the last ten games. Toronto FC lost six of their last ten games, bagged two victories and two draws. However, defensive problems that have seen the visitors concede an average of two goals per game in the last ten fixtures is why we are predicting a home victory.

Fewer than Three Goals

Toronto FC has been into CONCACAF finals before, which makes it difficult to rule out their chances in the second leg of the CONCACAF Quarterfinals. However, closing a two-goal deficit after losing 3-1 at home in the first leg means the visitors must improve defensively on Wednesday. Cruz Azul has not been scoring a lot of goals in most of its recent fixtures, and we expect a strong defensive display from the hosts too.

Cruz Azul to Keep a Clean Sheet

Since we are backing the hosts to win the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals with a clean sheet. Cruz Azul manager Juan Maximo Reynoso, is likely to adopt a defensive-counterattack approach in this fixture to prevent Toronto FC from closing the 3-1 gap in the first leg.

CONCACAF Match Preview: Will Cruz Azul Capitalize on First Leg Victory?

Cruz Azul is among the favourites to lift the CONCACAF Champions League trophy this year. A 3-1 victory in the first leg quarterfinals encounter gives the Mexican side an advantage in this fixture. The hosts are looking to lift the Champions League trophy after 7 years of waiting to do it again.

Cruz Azul

Since its establishment 93 years ago, Cruz Azul had remained among the top best games in Liga MX. They also made history as the first team Central America team to reach Copa Libertadores. In this fixture, Cruz Azul hosts Toronto FC with a 3-1 victory in the first leg. Playing at home is even more sumptuous given the significance of this fixture to the hosts. Even with 46% possession in the first leg, Cruz Azul kept their defence tight. Moreover, the hosts converted three shots on target out of a possible seven. In this fixture, Cruz Azul is looking for the seventh CONCACAF Champions League trophy. The bookies are backing them as the favourites to win this competition.

Toronto FC

Toronto FC has made it this far despite some poor run of results in recent weeks. The visitors made it to the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2018 but lost to Guadajalara in penalties. But can they overturn a 3-1 result in the first leg? Well, Chris Armas can only get a good result in Mexico if he fixes the defence. The visitors have previously (2010) defeated Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League group stage matches. There has been one draw and one victory for the hosts.

Top Stats and Odds: Cruz Azul vs Toronto

We have sampled the best stats and odds for Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC. Take a look at the table below.

CONCACAF Champions League
Cruz Azul
VS
Toronto FC
May 5, 2021
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Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC

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05/05/21
CCL
Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul
1 - 0
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
28/04/21
CCL
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
1 - 3
Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

Last 5

31/05/21
MC
Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul
1 - 1
Santos Laguna
Santos Laguna
28/05/21
MC
Santos Laguna
Santos Laguna
0 - 1
Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul
23/05/21
MC
Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul
1 - 0
Pachuca
Pachuca
20/05/21
MC
Pachuca
Pachuca
0 - 0
Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul
16/05/21
MC
Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul
3 - 1
Toluca
Toluca

Toronto FC

Last 5

29/05/21
UM
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
2 - 1
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
22/05/21
UM
Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
1 - 0
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
15/05/21
UM
New York City FC
New York City FC
1 - 1
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
12/05/21
UM
Toronto FC
Toronto FC
2 - 0
Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew
08/05/21
UM
New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls
2 - 0
Toronto FC
Toronto FC

FAQS-Cruz Azul vs Toronto

Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC tips

At what time will Cruz Azul vs Toronto kick-off?

The second leg of the CONCACAF quarterfinals between Cruz Azul vs Toronto FC will kick-off at 05:00 GMT +3.

Which team has a better chance of sailing through to Semis?

Cruz Azul holds the wild card in this fixture. They have 6 Champion League trophies and hope to progress after defeating Toronto FC 3-1 in the first leg of the quarterfinals.

Have the two teams played against each other before in CONCACAF?

Yes, they played against each other in 2010, CONCACAF Group stage fixtures.