What has been América and Guadalajara's form ahead of this game?
Cruz Azul get to the Azteca having won four out of their last five games. Their only mishap during that run happened just over a month ago, when Siboldi's men were beaten by Atlas with a one-nil score. Cruz Azul's last game was filled with controversy, as a questionable call by the ref saw a dubious penalty stand and gave them a narrow 3-2 win against debutants Mazatlán FC.
América will face Cruz Azul while on a five-game streak without a loss. Las Águilas have won four of those games, including last week's Clásico against Guadalajara. The only game that ended in a draw during that run for Miguel Herrera'a men took place two weeks ago, when América drew their game against Toluca with a one-all score.
What is América and Guadalajara's position in the ongoing Liga MX season?
Cruz Azul will make it to this tie in first place. La Máquina has won eight of their games, with only one draw and two losses as their record for this tournament. Robert Siboldi's men get to this match as one of the best defensive units in the league, having conceded only nine goals during their eleven games. Jonathan Rodríguez will be a major threat for América, as he is the league's top scorer with ten goals.
América get to the "Clásico Joven" in third place of the competition, with seven wins, two draws, and two losses to their name. Las Águilas have scored 22 goals this season, the best tally for a Liga MX team so far. Unfortunately for Miguel Herrera's men, they have also conceded 15 times, which makes their defense one of the weakest of the competition. Henry Martin and Federico Viñas are the team's top scorers with five goals apiece.
Cruz Azul vs América - Who's in and who's out?
Cruz Azul: No missing players.
América: Injured: Bruno Valdéz. Doubtful: Emanuel Aguilera, Federico Viñas, Sergio Díaz.
Cruz Azul vs América - Head-to-head stats
Cruz Azul have beaten América in their past three competitive games. La Máquin has found the back of the net seven times in those matches, while América's strikers have only scored twice during thatr run.
América have not beaten Cruz Azul since their 3-1 win on May 9, 2019. That liguilla matchup would also see Las Águilas reaching the next stage of the tournament with a 3-2 aggregate.
The last draw between these teams took place on April 14, 2019. That clash held at Azteca Stadium ended in a goalless draw.
The last competitive game between these teams ended in a one-nil win for Cruz Azul. During that game, Cruz Azul's Jesús Corona denied a penalty kick for América in the dying seconds of the match.
This will be the fifth home game for Cruz Azul against América since their return to Azteca Stadium. So far, Cruz Azul have won two, with one draw and only one win for Las Águilas. Nevertheless, that win for América was enough to steal the 2018 Apertura title away from Cruz Azul's grip.
Broadcast info - Cruz Azul vs América
In Mexico - TUDN, Canal de las Estrellas, TUDN En Vivo.
In the U.S. - TUDN USA, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDNxtra, TUDN App, Univision.
In Canada - OneSoccer.
In Brazil - DAZN.
In Argentina - Canal de las Estrellas.
Cruz Azul vs América Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (Ciudad de México (D.F.))
Mexico: Canal de las Estrellas, TUDN, TUDN En Vivo
United States: TUDNxtra, TUDN App, TUDN USA, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, fuboTV, Univision