Toluca will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Liga MX (Apertura) defeat in their last game at the hands of Universidad Nacional.
In that match, Toluca had 46% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Toluca was Luis García (75' Own goal). At the other end, Universidad Nacional had 19 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Toluca have really been misfiring in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 versus opposing sides over their previous six fixtures. In those meetings, Los Diablos Rojos have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 5.
Heading into this fixture, Toluca are unbeaten in the league by Club Tijuana in their last 2 games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Necaxa in Liga MX (Apertura) competition, Club Tijuana and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Club Tijuana managed 51% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. At the other end, Necaxa got 15 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Ian González (4') and Fernando Arce (81') scored for Necaxa.
The stats don’t lie, and Club Tijuana have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, Xoloitzcuintles seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That sort of pattern might not be continued here, though.
Looking at their past form shows that Club Tijuana:
- haven’t beaten Toluca in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 11 matches in the league. A poor run.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 11/05/2018 shows us that Toluca have won 3 of these games and Club Tijuana 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A total of 17 goals were produced between them in these games, with 11 of them from Los Diablos Rojos and 6 netted by Xoloitzcuintles. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
Team News: Toluca
Toluca manager Carlos Morales has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Club Tijuana
Due to a completely healthy squad available to select from, Club Tijuana boss Pablo Guede does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Club Tijuana have enough to put one past this Toluca lineup, however that probably shouldn’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Toluca at the end of the match. Could easily see this go either way.
What are the top odds for the game?
Checking out the betting prices for the game on the WDW market, backing Toluca is available for 2.056, backing the game finishing all-square is 3.62 and taking a punt on the winner to be Club Tijuana gets you 3.6. Those are the best of the returns available as of now.