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The Liga MX (Clausura) meeting at Estadio Nemesio Díez on Saturday will see home side Toluca taking on opponents Atlas.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Toluca v Atlas are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Toluca will be wanting a better result here following a 3-2 Liga MX (Clausura) loss in their previous game against Cruz Azul.
In that match, Toluca had 59% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For Toluca, goals were scored by Miguel Ángel Barbieri (44') and Alexis Canelo (45'). For their opponents, Cruz Azul got 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Jonathan Rodríguez (6'), Roberto Alvarado (27') and Guillermo Fernández (63') scored for Cruz Azul.
Toluca haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 12 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 8. Putting that to one side, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend might persist in this upcoming match.
Going into this encounter, Toluca are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Club América in Liga MX (Clausura) action, Atlas will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Atlas had 41% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Club América got 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Henry Martín (39') and Richard Sánchez (94') scored for Club América.
For 6 of the previous six clashes involving Atlas, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes to a paltry 1.33, with the average goals for Los Zorros standing at 0.33.
Coming into this contest, Atlas have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 20/01/2018 shows us that Toluca have won 4 of these games & Atlas 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
A sum of 17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for Los Diablos Rojos and 7 belonging to Los Zorros. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 4 on 14/08/2020 when it ended Atlas 1-2 Toluca.
In that match, Atlas had 62% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Ignacio Malcorra (28').
On the other side, Toluca had 12 shots on goal with 7 on target. Alexis Canelo (22') and Rubens Sambueza (57') scored.
The referee was Luis Santander.
Team News: Toluca
Toluca manager Hernán Cristante has no fitness concerns at all before this game with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Atlas
Atlas boss Diego Cocca has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Julio Furch (Ankle Surgery) and Edgar Zaldívar (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Atlas have the firepower to find the back of the net against this Toluca team, although it possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re predicting a 2-1 advantage for Toluca when all is said and done. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nemesio Díez (25,744)
Captain: Rubens Sambueza
Chairman: Francisco Suinaga
Manager: Hernán Cristante
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 3, Liga MX (Apertura) position 11
⭐ Key Player: Michael Estrada
Customarily used in the Striker position, Michael Estrada was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Having played his first senior match for Toluca in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.