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Monterrey arrive at Estadio Nemesio Díez on Sunday for the Liga MX (Clausura) meeting with home side Toluca.
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Toluca will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-1 Liga MX (Clausura) defeat in their last game at the hands of León.
In that game, Toluca had 38% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Toluca was Michael Estrada (45'). León had 17 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Jaine Barreiro (52') and Ángel Mena (73') scored for León.
In their prior 6 fixtures, Hernán Cristante's Toluca have netted a total of 6 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.
Coming into this contest, Toluca are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Monterrey will come into the match following on from a 2-0 Liga MX (Clausura) win with the downing of Atlético San Luis in their most recent outing.
In that game, Monterrey managed 56% possession and 16 shots on goal with 9 on target. For Monterrey, the goals were scored by Maximiliano Meza (74') and Rogelio Funes Mori (95'). At the other end, Atlético San Luis got 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Monterrey have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 5 goals in total. In defence, Los Rayados certainly have room for improvement. That kind of pattern might not be continued into this match, though.
Coming into this contest, Monterrey haven't won against Toluca in games played away from home for the previous 14 matches in the league. A truly shameful run of away results.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 11/02/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Toluca winning 3 of those games, Monterrey 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from Los Diablos Rojos and 9 being from Los Rayados. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league meeting between the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 1 on 29/07/2020 when it finished Monterrey 3-1 Toluca.
That time, Monterrey had 48% possession and 20 shots at goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Rogelio Funes Mori (20', 85') and Carlos Rodríguez (29').
On the other side, Toluca got 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Alan Medina (46') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Alejandro Funk.
Team News: Toluca
Toluca boss Hernán Cristante does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash with a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Monterrey
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Monterrey gaffer Javier Aguirre to be concerned with. Daniel Parra (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t be in action.
Toluca could find themselves up against it to put one past this Monterrey side who we think will score at least once to put them ahead.
We’ve gone for a good tussle with a 0-1 winning score for Monterrey after 90 minutes.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nemesio Díez (25,744)
Captain: Rubens Sambueza
Chairman: Francisco Suinaga
Manager: Hernán Cristante
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 7, Liga MX (Apertura) position 11
⭐ Key Player: Michael Estrada
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Michael Estrada was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. After having made a senior debut playing for Toluca in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 13 appearances.