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Toluca play host to away team Santos Laguna at Estadio Nemesio Díez in this Liga MX (Clausura) game on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Toluca v Santos Laguna match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Toluca won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 5-0 Liga MX (Clausura) losing effort in their last game against Universidad Nacional.
In that match, Toluca managed 55% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Universidad Nacional got 24 attempts on goal with 12 of them on target. Rogério (31', 64'), Diogo (61'), Jorge Ruvalcaba (69') and Higor Meritão (81') scored for Universidad Nacional.
Toluca have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 4 vs opponents over their previous 6 fixtures. In those games, Toluca have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 11.
Their prior results show that Toluca:
- haven't beaten Santos Laguna in their last 5 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Previously, Santos Laguna drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie with Tigres de la UANL.
In that match, Santos Laguna managed 43% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Santos Laguna was Brian Lozano (50'). Tigres de la UANL had 20 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Carlos Salcedo (93') scored for Tigres de la UANL.
A series of effective displays from the Santos Laguna defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their last 6 clashes in total. Over that same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 8. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Their previous form shows that Santos Laguna:
- have not been beaten by Toluca in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 02/09/2018 shows us that Toluca have won 1 of these & Santos Laguna 3, with the number of draws being 2.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in total at an average of 3.67 goals per match.
The last league fixture between the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 15 on 25/10/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Santos Laguna 2-2 Toluca.
That time, Santos Laguna managed 62% possession and 24 shots on goal with 8 on target. Goals were scored by Alessio da Cruz (32') and Eduardo Aguirre (95').
At the other end, Toluca had 12 shots at goal with 7 on target. Diego Chávez (56') and Alexis Canelo (76') scored.
The match was refereed by Jorge Isaac Rojas.
Team News: Toluca
There’s just one fitness concern for the Toluca manager Ignacio Ambriz to be concerned about due to a largely intact set of players. Miguel Barbieri (Torn Ligament) is out of contention.
Team News: Santos Laguna
In an otherwise healthy group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Santos Laguna boss Pedro Caixinha to be concerned about. Leo Suárez (Ankle Surgery) won’t be playing here.
In our opinion, Santos Laguna and Toluca could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Nemesio Díez (25,744)
Captain: Antonio Ríos
Chairman: Francisco Suinaga
Manager: Ignacio Ambriz
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 14, Liga MX (Apertura) position 6
⭐ Key Player: Alexis Canelo
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Alexis Canelo was born in Tucumán, Argentina. After making a first senior appearance for Quilmes in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 4 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 13 appearances.