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Santos Laguna come up against away side Toluca at Estadio Corona in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie on Monday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Santos Laguna v Toluca can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Santos Laguna will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) losing effort in their last game against Querétaro FC.
In that match, Santos Laguna had 64% possession and 19 shots on goal with 3 on target. Querétaro FC had 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Gonzalo Montes (5') was the scorer for Querétaro FC.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Santos Laguna have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Guerreros have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 6 goals on the way. Even so, it remains to be seen if the trend might persist in this upcoming game or not.
Ahead of this meeting, Santos Laguna are unbeaten in the league by Toluca in their previous 3 matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Monterrey in Liga MX (Clausura) action, Toluca and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Toluca managed 68% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Toluca was Jorge Torres Nilo (71'). At the other end, Monterrey had 16 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Sebastián Vegas (51') and Maximiliano Meza (60') scored for Monterrey.
Hernán Cristante's Toluca have had reason to celebrate scoring 7 times throughout their latest six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those matches equals 10.
Looking at their past form shows that Toluca:
- have not beaten Santos Laguna in games played away from home for the previous 14 league matches. A truly shameful run of away results.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 18/05/2018 shows us that Santos Laguna have won 3 of these games & Toluca 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A combined total of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them from Guerreros and 7 coming from Los Diablos Rojos. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 11 on 20/09/2020 and the score finished Toluca 1-2 Santos Laguna.
That day, Toluca had 54% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Michael Estrada (92').
Santos Laguna had 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Gael Sandoval (40') and Rivero (53') scored.
The match was refereed by Adonai Escobedo.
Team News: Santos Laguna
Brian Lozano (Tibia and Fibula Fracture), Fernando Gorriarán (Tear in the abductor muscle) and Ulises Rivas (Knee Injury) won’t be playing for Santos manager Guillermo Almada.
Team News: Toluca
With a completely healthy squad ready to go, Toluca boss Hernán Cristante doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
We’re of the opinion that Toluca might have a difficult job to get anything against this Santos Laguna outfit who we reckon will get the vital goal that wins it.
That’s why we have predicted a good battle with a 1-0 advantage for Santos Laguna at the conclusion of the game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Corona (29,101)
Captain: Carlos Acevedo
Chairman: Dante Elizalde
Manager: Guillermo Almada
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 5, Liga MX (Apertura) position 8
🔑 Star Man: Fernando Gorriarán
Usually playing in the Centre Midfield position, Fernando Gorriarán was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After making a first senior appearance for Ferencvárosi TC in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 12 appearances.