Toluca vs Santos Laguna
Mexican Liga MX
Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nemesio Diez, Toluca de Lerdo.
Santos Laguna managed to earn the well-deserved 2-1 victory thanks to a last-gasp winner from Julio Furch and they’ll travel to Toluca de Lerdo for the second leg tie of their Liga MX Clausura final high on confidence. Los Guerreros were the dominant side on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play in the first match, but they just struggled to convert in front of Alfredo Tavalera’s goal before the final 20 minutes of the game when Djaniny made it all square.
Toluca will thus be forced to risk more in the rematch in front of the home crowd on Sunday evening. Rolando Cristante’s men still need only a narrow 1-0 win to clinch the Clausura title, but it’s really hard to believe the hosts will be able to keep things tight at the back knowing they’ve been very easy to break down lately. Los Choriceros conceded two or more goals in four of last five league matches and their defensive line will be under a huge pressure from the in-form attack of Santos Laguna’s here.
Toluca vs Santos Laguna: Head-to-head
Santos Laguna lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into their 41st tie with Toluca.
Nevertheless, Los Choriceros were the more successful outfit in matches at Estadio Nemesio Diez where they won 11 and lost only 6 of 20 encounters with Los Guerreros.
Toluca won last two home ties against Santos Laguna with the same 2-0 scoreline.
Toluca vs Santos Laguna: Prediction
Robert Siboldi has reasons to be optimistic ahead of the second leg of the grand final given that his men have won three and drawn one of last four league games. Furthermore, Santos Laguna bagged two or more goals in each of these affairs along the way, meaning the value is just massive in backing the visitors to net two or more goals here at the sky-high 3.00 odds.
On the other hand, Toluca will rely on a splendid form in matches at Estadio Nemesio Diez where they won eight and drew one of last nine in Liga MX. We thus definitely expect to see the hosts on the scoresheet, meaning the BTTS is a must-take bet at the 1.70 odds.
Toluca vs Santos Laguna: Bet Tips
- Santos Laguna Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00
- BTTS @ 1.70.