Toluca vs Tijuana
Mexico – Liga MX
Date: Sunday, 13th May 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Nemesio Diez, Toluca
It is time for some top tier Mexican football. The second leg of the playoffs between Toluca and Tijuana is scheduled for Sunday evening at Nemesio Diez Stadium. The first clash was full of excitement and goals, so personally I am expecting to see a similar scenario.
Hosts are the favorites judging by the 1.70 odds offered for their win. After all, Toluca dominated the regular season by winning the first place convincingly (36 points from 17 matches). Also, this team has won seven out of the last eight appearances in front of the home crowd. Fernando Uribe was the hero of the first duel against Tijuana (scored in the 94th minute).
Tijuana are in red-hot form lately. Regular campaign was not so successful. They secured the playoffs in the late stages and won the 6th place with 25 points. The last time this team suffered a defeat was all the way back to late March.
Toluca vs Tijuana: Head-to-head
Toluca hosted Tijuana in late 2017 at this stadium, and sealed three points easily. The full time result was 3-1. Interestingly, the last four head to head duels between these opponents were always won by the home team.
Toluca vs Tijuana: Prediction
Consistency when it comes to important, playoff matches is definitely on the side of home team. Toluca stormed past all the opponents in the regular season and I don’t think Tijuana are able to stop them. Home win is the primary choice at solid 1.70 odds.
When it comes to the goal scorers market, Uribe is going to represent the main danger in the box. Colombian striker bagged 16 goals this season and I fancy the 2.30 odds to see his name on the score sheet once again.
Toluca vs Tijuana: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.70
Uribe to score anytime @ 2.30.