Xolos Tijuana vs Toluca Liga MX Week 12 – March 30, 2013

Xolos Tijuana vs Toluca Liga MX Week 12 – March 30, 2013


The Xolos Tijuana vs Toluca match will be this Saturday, March 30, 2013 (6:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Nemesio Diez.  Xolos and Toluca are both scheduled to play mid-week games in the Copa Libertadores; it will be interesting to see who has the better alternate squad this Saturday.

In the past 7 games, Xolos has won once, tied twice, and lost four times; before that, the Xolos were 4-0-0. Why the big difference? As soon as the Copa Libertadores began, Xolos started to use completely alternate squads, or “b-sides”, in their Liga MX matches, saving the starters for the Copa Libertadores. This has resulted in Xolos winning 3 out of 4 matches in the Copa Libertadores, but at a cost of playing terribly in the Liga MX.

With a Wednesday game scheduled against San Jose in Bolivia for the Copa Libertadores, it is almost certain that we will not see any starters in the match against Toluca. Xolos would clinch a spot in the Copa Libertadores’ Round of 16 with a tie or win against San Jose, and El Turco Mohammed will want to keep his key players fresh for the game against the Bolivians.

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Toluca has lost its last 2 Liga MX games, it’s currently in the 14th place of the standings, and the playoffs hopes are quickly diminishing. However, they still have a shot at making it to the Round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores. It all starts with the Thursday game against Nacional in Uruguay; Toluca must at least draw to remain alive. That is why we won’t get to see any starters against Xolos on Saturday. Meza will save his key players for the key match on Thursday, which could very well save or destroy the entire season for Toluca.

Xolos Tijuana vs Toluca Prediction

These two teams have been struggling in the Liga MX, due to the travel and fatigue brought on from participating in the Copa Libertadores. Both teams will show up with “b-squads”, and it will be up to the subs to see who gets the points.  The Xolos Tijuana vs Toluca match will end in a 1-1 tie. Both teams have been doing terribly with their alternate squads, and I can’t see either team winning this one.

Xolos Tijuana vs Toluca Television

The Xolos Tijuana vs Toluca match will be televised this Saturday, March 30, 2013 on Unimas at 6:00 PM Pacific.