The Toluca vs Xolos Tijuana match will take place this Sunday, October 20, 2013 (10:00 AM Pacific) at the Estadio Nemesio Diez. This match in Toluca could determine the playoff possibilities of both squads were they to win this Sunday.
After 13 games, Toluca is in 6th place with 23 points, after 6 wins, 5 ties, and 2 losses. The team cached by Jose Saturdino Cardozo has been a real offensive threat, as they lead the league in goals with 29. The ‘chorizeros’ are currently on a hot streak where they have won their past 3 matches with an overall score of 13-2. With the win, Toluca would move up into 3rd place.
The Xolos of Tijuana go into Toluca urged to win. With 16 points and in 9th place, they cannot afford to lose any more points this season. A team in the Liga MX needs around 25 points to earn a low seeded playoff spot, therefore, Xolos must earn at least 9 points in their final 4 matches.
The team coached by Jorge Almiron has disappointed throughout the season, however, the poor results have been largely due to the team’s many injuries. Fortunately for Xolos, Javier Gandolfi and Dario Benedetto are back from injuries, which means the team has a full squad for the first time this Apertura 2013.
Toluca vs Xolos Tijuana Prediction
The Toluca vs Xolos Tijuana match will be a hard-fought game between two squads that need to earn a victory in order to reach their respective goals. With the 3 points, Toluca would reach 26 points and could almost secure their place in this season’s playoffs. Meanwhile, Xolos would lose distance in the playoff race were they to lose.
The game at the Nemesio Diez will be a good one, as both squads will go out offensively. The home team has been the better squad throughout the season, and with the support of the stadium, they will earn the 3 points. The Toluca vs Xolos Tijuana match will end in a 2-1 win for the ‘chorizeros’.
Toluca vs Xolos Tijuana Television
The Toluca vs Xolos Tijuana match will be televised this Sunday, October 20, 2013 on Univision at 10:00 AM Pacific.