The Toluca vs Club America Liga MX match will take place this Sunday, April 27, 2014 (10:00 AM Pacific) at the Estadio Nemesio Diez. Diablos Rojos and Aguilas will play one of the final matches during this Clausura 2014, in what is also one of the must-watch games of the week. While Toluca already secured a place in the playoffs, Club America still has a slight possibility were they to lose, however, Turco’s team will be focused on improving their playoff standing.
This match is basically meaningless for Toluca, they are guaranteed the second spot in the standings, no matter if they lose, tie or win. It will be interesting to see whether coach Cardozo will use an alternate squad and give his key players a chance to rest. Toluca is coming off a mid-week loss against Cruz Azul in the CONCACAF Champions League, Cardozo’s players could certainly use the rest.
However, there is always the issue of morale, Toluca lost their Week 16 Liga MX match against Atlas, and tied twice against Cruz Azul in the Concachampions, it might be difficult to head into the Liga MX playoffs with a four game win-less streak. On Sunday, we shall see whether Cardozo values rest over team spirit.
Club America would only miss out on the playoffs if they lose against Toluca, and if Chivas and Morelia win their matches and somehow make up a sizable goal differential. Basically, Club America will be playing in the playoffs, but the Toluca match will decide whether they have home field advantage.
Turco Mohamed is under heavy pressure to perform well in the Liguilla; it is hard to believe that there are large sections of the America fan-base that want to get rid of him. For that reason, Club America will play with its best squad, hoping to earn a victory that pushes them up into third place. A draw would be useless for America, as they would remain in 5th place, thus losing the opportunity of home field advantage in the playoffs.
Turco will count on his complete lineup, other than Aquivaldo Mosquera, who will miss the match due to muscle fatigue.
Toluca vs Club America Prediction
Toluca and America will play a fierce match as both sides want nothing other than the win. The ‘chorizeros’ want to finish the league on a good form, while the aguilas need to win to finish on a high seed. This game will have both teams playing offensively, and in a good match, they will end in a tie. The Toluca vs Club America match will end in a 1-1 draw.
Toluca vs Club America TV Schedule
The Toluca vs Club America match will be televised on Univision at 10:00 AM Pacific.
Toluca vs Club America Highlights
The Toluca vs Club America video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.