In week 17 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017, Santos Laguna will host Toluca at the Estadio Corona TSM this Sunday, May 7, 2017 (4:00 PM Pacific). Both teams have already earned a playoff spot but will be looking to improve their place on the table which should make for an entertaining match.
Santos Laguna has been one of the best teams in this tournament, currently in seventh place with 25 points. Los Guerreros have 10 draws this Clausura which is by far the most in the league but they also only have one loss which is the least in the league. Jose Manuel de la Torre has established a team that is hard to beat and could go a long way in the playoffs.
Los Laguneros are coming from a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Chiapas, where Santos lost its slight lead in the dying minutes of the game. This has been a trend for Santos Laguna all year long and its inability to maintain a lead might be the team’s downfall heading into the playoffs. The match will not be an easy one for the home team but it is an important one for Los Guerreros heading into the playoffs.
Toluca is having a solid campaign currently in fifth place with 26 points and will be looking to finish among the top three teams in the Liga MX. Los Diablos have lost three out of their last four games and are not looking sharp going into the playoffs. In Toluca’s latest game, the team fell 2-1 to Queretaro at the Estadio Nemesio Diez.
Hernan Cristante will have Rubens Sambueza and Enrique Triverio back for this game which could add a much-needed spark to Los Diablos. The match could be a preview of a possible playoff match-up and should be a good indicator where each team is at heading into La Liguilla. The game should be an entertaining encounter with both teams motivated to get a favorable result heading into the playoffs.