Toluca vs Cruz Azul – Toluca will host Cruz Azul at Estadio Nemesio Díez for a big Torneo Clausura game on Sunday. It should be an entertaining game between two teams that have been banging in plenty of goals in recent weeks. Fatigue could be an issue for Toluca after its gruelling Copa MX clash against Atlas on Wednesday. Los Diablos Rojos won 3-2, resulting in an aggregate score of 4-4. It then won the penalty shootout to surge into the next round. That snapped a three-game winless streak for Toluca. It is 10th in the Clausura standings, with five points from three games.
LA MÁQUINA GROWS IN CONFIDENCE
Cruz Azul lost its first two games of the Clausura campaign. It was 1-0 up and cruising in its opener against Atlas, but then had Orbelín Pineda sent off and went on to lose 2-1. Cruz Azul then lost 2-1 away at Atlético San Luis. However, it bounced back with a superb 3-0 home victory over Santos Laguna last weekend. It has since had a full week to recover, and the Cruz Azul players should be raring to go on Sunday.
These teams played one another twice in 2019, and both games finished 1-1. There have been four draws and two wins for Cruz Azul in the last six meetings between these sides. Toluca has not beaten La Máquina since 2016. It has been inconsistent at Estadio Nemesio Díez over the past year, although Cruz Azul has struggled on the road.
TOLUCA VS CRUZ AZUL BETTING TIPS
Bettors might like to skip the outright markets and look at goals. Both teams to score has paid off in four of Toluca’s five matches so far this year. It has also paid off in three of Cruz Azul’s four games. You can find -130 at 888 Sport on both teams to score in this game. You might also consider going for both teams to score and under 4.5 goals, which is priced at +118. Each of the last six games between these teams has seen under 2.5 goals, so under 4.5 goals should be safe. The draw also looks interesting at +210. If you think Toluca will continue to struggle against La Máquina, you can take -150 on Cruz Azul draw no bet at 888 Sport.