Toluca vs Santos Laguna – Liga MX leader Santos Laguna will aim for a fifth consecutive victory when it heads to Toluca on Sunday. It opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Apertura championship by beating Cruz Azul 3-1 last weekend. It is in terrific form right now and it should be full of confidence. Toluca is going in the opposite direction. It has lost its last three games and that has seen it slump down to 17th in the table. Scoring goals has been a real problem for Ricardo La Volpe’s men this season: they have hit the back of the net just 14 times in 17 games.
Toluca Low on Confidence
Toluca suffered a 4-0 drubbing against León at the weekend. Forwards Alexis Canelo and Felipe Pardo were starved of service, as Toluca had just 25% of the possession. Pardo has been reasonably prolific, but Canelo is on a long goal drought. There are no such problems for Santos, which has banged in a league high 38 goals in 17 games. It spreads the goals around the team really well, although Brian Lozano has stood out recently as an especially dangerous forward. Toluca has an uninspiring home record this season, with three wins, a draw and four defeats from eight games. Santos has been exceptional at home, but it has won just three of eight on the road. Yet the form book suggests the league leader will win this game.
Toluca vs Santos Laguna Betting Picks
Santos Laguna has won its last four games, and its last away game was a 2-1 win against reigning Apertura champion Club América. Toluca has lost three in a row, and it is winless in six games. You can find +120 on a Santos Laguna win at top Liga MX betting sites like Bethard, and that looks really enticing. Pinnacle has +127 on the away win, which looks great. Alternatively you could look at Santos Laguna draw no bet if you are feeling more cautious. This is priced at -147, and it looks like a good parlay selection.