Toluca and Tijuana face in the Nemesio Díez Stadium, in a match for the 17th round of the First Division. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 8 matches won 5, tied 1 and lost 2. But the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 30- 10-2016, for the First Division, Tijuana won by (0-1). Gabriel Hauche (72 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. the Tijuana presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 6 th position, with 26 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Veracruz (0-1), after in the previous match they have lost (0-1) at home, against Morelia. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor. against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 9 home matches for the championship Toluca won 6, tied 1 and lost 2, so they have won 19 points out of 27 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in the competition, suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2.
The Toluca arrives at this last day of the Aperture needing a victory to advance for the final phase without depending on other results and the team arrives with the highest moral, after closing a series of 3 games without victory with a good victory in the last day . The team is characterized by a medium attack, which scored 21 goals and is the ninth best of the competition, while the defense suffered 20 goals and is the eighth best, showing that it still needs a better performance of both sectors for which it remains to dispute in the national championship. Playing at home, Toluca has the third best season in the Liga MX and is the team that scored the most goals as a local team, but needs to be attentive, since they have lost 2 of their last 3 games in front of their fans. For the match against Tijuana, coach Rolando Cristane has no problems in the team considered titular and must maintain the starting line-up of the last day, in which he beat Veracruz away from home.
Club Tijuana :
After 6 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses, the away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 21 points won. In their last match, they won in the home match by (2-1), after losing in the previous match, in a game against Guadalajara, by (3-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a loss to Pachuca by (4-0). For the championship, Tijuana won 10 points out of 24 possible, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 16 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have only won 1 result.
Tijuana reaches this final day of the Apertura in search of the 3 points, the only result that gives it the possibility of advancing to the next phase, but it will still depend on other results, but first it has to do its part. The team has an attack of very low efficiency, which scored only 16 goals and is the fourth worst in the national championship, while the defense, on the other hand, has been presented in a reasonable way, because it suffered 20 goals and is the eighth best, but he also needs adjustments, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 8 games of the championship. Playing away from home, like the clash this Sunday, Tijuana lost 3 of its last 4 games and did not suffer goals in only 1 of the games away from their domains, being a team that usually leaves many spaces in its defense when acting as visitor. For the game against Toluca, coach Diego Torres goes to the field in maximum strength in search of the classification.
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