America vs. Toluca Toluca Pick & Prediction JAN 14th 2023

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Toluca vs América: in search of the first victory

The Closing Tournament of Mexican soccer started in the best way and the first day left unexpected results with powerful teams that did not add three points and others that seemed weaker, reaching the top of the tournament. In effect, one of the most attractive duels of the second day will have Toluca and América facing each other next Saturday at La Bombonera.

On the one hand, the Red Devils want to ratify all the good things shown in the Opening Tournament where the team became one of the revelations of sports previews. Indeed, Ignacio Ambriz is finalizing details to keep the first three points at home.

For their part, Fernando Ortiz's Águilas did not start the Clausura Tournament in the best way either and they will look away from home for the first three points that will allow them to get closer to the leaders, Tigres, Pumas, Pachuca and Atlético San Luis.

Last matches of Toluca

The Red Devils are ready to once again be the revelation of Mexican soccer. For several seasons, Toluca alternates good and bad campaigns and this year it will seek once and for all to ratify itself as a protagonist against the most powerful.

Toluca was reinforced in a good way and the arrivals of Vilches, Andrés Felipe Mosquera, Brayan Angulo and Marcel Ruiz Suárez. The directive bet heavily on a replacement that hierarchizes the squad and it is expected that they can adapt to the pressure as soon as possible.

So far, the Red Devils could not debut in the tournament and the match of the first day against Atlas de Guadalajara was postponed, so Toluca does not have points in the tournament.

Regarding the idea of football, Ignacio Ambriz calls for his team to be the protagonist of the competition in all the stadiums, proposing possession of the ball as a prerequisite and betting on the counterattack at times when it is surpassed by its rival.

It is worth remembering that the last season in Mexican soccer, Toluca culminated in sixth place in the standings, accessing the playoffs after reaping 27 points in 17 games played with 7 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses, converting 27 goals in favor. and receiving 23 goals, a defensive aspect that must be corrected this season.

Already in the playoffs, Toluca had no problem beating Juárez 3-0 in line with what was expected by sports forecasts , while in the quarterfinals they suffered to leave Santos Laguna on the road after a 6-4 aggregate. Then, Toluca managed to overcome everyone's favourite, América, after a 3-2 aggregate and finally could not be crowned champion after an adverse 8-2 after 180 minutes of roundtrip.

Last matches of America

Las Águilas are again the favorites of sports betting as it happens in every season where they renew the illusions for each Mexican soccer team. However, América is one of the teams with the greatest economic power and history in the domestic tournament, so once again it will carry all the pressure on its shoulders to become the new champion.

Fernando Ortiz knew how to transform his team into a protagonist with a simple idea: to dominate the actions in all the games regardless of the rival on duty. Indeed, América was able to reach the final stages in last season's playoffs after finishing as the leader of the regular phase with 38 points in 17 games in play with 12 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, scoring 38 goals in favor and 17 goals. received.

For its part, in the playoffs, América received Puebla in the quarterfinals and thrashed it with an 11-2 aggregate, in keeping with sports betting. Finally, the path of the Eagles culminated in the semifinals with a 3-2 loss against Toluca.

In this season, América debuted with an apathetic goalless draw at home against Querétaro where the team did not know how to capitalize on the actions in favor and remains in eighth place, two points behind Tigres, Pumas, Pachuca and Atlético San Luis.

Background between both

Toluca and América played 55 matches with 21 victories for the Red Devils, 17 draws and the same number of victories for the Águilas. Likewise, in La Bombonera they met 28 times with 15 local victories for Toluca, 7 draws and 6 visiting victories for América.

A fact to take into account when making Mexico League forecasts is that the last clash between the two played at La Bombonera was a 2-1 victory for the Red Devils in the semifinals.

The magnifying glass on...

The Red Devils still have not scored goals in the tournament considering that the duel against Atlas was postponed. However, it has the offensive hierarchy of Camilo Sanvezzo and Brayan Angulo that can unbalance at any time.

The magnifying glass on...

Henry Martín, Álvaro Fidalgo and Salvador Reyes are the favorites of the Mexico League predictions to open the scoring next Saturday.

Sports bets

The main bookmakers take for granted the visiting victory of the Eagles next Saturday. In effect, the visiting triumph of America offers a quota of 1.85, situating the tie at 3.60, while the local victory of Toluca stands at 4.20.

If both teams convert the sum to be received will be 1.61, while the 1-1 tie between the two is the favorite result is 7.00. For its part, an interesting combination is that of Toluca 1-0 at halftime and 1-1 final result whose sum amounts to 23.00.

Finally, if Henry Martín opens or closes the scoring, the fee to be received will be 4.50, while Sanvezzo's goal at any time offers 3.10.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Saturday 10:10 p.m. The stars.

Mexico: 8:10 p.m. TUDN , The Stars , TUDN Live , VIX+ .

United States: 9:10 p.m. , TUDN App , Univision NOW , TUDN USA , Univision .

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