Liga MX preview: Can Pumas UNAM edge out victory against Toluca?

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Competition: Mexico Liga MX
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Olímpico de Universitario (72000 seats)

Pumas UNAM have performed better than Toluca so far this season, but every game starts at 0-0. Here's all you need to know about the upcoming game:

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Pumas UNAM form and stats

Pumas UNAM, who have the most scored goals (16) at home in Liga MX, are steadily winning Liga MX games and points here at Estadio Olímpico de Universitario. 4 wins, 3 draws and 0 defeats is the summary from 7 games.

Pumas manager A. Lillini and his team return home after a 2-2 draw away versus America (placed 3rd) in the Liga MX. The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 1-1 versus Necaxa.

Pumas's goalie Julio González played a big part in securing a draw after 90 minutes against America with a stunning eight saves.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Pumas have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 14 games) they have won seven times, drawn six and lost one.

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (16 in 7 games), Pumas UNAM's attacking play is working. From these home matches, Pumas have conceded only 6 goals.

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Toluca form and stats

Toluca, who have the most conceded goals (15) away in Liga MX, have only collected 5 points from their away games in the Liga MX, after 1-2-4 (7 played). Toluca has drawn their two previous away games.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Toluca goalkeeper Luis Manuel Garcia Palomera is eager to challenge this, with his 218 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Toluca had fun at their own home (Estadio Olímpico de Universitario) last time out, beating Cruz Azul 2-0. Gastón Sauro and Haret Ortega scored. A 0-0 draw at Pachuca's stadium before that.

Toluca goalie Luis García was high and low in the Cruz Azul game, contributing six saves towards the victory.

We have checked recent matches where Toluca have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those eight games were one victory, three draws and four defeats.

Toluca are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 7 away goals from 7 games (in the league). The Toluca manager J. de la Torre Menchaca has some worries about the defense as 15 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Pumas victories, one draw and five Toluca wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Pumas UNAMJ. Dinenno De Cara
J. Dinenno De Cara
8 goals
TolucaA. Canelo
A. Canelo
5 goals
Pumas UNAMC. González Espínola
C. González Espínola
4 goals

Pumas UNAM missing players

Toluca missing players

Pumas UNAM Toluca
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
13 7 2 Played P 2 7 13
6 4 1 Won W 0 1 5
6 3 1 Drew D 1 2 2
1 0 0 Lost L 1 4 6
23 16 5 Scored S 2 7 17
13 6 2 Conceded C 4 15 22
92% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 92%
92% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 86% 77%
54% 57% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 71% 62%
23% 29% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 43% 38%
15% 29% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 29% 31%
69% 71% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 86% 69%
23% 29% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 23%
15% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 14% 15%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3 2.4 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.4 2.4
4 2 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
149 94 34 Total Shots T S 21 80 152
43 30 8 Shots on Target S O 8 26 51
53% 53% 62% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 27% 33%
Key stats in Liga MX this season:
  • All of Pumas UNAM's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Pumas UNAM has the most scored goals (16) at home in Liga MX
  • Pumas UNAM has the the best goal difference (+10) at home in Liga MX
  • Pumas UNAM have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Pumas UNAM have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Pumas UNAM have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Pumas UNAM have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Toluca have scored away.
  • Pumas UNAM have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Pumas UNAM haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Toluca has the most conceded goals (15) away in Liga MX
  • Toluca have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Toluca have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leon 13 9 3 1 18 8 6 5 1 0 10 4 7 4 2 1 8 4 10 30
2 Cruz Azul 13 8 2 3 20 11 6 5 1 0 11 2 7 3 1 3 9 9 9 26
3 America 13 7 4 2 24 17 7 4 2 1 15 8 6 3 2 1 9 9 7 25
4 Pumas UNAM 13 6 6 1 23 13 7 4 3 0 16 6 6 2 3 1 7 7 10 24
5 Tigres UANL 13 6 5 2 22 11 7 4 2 1 13 6 6 2 3 1 9 5 11 23
6 Monterrey 13 5 5 3 19 16 6 2 3 1 9 8 7 3 2 2 10 8 3 20
7 Pachuca 13 5 5 3 14 11 7 3 2 2 10 8 6 2 3 1 4 3 3 20
8 Guadalajara 13 5 4 4 12 10 6 2 3 1 5 4 7 3 1 3 7 6 2 19
9 Toluca 13 5 2 6 17 22 6 4 0 2 10 7 7 1 2 4 7 15 -5 17
10 Santos Laguna 12 4 3 5 14 16 4 2 1 1 5 3 8 2 2 4 9 13 -2 15
11 Puebla 13 4 2 7 18 20 6 1 2 3 10 11 7 3 0 4 8 9 -2 14
12 Juarez 13 3 5 5 11 14 7 2 3 2 4 5 6 1 2 3 7 9 -3 14
13 Tijuana 12 4 2 6 10 17 8 4 2 2 9 7 4 0 0 4 1 10 -7 14
14 Atlas 13 3 4 6 10 14 7 2 1 4 5 7 6 1 3 2 5 7 -4 13
15 Queretaro 13 3 3 7 20 22 6 3 1 2 13 8 7 0 2 5 7 14 -2 12
16 Necaxa 13 3 3 7 9 18 7 2 1 4 5 10 6 1 2 3 4 8 -9 12
17 Mazatlan 13 2 4 7 15 23 6 2 2 2 7 9 7 0 2 5 8 14 -8 10
18 Atletico San Luis 13 2 2 9 13 26 7 1 2 4 7 12 6 1 0 5 6 14 -13 8

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Liga MX is the top division in the Mexican football league system. Each season the league has two tournaments, Apertura (opening) and Clausura (closing). This means that the Liga MX has two champions per season. The Liga MX is the fourth most attended football league in the world.