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Deportivo Toluca FC vs. Cruz Azul 2/20/2021 Liga MX Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Deportivo Toluca FC encounters Cruz Azul on 2/20/2021 at 8:00PM

Deportivo Toluca FC clashes with Cruz Azul in a regular season match. Deportivo Toluca FC with a record of 10-4-9 this season comes into this game with a 1-3-7 record on the road. Cruz Azul is 13-2-8 this season and is 6-1-3 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Deportivo Toluca FC and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Cruz Azul won and now turns their attention to Deportivo Toluca FC at home in friendly territory.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Cruz Azul and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Cruz Azul came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Deportivo Toluca FC at their home pitch.

The Deportivo Toluca FC Roster

The Players to Watch for the Deportivo Toluca FC

Rubens Sambueza MF

Rubens Sambueza has 23 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Rubens Sambueza has 13 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Rubens Sambueza had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Deportivo Toluca FC teammates, Rubens Sambueza had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Rubens Sambueza has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Rubens Sambueza has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 48 fouls this season. He has drawn 91 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Raúl López Gómez DF

Raúl López Gómez has 17 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Raúl López Gómez has 10 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Raúl López Gómez had 19 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Raúl López Gómez has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Raúl López Gómez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Raúl López Gómez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Alexis Canelo FW,MF

As a shooter, Alexis Canelo had 43 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Alexis Canelo had 27 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Alexis Canelo has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Deportivo Toluca FC teammates, Alexis Canelo had 12 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Alexis Canelo has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Alexis Canelo has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 46 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Michael Estrada FW

As a shooter, Michael Estrada had 44 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Michael Estrada has 16 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Michael Estrada has 15 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Michael Estrada has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Michael Estrada has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Michael Estrada has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

William da Silva MF

As a shooter, William da Silva had 17 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but William da Silva had 7 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

William da Silva has 13 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. William da Silva has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

William da Silva has 0 Yellow Cards this season. William da Silva has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Diego González DF

As a shooter, Diego González had 9 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Diego González has 2 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Diego González had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Diego González has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Diego González has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Diego González has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Gastón Sauro DF

Gastón Sauro has 6 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Gastón Sauro had 2 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Gastón Sauro had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Deportivo Toluca FC teammates, Gastón Sauro had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gastón Sauro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gastón Sauro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 3 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Javier Güemez MF

As a shooter, Javier Güemez had 3 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Javier Güemez had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Javier Güemez has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Deportivo Toluca FC teammates, Javier Güemez had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Javier Güemez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Javier Güemez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

The Cruz Azul Roster

The Players to Watch for the Cruz Azul

Juan Escobar DF

As a shooter, Juan Escobar had 26 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Juan Escobar had 13 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Juan Escobar has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Juan Escobar had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Juan Escobar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Juan Escobar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 37 fouls this season. He has drawn 19 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Orbelín Pineda MF,FW

As a shooter, Orbelín Pineda had 29 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Orbelín Pineda had 7 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Orbelín Pineda had 19 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Orbelín Pineda had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Orbelín Pineda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Orbelín Pineda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 43 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Adrián Aldrete DF

Adrián Aldrete has 11 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Adrián Aldrete has 2 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Adrián Aldrete had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Adrián Aldrete has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Adrián Aldrete has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Adrián Aldrete has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Julio Domínguez DF

Julio Domínguez has 10 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Julio Domínguez has 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Julio Domínguez had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Julio Domínguez had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Julio Domínguez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Julio Domínguez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Jonathan Rodríguez FW

Jonathan Rodríguez has 79 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Jonathan Rodríguez has 30 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Jonathan Rodríguez has 19 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jonathan Rodríguez has 13 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jonathan Rodríguez has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Jonathan Rodríguez has 7 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 16 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Luis Romo MF

As a shooter, Luis Romo had 47 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Luis Romo has 10 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Luis Romo has 19 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Luis Romo has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luis Romo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Romo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 30 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Rafael Baca MF

Rafael Baca has 3 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Rafael Baca has 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Rafael Baca has 14 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Rafael Baca has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rafael Baca has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rafael Baca has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Santiago Giménez FW

As a shooter, Santiago Giménez had 39 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Santiago Giménez has 14 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Santiago Giménez has 13 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cruz Azul teammates, Santiago Giménez had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Santiago Giménez has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Santiago Giménez has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 29 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Liga Mexicana action.

Deportivo Toluca FC Team Stats

The Deportivo Toluca FC Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Deportivo Toluca FC was able to score 1.17 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Deportivo Toluca FC scored those goals off assists 0.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Deportivo Toluca FC converted on 0.27 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Deportivo Toluca FC attempted 5.17 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Deportivo Toluca FC is able to get 41.2% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Deportivo Toluca FC Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Deportivo Toluca FC was able to hold opponents to -4.28 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Deportivo Toluca FC goalkeepers fended off 0.06 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 7200.0% of shots on target were saved by Deportivo Toluca FC goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 6% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Deportivo Toluca FC. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Deportivo Toluca FC Utility Stats

Deportivo Toluca FC tried 1.43 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Deportivo Toluca FC is in the top 39 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Deportivo Toluca FC has successfully intercepted 19.74 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Deportivo Toluca FC in the top 32 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Deportivo Toluca FC commits 0.0 fouls. This puts Deportivo Toluca FC in the top 11 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Deportivo Toluca FC drew 14.83 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Deportivo Toluca FC is in the top 39 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Deportivo Toluca FC had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 13.3 times per 90 minutes of action. Deportivo Toluca FC is in the top 39 percentile in offside calls against them.

Cruz Azul Team Stats

The Cruz Azul Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cruz Azul was able to score 0.96 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cruz Azul was able to score 1 goals off assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cruz Azul was able to score on 0.24 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Cruz Azul attempted 4.87 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Cruz Azul attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 31.1% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Cruz Azul Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cruz Azul was able to hold opponents to -3.4 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 0.04 shots were saved by Cruz Azul goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Cruz Azul truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 6300.0% of shots on target were saved by Cruz Azul goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. Cruz Azul goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 9% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Cruz Azul Utility Stats

Cruz Azul tried 1.26 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 68 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul had 19.48 interceptions. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 37 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul has committed 0.04 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 34 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cruz Azul drew 14.74 fouls. This puts Cruz Azul in the top 47 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Cruz Azul had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 12.0 times per 90 minutes of action. Cruz Azul is in the top 5 percentile in offside calls against them.

Deportivo Toluca FC vs. Cruz Azul Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Deportivo Toluca FC 1 Cruz Azul 2

Moneyline Pick: Cruz Azul -122 WagerWeb –> Perpetual Bonuses? They have lost their minds.