Chivas Guadalajara vs Toluca prediction and betting tips - May 8, 2024
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Chivas Guadalajara vs Toluca prediction and betting tips - May 8, 2024

Tournament: Clausura Playoffs Mexico
Location: Estadio Akron
Match date: 08.05.2023

In the quarterfinal round of the Clausura Playoffs of the Liga MX on May 8, 2024, Chivas Guadalajara will play against Toluca. This is the first match of this round, and both teams are eager to gain an advantage.

Key statistics and trends:

  • Chivas Guadalajara comes into the match with a streak of 5 victories.
  • Toluca lost two out of their last three matches, missing the chance to win the regular part of the tournament.

Chivas Guadalajara - form analysis: gaining momentum

The "Striped Goats" suffered at the hands of their compatriots from America. First, they were eliminated in the round of 16 of the CONCACAF Champions League, with a devastating 0-3 defeat away. Then, they were the last team to take points from the Mexican Championship. After a goalless draw in mid-March, they managed to win 5 times, including four clean sheets. This allowed them to finish fifth in the table and avoid the preliminary round of the playoffs.

Toluca - form analysis: unable or unwilling to compete for the lead

The "Reds" tarnished their overall good season with a disappointing finish. They started with a 1-5 loss against America, partially redeemed by a similar scoreline victory against Atletico San Luis. However, in the final round, they lost 0-1 at home to Cruz Azul, with Tiago Volpi missing two penalties after the break. As a result, their opponent jumped to second place, ahead of them by 1 point (33 to 32). America remained the leader with 35 points.

Chivas Guadalajara: team news

All players should be in good form for the playoffs.

Toluca: team news

Managing to avoid squad problems.

Chivas Guadalajara vs Toluca: Possible starting lineups:

Chivas Guadalajara (possible lineup): Rangel Aguilar - Castillo, Orozco Chiquete, Sepulveda, Moso - Beltran, Gutierrez, Perez Hernandez, Alvarado, Brisuela - Marin

Toluca (possible lineup): Volpi - Garcia Carpizo, Pereira, Escobar, Orrantia - Ruiz, Belmonte, Meneses, Angulo, Araujo - Vega

Previous matches:

After three draws followed by Toluca's victory, Chivas finally won an important head-to-head match. In January in Guadalajara, it ended 3-2 in favor of the hosts.

Free forecast for the Chivas Guadalajara vs Toluca match on May 8:

Chivas comes into this crucial match in stronger form. However, we'll use a safety net in the form of a "zero" handicap (odds - 1.73).