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Mexican Playoff Betting: Leon vs. Toluca

Mexican Playoff Betting: Leon vs. Toluca


The semifinals of Liga MX start Thursday night, and Toluca will go on the road at Leon in what should be a low scoring match that the hosts are favoured to win.

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After eliminating Cruz Azul by away goals this past Satrday with a 2-2 draw, Leon advances to Thursday's semifinal opener looking to become the first team since Pumas in 2004 to repeat as Mexican champion.

Los Panzas Verdes were down 2-0 and mounted a strong comeback in the rain against a Cruz Azul, with Argentine Mauro Boselli having a strong erformance scoring once.

They finished the Clausura portion of the league in eighth, landing the crucial final playoff spot with a 6-6-5 (W-L-T) record after winning the Apertura portion. They are favourites tonight with Goal Canada betting partner William Hill offering the outright Leon win at 1.91 and the double result at a decent 3.20.

A draw is listed at 3.30. Toluca had the least draws in the league during this past season, with only two from 17 matches. 

In their only prior match in Clausura play, it was the visitors coming out on top with a 2-1 home win one month ago. Toluca is listed at 3.80 for the win here, but don't expect a surprise tonight.

After a 0-0 bore draw away to Tijuana in their quarterfinal first leg, Toluca rebounded with a 3-1 win in front of its supporters on Sunday. Los Choriceros finished second in the Clausura with a 10-5-2 mark, and exited at the semifinal stage during the Apertura playoff session.

The under 2.5 total goals is listed at only 1.70, so instead consider the Leon win along with the under 2.5 which is available for the taking at a much better 3.80.