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The Liga MX (Apertura) tie at Estadio Caliente on Sunday will see home side Club Tijuana ready themselves for the visit of Atlas.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Club Tijuana v Atlas are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Club Tijuana, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-2 Liga MX (Clausura) triumph vs Pachuca.
In that game, Club Tijuana had 42% possession and 17 shots at goal with 9 on target. For Club Tijuana, goals were scored by González Pírez (36'), Mauro Laínez (51') and Alexis Castro (58'). Pachuca got 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Jara (25', 70') scored for Pachuca.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Club Tijuana have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Xoloitzcuintles have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals in the process.
Atlas will go into the game following on from a 2-3 Liga MX (Clausura) win to beat Toluca in their last game.
In that match, Atlas managed 42% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Atlas, the goals were scored by Diego Barbosa (4'), José Abella (63') and Cuero (86'). At the other end, Toluca got 19 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Leonardo Fernández (21', 74') was the scorer for Toluca.
The stats don’t lie, and Atlas have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in all. In defence, Los Zorros could really do with shoring things up. That kind of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this game, however.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 21/10/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Club Tijuana winning 2 of those games, Atlas 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Xoloitzcuintles and 8 being from Los Zorros. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 4 on 01/02/2020 when it ended Atlas 2-1 Club Tijuana.
The referee was Jorge Isaac Rojas.
Team News: Club Tijuana
Club Tijuana boss Pablo Guede will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
We are thinking that Xoloitzcuintles should use the 4-3-3 system in the match featuring Carlos Alberto Higuera, Jordan Silva, Miguel Ángel Barbieri, Aldo Cruz, Vladimir Eduardo Loroña, Edgar Yoel Bárcenas, Christian Rivera, Alexis Castro, Bryan Angulo, Mauro Laínez and Ariel Nahuelpan.
Team News: Atlas
Thanks to a largely available group of players, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Atlas boss Rafael Puente Jr. to be concerned about. Renato Ibarra (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, Los Zorros seem likely to make use of a 4-5-1 formation with a starting lineup of Camilo Vargas, José Abella, Diego Barbosa, Germán Conti, Brayton Vázquez, Lorenzo Reyes, Jesus Isijara, Luciano Acosta, Ángel Márquez, Ían Jairo Torres and Ignacio Jeraldino.
Our assessment is that Atlas must be fancied to score a goal against this Club Tijuana lineup, but it probably won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
Our tip is for a 2-1 advantage for Club Tijuana at the end of this one. Definitely a tough call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Caliente (26,158)
Chairman: Jorge Hank Inzunsa
Manager: Pablo Guede
🔑 Star Player: Camilo Sanvezzo
Regularly deployed in the Left Wing position, Camilo Sanvezzo was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2011 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 7 appearances.