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The Liga MX (Apertura) clash at Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez on Saturday sees home side FC Juárez welcome guests Atlas.
All FC Juárez v Atlas game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
FC Juárez will be looking for another win after a 1-0 Liga MX (Apertura) victory versus Puebla.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Juárez was Dario Lezcano (7').
Gabriel Caballero's FC Juárez have celebrated scoring a sum total of 6 times over their past half-dozen outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in that same time amounts to 6.
Coming into this meeting, FC Juárez haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Pachuca in Liga MX (Apertura) action, Atlas will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Atlas managed 56% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Pachuca got 17 shots on goal with 4 on target. Victor Guzmán (76') scored for Pachuca.
For 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Atlas, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell comes out as a mere 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Los Zorros equalling 0.83. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, of course.
Ahead of this clash, Atlas are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 1 on 20/07/2019 when it finished Atlas 1-0 FC Juárez.
The referee was Jose Alfredo Penaloza Soto.
Team News: FC Juárez
FC Juárez manager Gabriel Caballero has zero fitness worries at all before this match with a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
In all likelihood, Los Bravos could opt for a 4-4-2 system for the game featuring Enrique Palos, Alberto Acosta Alvarado Joshimar, Bruno Romo, Maximiliano Olivera, Víctor Gustavo Velázquez, Flavio Santos, Marco Fabian, Jefferson Intriago, Jesus Zavala, Dario Lezcano and Erick Castillo.
Team News: Atlas
Thanks to a largely available group of players, there’s just a single fitness problem for the Atlas gaffer Diego Cocca to be concerned about. Edgar Zaldívar (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, Los Zorros seem likely to play in a 4-4-2 system, settling for Camilo Vargas, José Abella, Jesús Angulo, Hugo Nervo, Germán Conti, Víctor Malcorra, Jesus Isijara, Lorenzo Reyes, Ángel Márquez, Jonathan Ozziel Herrera and Ignacio Jeraldino.
We’re inclined to think that FC Juárez should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the other end, Atlas won’t find it easy getting on the scoresheet but we do fancy them getting the chances to score, too.
We can therefore see a decent 3-1 winning score for FC Juárez come full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez (19,703)
Captain: Iván Vázquez
Chairman: Juan Carlos Talavera
Manager: Gabriel Caballero
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 10
⭐ Key Man: Dario Lezcano
Mostly played in the Striker position, Dario Lezcano was born in Asunción, Paraguay. After making a first senior appearance for FC Thun in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has netted 6 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 campaign to date from a total of 10 appearances.