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The Liga MX (Clausura) meeting at Estadio Jalisco on Saturday sees home team Atlas ready themselves for the challenge from opponents León.
Our Atlas v León tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Atlas are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) victory vs Club Tijuana.
In that game, Atlas managed 36% possession and 21 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. The only player to score for Atlas was Renato Ibarra (11'). At the other end, Club Tijuana had 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Their most recent results reveal that much respect should be given to the Atlas defence. Los Zorros have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their last six games standing at 4.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Atlas:
- have not won against León in their last 5 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
León will go into this meeting after a 2-1 Liga MX (Clausura) win vs Toluca in their last fixture.
In that game, León had 62% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For León, the scorers were Jaine Barreiro (52') and Ángel Mena (73'). On the other side, Toluca got 4 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Michael Estrada (45') scored for Toluca.
Over the course of their previous 6 outings, León have helped themselves to a total of 10 goals. Los Esmeraldas have also scored in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have seen 8 goals go against them. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen whether that trend will continue on in this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that León:
- haven't been defeated by Atlas when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 23/07/2017 shows us that Atlas have won 1 of these and León 3, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A sum of 18 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them for Los Zorros and 10 coming from Los Esmeraldas. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 7 on 01/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of León 2-1 Atlas.
That time, León managed 73% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Goals were scored by Emmanuel Gigliotti (35') and Fernando Navarro (38').
On the other side, Atlas got 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Renato Ibarra (10') scored.
The referee was Adonai Escobedo.
Team News: Atlas
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the Atlas boss Diego Cocca to be concerned about due to a largely intact squad. Edgar Zaldívar (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
Team News: León
With a completely healthy group available for selection, León boss Ignacio Ambriz doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
Our feeling is that León will manage to put one past this Atlas side, however that may not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 winning score for Atlas at the end of the match. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco (55,020)
Captain: Camilo Vargas
Chairman: José Riestra
Manager: Diego Cocca
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 5, Liga MX (Apertura) position 16
⭐ Star Man: Renato Ibarra
Typically taking to the field in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Renato Ibarra was born in Ambuquí, Ecuador. After having made a senior debut playing for El Nacional in the 2009 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 10 appearances.