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The Liga MX (Apertura) clash at Estadio Jalisco on Saturday sees home team Atlas playing against opponents León.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Atlas v León can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Atlas, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-3 Liga MX (Apertura) victory over Necaxa.
In that match, Atlas managed 40% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Atlas, the scorers were Julián Quiñones (23', 47') and Julio César Furch (35'). Necaxa had 14 shots on goal with 5 on target.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the Atlas rearguard. Atlas have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 games standing at 4. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this match, however.
Their past results show that Atlas:
- have not beaten León in their previous 6 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to FC Juárez in Liga MX (Apertura) action, León and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, León managed 71% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, FC Juárez got 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Jefferson Intriago (70') scored for FC Juárez.
Ariel Holan's León have converted a total of 10 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that same period comes to 5.
Their prior results show that León:
- remain unbeaten by Atlas when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 06/01/2018 shows that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Atlas. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas León have been superior, beating them in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A total of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 of them from Los Zorros and 13 for Los Esmeraldas. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league contest between these sides was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 14 on 10/04/2021 when it finished Atlas 1-3 León.
In that game, Atlas had 44% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Edgar Zaldívar (80').
At the other end, León had 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Emmanuel Gigliotti (37', 67') and Osvaldo Rodríguez (91') scored.
The referee was Luis Santander.
Team News: Atlas
The Atlas boss Diego Cocca will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: León
Due to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, the León boss Ariel Holan has zero fitness worries to speak of before this match.
We believe that León should be able to score a goal against this Atlas team, but that is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Atlas at the end of the 90 minutes. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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 (Apertura) position 3
⭐ Key Player: Julio César Furch
Usually playing in the Striker position, Julio César Furch was born in La Pampa, Argentina. After making a first senior appearance for Olimpo in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has got 4 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.