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Monterrey will be the visitors at Estadio Jalisco on Saturday for the Liga MX (Clausura) tie with home team Atlas.
All Atlas v Monterrey match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Atlas will play in this fixture after a 1-1 Liga MX (Apertura) stalemate versus Tigres de la UANL.
In that match, Atlas had 47% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atlas was Germán Conti (95'). For their opponents, Tigres de la UANL got 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Luis Rodríguez (40') scored for Tigres de la UANL.
Atlas have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their sum of goals equals just 4 against opponents during the course of their previous six outings. In those meetings, Los Zorros have also seen the number of goals against them come to 7. That sort of pattern might not be continued into this next game, however.
In their last game, Monterrey drew 2-2 in the Primera (Apertura) Liguilla tie with Puebla.
In that match, Monterrey had 56% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Monterrey, the goals were scored by Nicolás Sánchez (44') and Vincent Janssen (50'). At the other end, Puebla had 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. Osvaldo Martínez (61') and Santiago Ormeño (90') scored for Puebla. The match went to penalties and was won 2-4 by Puebla.
Monterrey have seen success in front of goal of late, scoring 11 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Los Rayados can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 27/11/2017 shows us that Atlas have won 1 of these & Monterrey 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between them in these games, with 5 from Los Zorros and 11 for Los Rayados. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 9 on 09/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Monterrey 1-1 Atlas.
In that game, Monterrey had 51% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Rogelio Funes Mori (84').
For their opponents, Atlas had 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Luciano Acosta (68') scored.
The referee was Jorge Isaac Rojas.
Team News: Atlas
Julio Furch (Ankle Surgery) and Edgar Zaldívar (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Atlas boss Diego Cocca.
Team News: Monterrey
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Monterrey boss Javier Aguirre to be concerned about. Daniel Parra (Ruptured knee ligament) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that Atlas may well find it hard to see themselves scoring against this Monterrey side who we think will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Monterrey when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco (55,020)
Captain: Camilo Vargas
Chairman: José Riestra
Manager: Diego Cocca
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 16
⭐ Key Player: Ignacio Malcorra
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Ignacio Malcorra was born in Rio Colorado, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for Unión de Santa Fe in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 17 appearances.