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The Liga MX (Apertura) tie at Estadio Jalisco on Saturday sees home side Atlas welcome Monterrey.
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Atlas enter this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Liga MX (Apertura) draw versus Tigres de la UANL.
In that game, Atlas had 44% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Atlas was Diego Barbosa (53'). Tigres de la UANL got 3 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. Nicolás López (32') was the scorer for Tigres de la UANL.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that it has been a great time for the Atlas defence. Atlas have kept it tight, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their last six clashes standing at 3.
Their prior results show that Atlas:
- have left without a victory over Monterrey in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
In the game prior to this, Monterrey drew 2-2 in the Liga MX (Apertura) match with Club Tijuana.
In that game, Monterrey managed 51% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Monterrey, the scorers were Rogelio Funes Mori (18') and Carlos Rodríguez (37'). At the other end, Club Tijuana had 16 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Vladimir Loroña (39') and Mauro Manotas (82') scored for Club Tijuana.
Javier Aguirre's Monterrey have converted a total of 9 times in the course of their previous sextet of matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 5.
Their previous form shows that Monterrey:
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes dating back to 24/02/2018 shows us that Atlas have won 1 of these games & Monterrey 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 of them from Los Zorros and 9 coming from Los Rayados. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league contest between these clubs was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 1 on 09/01/2021 when it ended Atlas 0-2 Monterrey.
On that occasion, Atlas managed 52% possession and 11 shots at goal with 7 of them on target.
At the other end, Monterrey had 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Rogelio Funes Mori (1', 45') scored.
The referee was Oscar Mejia Garcia.
Team News: Atlas
The Atlas manager Diego Cocca does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this match owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Monterrey
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there’s just the one fitness issue for the Monterrey boss Javier Aguirre to contend with. Vincent Janssen (Pubitis) won’t be playing here.
We feel that Monterrey and Atlas should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore anticipating a tight encounter with a 1-1 draw at the end of the match.
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 8
⭐ Key Man: Julio César Furch
Usually taking up the Striker position, Julio César Furch was born in La Pampa, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Olimpo in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.