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The crucial Primera (Apertura) Liguilla quarter-final match between Atlas and Monterrey is kicking off on Sunday. Motivation will be high and, with a spot in the semi-finals for the winners, it’s looking like it could be an exciting game of football from these two.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Atlas v Monterrey, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Atlas will play in this game following on from a 0-0 Primera (Apertura) Liguilla drawn game against Monterrey.
In that match, Atlas managed 45% possession and 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Monterrey got 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Atlas have taken part. In terms of the goal distribution from this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 and Atlas got themselves 8.
In 5 of the past six games involving Monterrey, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell is a meagre 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Los Rayados being 0.83. Even so, it remains to be seen if the trend will persist here in this match.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings going back to 25/11/2018 tells us that Atlas have won 2 of these & Monterrey 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
15 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them from Los Zorros and 9 being from Los Rayados. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
Team News: Atlas
The Atlas boss Diego Cocca will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game with a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Monterrey
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Monterrey boss Javier Aguirre has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
We think that Monterrey might need a bit of good fortune to hit the back of the net against this Atlas team who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 advantage for Atlas at full-time.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco (55,020)
Captain: Aldo Rocha
Chairman: José Riestra
Manager: Diego Cocca
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 2, Primera (Apertura) Liguilla (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Star Player: Julio César Furch
Generally taking to the field in 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 gifted Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 17 appearances.