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Atlas arrive at Estadio Victoria on Saturday for the Liga MX (Clausura) fixture with hosts Necaxa.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Necaxa v Atlas match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Necaxa will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) defeat last time out to Club Tijuana.
In that match, Necaxa had 43% possession and 16 shots at goal with 2 on target. Club Tijuana got 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Fidel Martínez (59') was the scorer for Club Tijuana.
Necaxa haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in recent times. Their goals record equals just 3 vs opponents during the course of their last 6 matches. In those games, Lightning Bolts have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 7.
Their past results show that Necaxa:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Atlas in their last 8 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Since a loss in their previous game against CD Guadalajara in Liga MX (Clausura) action, Atlas and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Atlas had 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, CD Guadalajara got 4 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Ángel Zaldívar (81') was the scorer for CD Guadalajara.
In the course of their six previous matches, Diego Cocca's Atlas have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 5 times thus giving them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Leading up to this clash, Atlas:
- have not won against Necaxa in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings going back to 27/08/2017 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Atlas. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever while Necaxa have been too good for them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
15 goals were produced between them in these games, with 10 from Lightning Bolts and 5 for Los Zorros. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 13 on 03/10/2020 when the final score was Atlas 0-1 Necaxa.
On that day, Atlas had 62% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
For their opponents, Necaxa had 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Ian González (55') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Oscar Macías Romo.
Team News: Necaxa
There’s just one fitness concern for the Necaxa manager Guillermo Vázquez to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy squad. Luis Malagón (sprain) won’t play.
Team News: Atlas
With a fully injury-free group to pick from, Atlas boss Diego Cocca does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
We feel that Necaxa should be able to breach the defence of this Atlas lineup, but one goal may not be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a narrow 1-2 win for Atlas when all is said and done. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Victoria (23,851)
Captain: David Cabrera
Chairman: Ernesto Tinajero
Manager: José Guadalupe Cruz
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 18, Liga MX (Apertura) position 10
🔑 Key Man: Martín Barragán
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Martín Barragán was born in Tizapán el Alto, Mexico. Having made his senior debut playing for Atlas in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 16 appearances.