The Liga MX (Apertura) meeting at Estadio Victoria on Saturday will see home team Necaxa locking horns with Atlas.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Necaxa v Atlas are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Necaxa won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 3-0 Liga MX (Apertura) loss in their previous game against Querétaro FC.
In that game, Necaxa managed 64% possession and 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Necaxa was Julio González (91' Own goal). On the other side, Querétaro FC got 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Pablo Barrera (16') and Kevin Escamilla (43') scored for Querétaro FC.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Guillermo Vázquez's Necaxa have celebrated scoring 8 times which gives them an average number of goals per match of 1.33.
Heading into this fixture, Necaxa haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Atlas come into this clash following on from a 2-1 Liga MX (Apertura) win with the downing of Monterrey in their previous outing.
In that game, Atlas had 56% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Atlas, the goals were scored by Julián Quiñones (61') and Julio César Furch (80'). At the other end, Monterrey got 3 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Duvan Vergara (14') was the scorer for Monterrey.
A sequence of reliable displays from the Atlas defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 fixtures in total. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 5. We shall soon see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Their past results show that Atlas:
- are undefeated by Necaxa when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes dating back to 14/02/2018 tells us that Necaxa have won 3 of these and Atlas 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 of them from Lightning Bolts and 9 coming from Los Zorros. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league match between these clubs was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 17 on 01/05/2021 and the score finished Necaxa 1-5 Atlas.
On that occasion, Necaxa managed 39% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Juan Delgado (2').
For their opponents, Atlas had 18 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Jonathan Herrera (23', 47'), Jairo Torres (45'), Aldo Rocha (88') and Julio César Furch (93') scored.
The match was refereed by Fernando Guerrero Ramírez.
Team News: Necaxa
The Necaxa manager Guillermo Vázquez will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Atlas
Due to a fully healthy group to pick from, the Atlas boss Diego Cocca does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
It’s looking like Atlas and Necaxa could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Victoria (23,851)
Chairman: Ernesto Tinajero
Manager: Guillermo Vázquez
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 11
⭐ Star Player: Alejandro Zendejas
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Alejandro Zendejas was born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. After having played his first senior match for FC Dallas in the 2015 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season so far in 17 appearances.