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Pachuca arrive at Estadio Jalisco on Saturday for the Liga MX (Apertura) tie with home side Atlas.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Atlas v Pachuca (plus the best game odds).
Atlas prepare for this fixture following a 1-1 Liga MX (Apertura) tied result versus Mazatlán.
The only scorer from Atlas was Renato Ibarra (53'). Miguel Sansores (51') was the scorer for Mazatlán.
Under three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where Atlas have been involved. With regard to the goal weighting during that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 4 and Los Zorros managed the sum of 5.
Their previous form shows that Atlas:
- haven't beaten Pachuca in their previous 6 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
In their last fixture, Pachuca drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Apertura) tie with Monterrey.
In that game, Pachuca managed 67% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Pachuca was Ismael Sosa (84'). On the other side, Monterrey got 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Sebastián Vegas (8') was the scorer for Monterrey.
Paulo Pezzolano's Pachuca have converted a total of 9 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes equals 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Pachuca:
- have not been beaten by Atlas when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings going back to 18/11/2017 tells us that Atlas have won 0 of them & Pachuca 3, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A total of 9 goals were scored between them in this period, with 2 for Los Zorros and 7 netted by Los Tuzos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 7 on 22/02/2020 and the score finished Atlas 0-2 Pachuca.
In that game, Atlas had 43% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
At the other end, Pachuca got 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Jara (55', 62') scored.
The referee was Diego Montaño.
Team News: Atlas
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Atlas boss Diego Cocca to be concerned about due to a largely intact set of players. Edgar Zaldívar (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined.
In our view, Los Zorros look set to employ a 4-4-2 formation for this game featuring Camilo Vargas, Germán Conti, Hugo Nervo, Jesús Angulo, José Abella, Renato Ibarra, Lorenzo Reyes, Jesus Isijara, Víctor Malcorra, Javier Correa and Luciano Acosta.
Team News: Pachuca
Thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from, Pachuca boss Paulo Pezzolano doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
There’s a good chance that Los Tuzos seem likely to elect for a 3-4-3 system, going with Oscar Ustari, Érick Aguirre, Oscar Murillo, Gustavo Cabral, Felipe Pardo, Luis Chávez, Víctor Guzmán, Erick Sánchez, Víctor Dávila, Romario Ibarra and Roberto de la Rosa.
Our thinking is that Atlas will have their work cut out to breach the defence of this Pachuca lineup who will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re going for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Pachuca when all is said and done.
A close call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco (55,020)
Captain: Hugo Nervo
Chairman: Pedro Portilla
Manager: Diego Cocca
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 13
🔑 Key Man: Renato Ibarra
Mostly playing in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Renato Ibarra was born in Ambuquí, Ecuador. Having made a first senior appearance for El Nacional in the 2009 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 6 appearances.