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The Liga MX (Apertura) tie at Estadio Jalisco on Wednesday sees home team Atlas fighting it out with opponents Puebla.
Our tips, poll and stats for Atlas v Puebla can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Atlas, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 2-0 Liga MX (Apertura) triumph over León.
In that game, Atlas managed 29% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Atlas, the goals were scored by Anderson Santamaría (8') and Diego Barbosa (60'). At the other end, León had 8 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that much respect should be given to 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 outings standing at 3. That aside, time will tell if that pattern shall be sustained in this game.
Going into this one, Atlas are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Puebla drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Apertura) tie with Cruz Azul.
In that game, Puebla managed 46% possession and 19 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Puebla was Pablo Parra (13'). Cruz Azul got 15 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Bryan Angulo (38') was the scorer for Cruz Azul.
The numbers tell their own story, and Puebla have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals in all. At the back, Puebla have not been doing too well.
Leading up to this clash, Puebla:
- have not been beaten by Atlas in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 19/10/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Atlas winning 3 of those games, Puebla 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 6 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from Los Zorros and 3 belonging to Los Camoteros. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.
Team News: Atlas
The Atlas manager Diego Cocca doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Puebla
Owing to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Puebla manager Nicolás Larcamón doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
In this game, Atlas should really create the chances to score more than once when they meet Puebla, who could well struggle getting goals.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for Atlas after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco (55,020)
Captain: Camilo Vargas
Chairman: José Riestra
Manager: Diego Cocca
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 4
🔑 Star Player: Julián Quiñones
Generally used in the Striker position, Julián Quiñones was born in Nariño, Colombia. Having made a first senior appearance for Tigres de la UANL in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 4 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 9 appearances.