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Atlas will face off against away side Universidad Nacional at Estadio Jalisco in this Liga MX (Apertura) game on Sunday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Atlas v Universidad Nacional game - as well as the best betting odds.
Atlas will be looking for an improved result here after a 3-1 Liga MX (Apertura) loss in their previous game against Club Tijuana.
In that match, Atlas had 44% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Atlas was Luciano Acosta (21'). Club Tijuana had 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. Miller Bolaños (12'), Jordi Cortizo (50') and Jaime Gómez (95') scored for Club Tijuana.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Atlas have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Los Zorros have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 12 goals along the way.
Analysis of their past results shows that Atlas:
- are winless against Universidad Nacional in their last 4 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
Universidad Nacional come into this meeting following on from a 3-2 Liga MX (Apertura) win against Querétaro FC in their previous outing.
In that game, Universidad Nacional had 55% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Universidad Nacional, goals were scored by Juan Ignacio Dinenno (44', 81') and Nicolás Freire (61' Own goal). Querétaro FC got 10 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Daniel Cervantes (67' Own goal) and Ángel Sepúlveda (73') scored for Querétaro FC.
Universidad Nacional have been effective going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring 11 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Andres Lillini will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Pumas have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same clashes. We will find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this contest, Universidad Nacional are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 13/04/2017 tells us that Atlas have won 1 of them & Universidad Nacional 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 16 on 30/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Universidad Nacional 5-1 Atlas.
In that game, Universidad Nacional managed 61% possession and 23 shots at goal with 9 on target. Goals were scored by Carlos González (11'), Mora (70'), Nicolás Freire (79') and Andrés Iniestra (88').
For their opponents, Atlas got 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Jesús Isijara (27') and Camilo Vargas (94' Own goal) scored.
The referee was Luis Santander.
Team News: Atlas
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Atlas manager Rafael Puente Jr. to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Renato Ibarra (Knee Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Universidad Nacional and Atlas may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought 0-0 scoreline at full-time.