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The Liga MX (Apertura) fixture at Estadio Olímpico Universitario on Sunday sees home side Universidad Nacional taking on opponents Atlas.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Universidad Nacional v Atlas match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Universidad Nacional will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 0-1 Liga MX (Clausura) defeat in their last game at the hands of Club América.
In that game, Universidad Nacional had 52% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. On the other side, Club América got 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. Henry Martín (83') scored for Club América.
Their latest results reveal that much solidity has been shown by the Universidad Nacional backline. Pumas have kept it tight, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their past 6 games standing at 3. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Puebla in Primera (Clausura) Liguilla competition, Atlas and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Atlas had 42% possession and 15 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atlas was Anderson Santamaría (70' Own goal). At the other end, Puebla got 13 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 clashes featuring Atlas, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell works out to a meagre 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Los Zorros being 1.17.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs stretching back to 14/01/2018 reveals that these encounters have been disappointments for Atlas. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins at all whereas Universidad Nacional have just been too good for them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 20 goals were scored between them in this period, with 15 for Pumas and 5 netted by Los Zorros. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 4 on 31/01/2021 when it ended Universidad Nacional 0-0 Atlas.
In that game, Universidad Nacional had 54% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
At the other end, Atlas got 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Universidad Nacional boss Andres Lillini will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash with a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Atlas
Due to a fully injury-free group available to select from, Atlas manager Diego Cocca has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
Our feeling is that Atlas and Universidad Nacional should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 1-1 score when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Universitario (72,000)
Captain: Juan Vigón
Chairman: Leopoldo Silva
Manager: Andres Lillini