Atlas and Necaxa face at Estadio Jalisco, in a match for the 7th round of the First Division. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 27-08-2017, ended with the victory of Necaxa by (2-1). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in the 18 th position, with 3 points won. In their last match, they lost with Lobos BUAP by (3-1), after in the previous match they won (2-1) at home, in a match against Cruz Azul. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 19 conceded. For the championship, Atlas won 12 points out of 30 possible, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 25 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 14 matches in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
It is more than evident that the Atlas has many things to improve in this Clausura if it wants to have a good campaign, because it needs to evolve technically and tactically, in addition to correcting the constant errors. Playing at home is always good, because with the support of their fans increases the probability of getting a good result, so the owners of the house expect to use it as an ally to try to add the three points. For this game coach José Guadalupe Cruz will not be able to count on Óscar Ustari, who is in the medical department.
After 8 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses, the away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 8 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Cruz Azul by (0-2), after in the previous match they have tied at home, against Toluca, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 12 suffered. For the championship, Necaxa won 12 points out of 30 possible, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 0-0 (5 out of 11 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 23 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Necaxa wants to improve its campaign in relation to the last Apertura and knows that to make it a reality it is important to score, even outside the home, since those points can make a difference at the end of the first phase. In the field you must present a very well organized team in defense and attack, because the tendency to play well increases and consequently good results should begin to appear. For this game the coach Ignacio Ambriz should take to the field what he has of better available.
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