At the beginning of the match, Atlas was 7th in the standings, and Pachuca was 2nd. In the last ten games between these two teams, two wins for Atlas, four wins for Pachuca and four draws. CF Pachuca has better results in the previous five matches than Atlas.
Atlas FC vs CF Pachuca averaged 0.6 goals per game, and CF Pachuca scored 0.8 goals per game (average) against Atlas FC. Atlas FC has five wins and seven draws in the last 19 home games, and Pachuca has seven wins.
Recent editions have averaged 1.95 goals, with both teams scoring 43% of the time. In 2 (12.50%) home matches of the 2022 season, the total number of goals (team and opponent) was over 2.5 goals. In terms of goals scored, Atlas scored 20 goals while Pachuca scored 16 goals. Pachuca had 51% possession and 14 shots on goal in the last match, including five on goal.
Pachuca had good chances in both halves and scored in the 27th, 45th and 71st minutes. This has also been a feature of Pachuca in recent times, as before the last game, 15 of the last 15 Liga MX games have had goals scored at both ends of the field. The final league match with these teams was Tour 3 Liga MX (Apertura) on 10.08.2021, which ended with Pachuca 0:1 Atlas.
Atlas welcomed Pachuca to Jalisco Stadium in Game 8 of the Mexican MX League. Atlas are the team with the most vigorous defence in the league, having only conceded ten goals at the start of the season and now conceded just 5, which is the lowest in Liga MX. Atlas’ defence is strong, and they have defended well in the recent seasons.
This game was always enjoyable as the top team in the league comes on the field. The First half of the game was a display of good performance from both the teams and it was pleasant to the eyes of the spectators. Both the teams had chances to score goals and shared a similar ball possession. Both the teams pressed high and attacked purpose. Both teams shot were just wide away from the post. Nearing the end of the first half, Jairo Torres had an excellent solo run from the midfield and tried to take a shot from outside of the box, and while taking it, he slipped and went into a Pachuca’s defender. Initially, the referee booked him with a yellow card but soon after the referral of the foul referee decided to change his decision and sent Torres out of the field with a straight red card.
Atlas had to end the first half of the game with ten men. It was then going to be difficult for them to cope with Pachuca’s attack. Pachuca controlled the second half and created chances often but was unsuccessful in converting the goal. Towards the end, Pachuca made several attacking plays in the hope of the winner. In the 87th minute, Roberto scored for Pachuca as his first shot was blocked by the goalkeeper but was again fallen into Roberto’s feet, and he then finished the goal with a lethal strike sending the ball in the top of the net.
Pachuca is now in second place with 19 points; their recent game against the Tigres UANL was postponed.