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Pumas vs Atlante May 5, 2013 – Preparing for the Playoffs

Pumas vs Atlas
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The Pumas vs Atlante match will have Atlante close the regular season by hosting Pumas in a match that will take place at  the Estadio Andres Quintana Roo, on Sunday, May 5th at 4:00 PM PST.

Pumas, with the playoff ticket secured

Pumas had a game last week against Jaguares that allowed them to move into the post season. However, it is important for them to go up in the positions so that the closing game in the first step of the liguilla is at home.

Torres Servin has found in Javier Cortes the player that seems to be carrying the team forward. Last week, Cortes scored two goals that made the team have a good attitude, and appear to be on a roll entering the playoffs.

Against Atlante, Pumas will seek to use speed and touch of the ball. Scoring in the first half will be key to obtaining the three points needed, and with some combinations in other matches Pumas can even reach a fourth place if Santos and Morelia tie and Cruz Azul loses against Monterrey.

Atlante, trying to close with a win

Atlante has had one of their worst seasons to date, and with the current standing in 18th place seems that Daniel Guzman has no arguments to stay in the team. However, getting the three points might just make the day for the fans who are not at all happy with the results this season.

After LaVolpe left and Daniel took over, the team has shown very little character and charisma, the results are proof of this, and they are a shame for the history of this team that is almost 100 years old.

Versus Pumas, Atlante will seek to control and retain the ball and play in their side most of the time, counter attacks might be the best answer to defeat Pumas, known for their speed. Atlante has not been able to defeat Pumas in the last three and half years.

Pumas vs Atlante Prediction

This is a game of interest to Pumas, as they can get a better position in the standings for the post season. Atlante is fighting for nothing and their financial status is creating a dent on the team’s spirit. Pumas seems to be on a roll and will more than likely get the win by a score of 2 – 0

Pumas vs Atlante Television

The Pumas vs Atlante match will be televised on Univision Deportes this Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 4 PM Pacific.