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Morelia vs Atlas Liga MX Preview – August 16, 2013

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The Morelia vs Atlas Liga MX Week 6 match will take place at the Estadio Morelos this Friday, August 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM Pacific. Morelia is currently sitting near the top of the standings, and will want to continue its positive run against a weak Atlas that is yet to win a match.

Morelia is in second place with 10 points, just 1 less than league-leading Veracruz. This is due to their powerful offense, which has scored 10 goals in 5 matches (second best in the Liga MX). The high-powered offense has allowed Morelia to win 3 matches, and draw one match (one loss as well).

Part of Morelia’s success is due to the great form of Jefferson Montero, who has scored 5 goals in as many matches. Montero has paired up with Mancilla (4 goals) to create a formidable attacking duo that has so far created problems for every defense they have faced. Against Atlas, they will face a weak team that has allowed 10 goals.

Atlas is near the bottom of the standings, having earned just 3 points in 5 matches, still waiting to win its first game. Atlas appears to be in for a rough season, their offense is ineffective, and their defense is a complete mess. Quite a worrying situation, considering that just last season Atlas had the beset defense in the league.

Atlas’ problems are likely due in great part to coach Omar Asad’s relative inexperience in the Liga MX. Add to that, the fact that Atlas did not strengthen its squad, and it is having financial problems, and you have a recipe for a bad season. Look for Atlas to finish the season near the bottom of the standings and in deep trouble for relegation.

Morelia vs Atlas Prediction

Morelia will dominate the match and overwhelm the weak Atlas defense that has already allowed so many goals this season. Morelia will play its usual offensive style, and create several scoring opportunities via Montero and Mancilla. The Morelia vs Atlas game will end in a 2-1 victory for Morelia; Morelia has been far superior so far this season, and should be able to overcome a weak Atlas.

Morelia vs Atlas Television

The Morelia vs Atlas match will be televised on Azteca America this Friday, August 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM Pacific.