Atlante will be hosting Pumas for the first leg of their match in the Copa MX at the Estadio Andres Quintana Roo on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 PM PST.
Atlante, looking for the next round
Atlante has done somewhat good in the Copa MX, losing only one out of four matches and positioned first in their group. In the Liga MX, things are not looking good for the team, but a win vs Pumas this Tuesday might lift the team and create some momentum to start their way into salvation from relegation.
Coach Marini has balanced numbers with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 loses in the Liga MX and good numbers in the Copa MX, but against Ascenso MX teams, this time will be against Pumas, who are motivated after a great win against America this past Saturday.
Pumas, still looking to get better
The win against America this past Saturday sure was a great thing for the UNAM team, however, there are still things to work at, Trejo still can’t convince 100% that he is the ideal coach for Pumas. There are still a few moments where the team seems lost, relegated to their side, and confused when passing. Those are one of the few things that need to be addressed, and this game vs Atlante could be a good opportunity to try things and use players that normally don’t get time in the Liga MX.
The next two matches against Atlante will be crucial to pass to the next round and stay in the fight for the Copa MX. A title that perhaps has no relevance for many teams, but it is a good motivation to turn things around, comparing last year’s performance.
Prediction: Pumas is on a roll and Atlante is not in a great moment. Pumas will mainly use subs in the first leg and might try different tactics. Atlante will get the win 1-0.
Television: The match will be televised on ESPN Deportes.
Highlights will be uploaded as soon as the match ends.