In week 10 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017, Atlas will host Pumas UNAM at the Estadio Jalisco this Saturday, March 11, 2017 (5:00 PM Pacific). Both teams are looking to make the playoffs this tournament and the three points from this game would be key to each club.
Atlas has been a surprise this Clausura, currently in sixth place with 14 points, only three points back of Chivas in first place. The ‘rojinegros’ are undefeated in their last three games with a draw and two wins, recently coming from a 1-1 draw to Necaxa away from home. The Estadio Jalisco is, of course, always a fortress for the ‘zorros’, obtaining three wins and one loss at home this Clausura, while scoring eight goals and only conceding three.
Recently Matias Alustiza has been stepping up for Jose Guadalupe Cruz, after a disappointing start, now scoring in two consecutive Liga MX games. Alustiza has proven to be a clinical striker in the past, in his days with Puebla and is looking to regain that form with Atlas this tournament. ‘El Chavo’ may prove to be a key player in this game for the ‘rojinegros’, looking to get those three points for a playoff push.
Pumas UNAM is coming from a huge 2-1 win against Santos Laguna at the Estadio Olimpico Universitario in week 9 of the Clausura. Before that win, the felines had not won in six games in all competitions, having three losses in that span. Paco Palencia has led his team to 14 points in the Clausura in seventh place, just behind on goal differential to Atlas in sixth.
Pumas is an intriguing team that can compete for the title this Clausura, having one of the best players in the league. Nicolas Castillo has had a marvelous debut campaign in the Liga MX, scoring six goals and one assist so far. Castillo is one of the most intriguing players in the league right now, he will be the main player to look out for in this match. The match should be one of the best in the Clausura with both teams needing the three points from this game as the league is highly contested this Clausura and a loss can hurt the chances of making the playoffs.
How to Watch Atlas vs Pumas
The Atlas vs Pumas match will be broadcast this Saturday, March 11 at 5:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Azteca America
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)