Atlas vs Philadelphia Union Prediction CONCACAF Picks 4/12

Atlas vs Philadelphia Union Prediction CONCACAF Picks 4/12

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Introduction:

Atlas and Philadelphia Union will face each other in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. Philadelphia Union currently leads 1-0 on aggregate after defeating Atlas in the first leg. In this article, we will analyze both teams' offensive and defensive strategies and discuss their current injuries and how they might impact the game. We will also make a prediction based on the stats and give our reasons for believing that it will be a low-scoring game, with the under of 2.5 goals cashing.

 

Atlas:

Atlas will be playing at home in the Estadio Jalisco, and they will be looking to take advantage of that. They have a strong offensive squad, with Julián Quiñones and Aldo Rocha being their top scorers in the tournament so far. Atlas has also shown a good defensive strategy, conceding only one goal in the tournament. Their defensive strategy is to press high and limit the opposition's space, and they have been doing it well. They will need to continue with this strategy in the upcoming game to prevent Philadelphia Union from scoring.

Atlas' recent form has been inconsistent. They managed to score a draw against FC Juarez, but they lost to Philadelphia Union in the first leg. Atlas will be hoping to improve their performance and get a win in front of their home crowd.

 

Injuries:

Atlas doesn't have any major injuries, and they will be fielding their best squad for this game.

 

Philadelphia Union:

Philadelphia Union has been impressive in the tournament so far, scoring five goals and conceding none. Their offensive strategy is to keep possession and use their pace on the wings to create chances. Dániel Gazdag and Andrés Perea are their top scorers, with two goals each. Their defense is also solid, and they have shown that they can absorb pressure and defend their lead.

Philadelphia Union's recent form has been mixed, with a win against Atlas in the first leg but a loss against FC Cincinnati in their domestic league. Philadelphia Union will be hoping to build on their first-leg win and progress to the next round.

 

Injuries:

Philadelphia Union will be missing some key players for this game. Kai Wagner and Sergio Santos are both out with injuries, which will weaken their squad. These injuries could prove costly for Philadelphia Union, as they will need to defend their lead without two key players.

 

Prediction:

Based on the statistics, we predict that it will be a low-scoring game, with the under of 2.5 goals cashing. Both teams have strong defenses, and they have only conceded one goal each in the tournament. Atlas will be playing at home, which will give them an advantage, but they will need to be patient and create opportunities to score against a solid Philadelphia Union defense. Philadelphia Union, on the other hand, will be looking to defend their lead and hit Atlas on the counter-attack. The absence of Wagner and Santos could have an impact on their offensive strategy.

In conclusion, this will be a closely contested game, and both teams will be looking to progress to the next round. However, we believe that it will be a low-scoring game, with the under of 2.5 goals cashing. Atlas has a strong squad and will be playing at home, but Philadelphia Union's solid defense and counter-attacking strategy could prove to be decisive.

 

Pick: Under 2.5 goals

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