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Pick : Puebla wins and goals exceed 2.5
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Atletico San Luis and Puebla Prediction
Atletico San Luis have won both of their games this Clausura season. However, they are still in a poor position overall so will try to avoid another loss. They have picked up just 2 wins in their 8 matches this season and are sitting 16th in the table.
Puebla is the lowest-ranked league team in terms player value. They are currently at the top of this table with yet to lose any matches. The team will look to continue their incredible run and grab another win on Sunday. They will try to beat Pachuca by 5 points. Pachuca, who are also a well-known underdog this season and already have a game in their hands, is the second placed team.
The Clausura was won by Puebla 4-1. Puebla was held to a draw in September during their last meeting in the Clausura season.
From Dark Horses to The Side To Beat
Atletico San Luis has been poor this season. Only two of the games won by San Luis Potosi this season have been in February.
They started February with victory over Club America. Although the scoreline ended 3-2, both the goals for San Luis’s opponents came after the 90th minute, and after they had already been reduced to 10 men. Unai Bilbao scored the first goal of the game, and San Luis remained confined to their half throughout the match.
They did, however, attack the counter and did so successfully. After the first half ended, Abel Hernandez scored quickly and German Berterame put the game to rest.
San Luis seemed to have gained the needed confidence boost in order to start their season. However, they lost back-to-back matches. Toluca won 1-0 at San Luis de Potosi before Tigres UaNL beat San Luis home. San Luis has had a remarkable turnaround since then. They beat Monterrey at home, one of the most unlikely outcomes from this season. Then they drew 2-2 against Guadalajara. Although leading 2-0, more than half of that match was theirs.
Last week, San Luis was among those whose matches were delayed. This will give them plenty of time to recover as they had been scheduled for 2 matches over 4 days. Now that the equation is out of the way, San Luis can now focus on their match against the toppers and try to pick up some points. This could help them climb at least 5-6 places in the points table, if other results go their direction.
Puebla Must Win to Top the Table
Puebla is the unbeaten team in the league.
They started the season against Club America. This result was considered to be them pushing their limits at the time. The fortunes of the two clubs have been quite opposite since then. Puebla has won six of the last seven games and only two more.
Last Saturday, Puebla was away from Cruz Azul where they managed to win a convincing 3-1 victory in what was expected to be one their most difficult fixtures. But such is the form and momentum with this team at the moment that they matched Cruz Azul in midfield, with the possession split 52-48, marginally in the home side’s favor, but only making a notional difference; Azul managed 395 passes at an accuracy of 82 percent, with Puebla not too far behind with 377 passes at an accuracy of 81 percent.
The big difference was at the front. The table-toppers ended up with 15 shots in the game – four more than Azul – and got over half of them on target. This was due to Fernando Aristeguieta’s dominance in front of the goal. The striker scored a hat trick for the away team that spread throughout the match, which began in the seventh minute.
The hat-trick made him Puebla’s top scorer in 9 games and made him third in the Clausura, behind Nicolas Ibanez, Andre-Pierre Gignac.
Puebla is steadily marching towards first place. Even the fact that the odds against them were so stacked at the beginning of the season is starting to seem reductive. It doesn’t do justice to the fact this isn’t just a fluke. They’re unbeaten in 9 games but also tied as the best-attacking team – 17 goals scored – and the best defensive team, with only 7 goals conceded. To get an advantage before the game, check out these soccer betting guides!
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How to Watch Atletico San Luis vs Puebla
Teams Atletico San Luis vs Puebla Location San Luis de Potosi Time Sunday, March 13 at 7pm EST How to watch Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Fox Deportes