The Leon vs Cruz Azul Liga MX 2013 will be this Saturday, February 2, 2013 (9:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio Nou Camp. Against Cruz Azul, the ‘panzas verdes’ of Leon will try to put an end to the nightmare of a 2013 campaign. They have not won a game after 4 games in the Clausura 2013 and after 2 in the Copa Libertadores. Cruz Azul has been a solid squad and is still undefeated after 2 wins and 2 ties. The game in Leon will be one of the games of the week, and a Cruz Azul victory will surely pull Leon from their Cinderella throne.
Leon is in an ugly situation at the beginning of 2013. After being the Cinderella team in the Apertura 2012, during the Clausura 2013 they have lost 3 out of 4 games plus being eliminated from the Copa Libertadores. The possession of the ball is there, but the team cannot finish on the goal scoring opportunities and their defense has been shaky. Against Cruz Azul they have a chance to change things because they play in their stadium and who knows, maybe the Libertadores was putting too much pressure on their mentality.
The ‘cementeros’ have once again started the season as one of the top teams in the Liga MX. They have received 5 goals which is so-so, but they also have scored the most goals in the league with 10. Cruz Azul is a team to fear because they have countless offensive weapons, even with the departure of Javier Aquino to Villarreal. If Cruz Azul were to win on Saturday, they will reach 11 points thus putting them at least in 4th place in the regular standings.
Leon vs Cruz Azul Prediction
Leon is in dire need to scoring their first win of the year. Not doing so will put coach Gustavo Matosas against the wall, but also the team will jeopardize their season. Cruz Azul has played well after 4 games and they are still to lose a game, but if their offense is not productive their defense may suffer. The Leon vs Cruz Azul 2013 match will end 1-1.
Leon vs Cruz Azul Television
The Leon vs Cruz Azul 2013 match will be televised this Saturday, February 2, 2013 on Telemundo at 9:00 PM Eastern.