The Monterrey vs Leon Liga MX 2013 match will be this Saturday, March 9, 2013 (8:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio Tecnologico in Monterrey. Monterrey and Leon have both had surprisingly bad seasons- they’ve lost a combined 11 games. However, Monterrey still has a shot at the playoffs, but it needs to start winning soon.
Monterrey has been unusually bad this season, currently sitting in 14th place with just 10 points, thanks to its results: 3 wins, 1 draw, and 5 losses. Monterrey’s woes derive from its terrible away performances: 4 losses and just 1 draw. Lucky for the Rayados, they get to host Leon; at the Estadio Tecnologico, Monterrey has good numbers, 3 wins and 1 loss.
Monterrey did have a bit of a mid-week “pick me up” when they traveled to Guatemala and defeated Xelaju 3-1. This CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal away win basically puts Monterrey through to the semifnals, barring a catastrophic result in the return leg at Monterrey. Can Vucetich use this CCL win to motivate his players against Leon?
Leon has been very disappointing this season, they’ve won just 1 game (against San Luis, the worst team in the Liga MX), lost 6 and tied twice. It’s almost hard to believe that this same squad was just 1 goal away from playing in the Apertura 2012 championship series. Now, Leon sits in 16th place, with no (very little) playoff hopes, Copa Libertadores dreams long ago shattered, and a broken locker room.
Matosas needs to do something, not just to help his squad, but to give the Leon/Pachuca ownership a reason to keep him after the end of the season. Even though Matosas gained promotion for Leon, and had a fantastic Apertura 2012, I still believe he will be released if the team doesn’t show any improvements by the end of the season.
Monterrey vs Leon Prediction
The Monterrey vs Leon match will be entertaining, Monterrey must win, and Leon will try everything to get a single point. The Monterrey vs Leon match will end in a 1-0 win for Monterrey, Monterrey has been strong at home, and Leon has been bad anywhere they play, don’t see this one going Leon’s way.
Monterrey vs Leon Television
The Monterrey vs Leon 2013 match will be televised this Saturday, March 9, 2013 on Unimas at 8:00 PM Eastern.