America vs Leon Liga MX Preview – July 31, 2013
Hector Torres | On 30, Jul 2013
The America vs Leon game will take place at the Estadio Nou Camp on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 (7:00 PM Pacific). The opening match of the season for Club America will be at the house of Leon, a team looking to build on its two-game winning streak.
Leon began the season with a 1-0 home win over a very weak Atlante squad. They extended the winning streak with a surprising 2-1 away win over Atlas at the Estadio Jalisco. Now, Leon will get to face Club America, one of the teams that always makes sure all stadiums it visits are full.
Fans have lined up outside the Nou Camp to buy tickets for the much anticipated event. Leon is 2/2 this season, and the fans would like nothing more than to continue the streak with a win over Club America. With coach Matosas and Rafa Marquez providing leadership to this talented team, it is quite possible to see Leon back in the playoffs this season.
On the other side of the pitch, Club America is reeling from the sad news of the unexpected death of historic striker Christian Benitez. Les than two months ago, Benitez had been a monumental part of Club America’s run to the Clausura 2013 title. Tragically, Benitez passed away in Qatar due to medical complications, at the young age of 27.
Having been such a big part of Club America so recently, it is almost certain that all of the players are mourning his loss. Nonetheless, Miguel Herrera will surely use this as motivation to have his players perform at a high level; what better way to honor a great player than by winning.
It will also be interesting to see whether the Mina-Jimenez duo will be as effective as the Benitez-Jimenez duo that was so successful the previous season. In the Clausura 2013, Mina was relegated to the bench due to the great play by Jimenez, this season, Mina will be expected to perform and either score or create plenty of goals.
America vs Leon 2013 Prediction
The America vs Leon match will be a high intensity game at the always rowdy Nou Camp. Leon is fighting to continue its winning streak, while Club America will try to honor the loss of one of its greatest players by defeating Leon. Expect a high-scoring match that could very well turn out to be the game of the week. The America vs Leon match will end in a 2-2 draw that leaves both teams satisfied.
America vs Leon Television
The America vs Leon match will be televised on Telemundo this Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM Pacific.