The Morelia vs Leon Copa MX quarterfinal match will take place this Tuesday, October 1, 2013 (7:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Morelos. Monarcas hosts ‘panzas verdes’ in the quarterfinals of the domestic cup, in a knock-out match where the winner will qualify to the semifinals. While these teams may use alternate, or semi-alternate squads, this is still one of the best match-ups of the quarterfinals, in terms of talent and season performances.
The team coached by Carlos Bustos qualified into the quarterfinals after winning Group 7 with 15 points; 4 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss. Morelia had a good goal difference as they only received 2, while scoring 12. This Tuesday, they will attempt to end a 2 game losing streak at home, after losses in the Copa MX and Liga MX.
Like Morelia, Leon also won their group, but with 14 points. The team coached by Gustavo Matosas is undefeated with 3 wins and 3 draws, while scoring 7 and receiving 2. The ‘panzas verdes’ have performed wonderfully considering they have used a completely alternate team, which they will hope will be sufficient to defeat a tough opponent like Morelia.
Morelia vs Leon Prediction
The Morelia vs Leon quarterfinal will be an entertaining game between two of the currently top performing teams in Mexico. Both clubs are on the upper side of the Liga MX regular standings, and in the Copa MX they will attempt to maintain that form with a win that would qualify them into the semifinals.
The biggest question for this match is if Leon will play with the starters, or keep lining alternate players. If Matosas gives his trust to a ‘B’ team, then Morelia are strong favorites to win this match. The Morelia vs Leon match will end in a 2-0 win for Monarcas.
Morelia vs Leon TV Schedule
The Morelia vs Leon match will be televised this Tuesday, October 1, 2013 on ESPN Deportes at 7:00 PM Pacific.