The Atlante vs Leon Clausura 2014 match will take place this Sunday, January 5, 2014 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Andres Quintana Roo. With this game, the first week of the season will come to a close, and ironically, it is between the reigning champions against the leading relegation candidate.
The hosts Atlante are in for what could be a regretful season, as they are the best candidates to lose their Liga MX spot by the end of this season. The team coached by Ruben Israel is losing the relegation race by 8 points, where their nearest opponent in the percentage table is Atlas.
In order to fight for their survival, the Atlante management made a grand number of signings in the off season. The team signed two defenders: Salustiano Candia, and Omar Dominguez. The added four midfielders: Jonathan Bornstein, Manuel Viniegra, Gael Acosta, and Michael Arroyo. Finally, they signed two forwards: Narciso Mina and Luis Madrigal. With these new additions, ‘potros’ has a respectful lineups, where they will need to start the season on the right foot against none other than the reigning champs.
Club Leon is living a whole different scenario than that of their opponents this Sunday. The team coached by Gustavo Matosas is still celebrating their Apertura 2013 title which they won no more than three weeks ago against Club America. The ‘panzas verdes’ are prepared to face the new season with the hope of reaching the playoffs once again, but also to have a deep run in the Copa Libertadores 2014 which begins later this month.
Atlante vs Leon Prediction
The Atlante vs Leon match will be a good game between Leon who is still in championship mode, and Atlante who is fighting for survival. The match in Cancun will be played offensively by both sides, but Leon will have the upper-hand. Atlante has too many players who still may not know how to play together, therefore Leon who just won a title weeks ago will be too much to handle. The Atlante vs Leon match will end in a 2-1 win for the ‘Fiera’.
Atlante vs Leon TV Schedule
The Atlante vs Leon match will be televised this Sunday, January 5, 2014 on Univision Deportes at 3:00 PM Pacific.