The Leon vs Atlas Liga MX match will be held this Saturday, January 11, 2014 (6:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Nou Camp. The ‘panzas verdes’ will host their first match of the season in a game where they are strongly favored to win, considering they are the reigning Apertura 2013 champs. Meanwhile, Club Atlas will look to have a better performance than last week, when they tied 0-0 in a boring match against Xolos of Tijuana.
The team coached by Gustavo Matosas will make their season debut in front of their fans who expect great things from their team this season. As reigning champions, Leon must not fall into the ‘campeonitis’ syndrome which has hindered many of the previous champions in past seasons. Last week against relegation favorite Atlante, Leon played a bad game where they were lucky not to lose. Considering the Copa Libertadores 2014 begins within a month, Leon cannot lose any points at home early in the season.
Club Atlas is second to last in the relegation battle, and there is no time for the team from Guadalajara. The ‘rojinegros’ must reach top form immediately, where a bad season could potentially cause them to lose their place in the first division. Last week against Xolos, Atlas was good on defense, but it was evident that they are still understanding the system under Tomas Boy.
Leon vs Atlas Prediction
The Leon vs Atlas game will be interesting as both sides will be looking for their first win in the young season. Atlas is on its learning stage since the return of Tomas Boy, therefore they will play conservatively, and aim more towards a tie than a win. On the other side is Leon, who in the playoffs was an incredible threat at home who became used to winning by a large margin of goals. This Saturday, expect them to play with the same ambition. The Leon vs Atlas match will end in a 2-1 win for the ‘panzas verdes’.
Leon vs Atlas TV Schedule
The Leon vs Atlas match will be televised this Saturday, January 11, 2014 on Telemundo at 6:00 PM Pacific.
Leon vs Atlas Highlights
The Leon vs Atlas video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.