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Monarcas Morelia vs Leon – January 31, 2014 Prediction, TV Schedule, and Highlights

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The Monarcas Morelia vs Leon Liga MX match will take place this Friday, January 31, 2014 (7:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Morelos.  Both teams have had a mediocre start to the Clausura 2014, therefore this game will be of high significance in their approach to a playoff seed.

Monarcas Morelia fired coach Carlos Bustos last week after the 1-0 defeat against Xolos of Tijuana.  Morelia had not showed any signs of top form, or even quality considering the amount of star players the team possesses.  Nonetheless, management decided to let Bustos go, and his place was filled by Eduardo De La Torre.  In his debut last Tuesday, Morelia defeated Independiente de Santa Fe in the Copa Libertadores 2014, although it was too soon to see any sings of ‘Yayo’s’ new tactics.

The team coached by Gustavo Matosas is in a slump early into the season, which some may begin to argue is the campeonitis, or ‘Champion’s Curse’.  Leon has not played near the level of quality demonstrated last December when they easily defeated all of their playoff rivals and won the Apertura 2013.  Friday’s match is of high importance because the ‘panzas verdes’ need to start winning with consistency otherwise they will have a hard time when they face both Libertadores, and the league at the same time.

Monarcas Morelia vs Leon Prediction

The Monarcas Morelia vs Leon match will be intense as both sides are desperate for the three points.  These two teams faced each other in the last ‘liguilla’, and although Leon won the series, they tied 3-3 during the first leg at the Estadio Morelos.  The scenario is much different this Friday, but the intensity will lead to have both sides play offensively.  The Monarcas Morelia vs Leon match will end in a 2-1 win for the visitors.

Monarcas Morelia vs Leon TV Schedule

The Monarcas Morelia vs Leon match will be televised on Azteca America at 7:30 PM Pacific.

Monarcas Morelia vs Leon Highlights

The Monarcas Morelia vs Leon video highlights will be posted soon after the end of the match.