The Emelec vs Leon Copa Libertadores group match will be played this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 (7:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Georg Capwell. Both teams will aim for an important win to gain ground against their opponents in the difficult Group 7.
The team coached by Gustavo Quinteros is in 3rd place of Group 7 with 3 points after winning their first game against Bolivar 2-1, and losing their second match against Flamengo 3-1. In the Ecuadorian league, Emelec leads the table with 16 points after 6 matches, although they have not trasferred that good form into the Libertadores tournament.
In their aspirations to reach the knock-out stages, Emelec cannot afford to lose the game against Leon at home. The Electricos still face difficult away games in Mexico and in the altitude of Bolivia, therefore a loss Tuesday night will greatly diminish their probability of winning the group over Leon or Flamengo.
Meanwhile, the team coached by Gustavo Matosas has played in great form during the last month both in the Libertadores and the Liga MX. In the Libertadores they lead Group 7 with 4 points after defeating Flamengo 2-1, and tying Bolivar 1-1 in a game where they dominated. Leon has regained their dynamic style of play which focuses entirely on the attack, and a win this Tuesday will keep them in 1st place and push them closer into the next round.
Emelec vs Leon Prediction
The Emelec vs Leon match will be an intense battle between two teams that want nothing other than the win. Emelec will go out with an offensive style of play as they understand a win is crucial in their aspiration to win the group. Meanwhile, Leon plays offensively week-by-week, therefore that will allow for a dynamic and fast-paced match. The Emelec vs Leon match will end in a 2-1 win for the Mexican team.
Emelec vs Leon TV Schedule
The Emelec vs Leon match will be televised on FOX Deportes at 7:30 PM Pacific.
Emelec vs Leon Highlights
The Emelec vs Leon video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.