The Leon vs Tigres UANL Liga MX match will be held this Saturday, April 19, 2014 (6:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Nou Camp. The ‘panzas verdes’ and ‘felinos’ will play for distinct motives as Leon already surrendered in this Clausura 2014 in exchange of the Copa Libertadores. Meanwhile, Tigres will give it a Hail-Mary shot at the of the season where they need to win this match, plus their final game next win in order to have a chance at reaching the playoffs.
Club Leon is almost eliminated from playoff consideration entering Week 16 of the Clausura 2014. The team coached by Gustavo Matosas was unable to perform competitively in two tournaments at the same time, which means that they opted to favor the Libertadores instead of the Liga MX. For that same reason, Leon will use an alternate starting lineup this Saturday, filled substitutes and youth players. Although there still is a chance foe the ‘fiera’ to reach the playoffs, the window is too small, and playing with their ‘B’ will most likely eliminate them from any possibility against Tigres.
The team coached by Ricardo Ferretti has the necessary talent and squad depth to finish in the top 4 of the regular standings. Instead, Tigres is currently in 12th place with only 18 points, and only two straight wins to finish the season would give them a slight chance of reaching the playoffs. Bad defensive tactics have affected this team throughout the season, as was demonstrated last weekend in their 1-1 tie against Xolos of Tijuana.
In that game, the ‘felinos’ scored an early goal against a tired Xolos, but instead of attacking, they Ferretti opted to play on the counter-attack which lead to Club Tijuana tying in their dying minutes of the second half. Against Leon, Tigres will face a weaker ‘B’ side, and they will have the opportunity to control the game. If they want to reach the playoffs, they will need to play offensively and win by a good amount of goals.
Leon vs Tigres UANL Prediction
The Leon vs Tigres UANL match will be a close contest between Leon’s alternate side, and an eager Tigres who needs a win to remain alive in the league. Although Leon will not have their best side, they have demonstrated in the past that they have a good squad, which will make it into a tough game for the visitors. Meanwhile, Tigres will play offensively and control the match, giving them life going into the last game of the season. The Leon vs Tigres UANL match will end in a 2-1 win for the visitors.
Leon vs Tigres UANL TV Schedule
The Leon vs Tigres UANL match will be televised on Telemundo at 6:00 PM Pacific.
Leon vs Tigres UANL Highlights
The Leon vs Tigres UANL video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.