The Xolos Tijuana vs Leon Liga MX match will take place this Friday, April 25, 2014 (7:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Caliente. Xoloitzcuintles and Panzas Verdes will play a significant game important in composing the playoff seeds in this rivalry game which dates back into the Liga de Ascenso.
Xolos and Leon will play this game in a playoff manner as it will define if they go to the ‘liguilla’. As their final game during the Clausura 2014, both teams are more than alive and with good chances of reaching the playoffs. In fact, Xolos currently has 24 points, where a tie against Leon will automatically qualify them, while a loss will still give them some hope remaining alive. As for the ‘fiera’, they require the 3 points and a mixture of results in order to give them a miraculous qualification.
The team coached by Cesar Farias finally won an away game last Sunday when they defeated Atlante 2-1 in Cancun. Xolos had not won on the road in the Liga MX in more than one calendar year, therefore those 3 points come in as a morale and momentum push. At the Estadio Caliente, Xolos has only lost one match this season, therefore obtaining at least a point against Leon is a foreseeable accomplishment.
The Panzas Verdes will go into Tijuana with an opposite morale than their northern rivals. The team coached by Gustavo Matosas was eliminated from the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday, in a match where they could not produce serious offensive threat against Bolivar, in Bolivia. This Friday, Leon will attempt to win the 3 points fatigued from travel, and in a stadium they have not won in during their return to the first division.
Xolos Tijuana vs Leon Prediction
The Xolos Tijuana vs Leon game will be a great match in a good atmosphere at the Estadio Caliente. While Leon still has the slight chance to reach the playoffs, they are fatigued and will most likely use an alternate squad; that will give the upper-hand to Xolos which is a real power-house at their stadium. Club Tijuana will dominate this match, and win which will take them to 27 points and allow them to finish in a good seed for the liguilla. The Xolos Tijuana vs Leon match will end 3-1 in favor of the home side.
Xolos Tijuana vs Leon TV Schedule
The Xolos Tijuana vs Leon match will be televised on Azteca America and ESPN Deportes at 7:30 PM Pacific.