In week 13 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017, Leon will host Veracruz at the Estadio Leon this Saturday, April 8, 2017 (5:06 PM Pacific). Both teams are struggling in this tournament and need the three points from the match.
Leon is currently in last place with only nine points but is coming from a huge 1-0 away win against Tigres UANL. It is surprising that Javier Torrente has managed to keep his job as the head coach of ‘la fiera’ getting underwhelming results with a formidable team. Scoring goals have been the main problem for the ‘esmeraldas’ only getting 12 goals so far, this Clausura. The most disappointing player for Leon has been captain, Mauro Boselli who has only scored three goals this tournament. The game will be a tough one for ‘la fiera’ but they should have the slight edge with the ho14me-field advantage.
Veracruz is currently in 14th place with 12 points, recently coming off a huge 3-1 win against Cruz Azul at home. The ‘tiburones’ have thrived at home winning four out of five games at the Estadio Luis “Pirata” Fuente. Matches away from home have been a different story for the ‘escualos’, losing all six games away from home and not scoring in five of those six losses.
The win against Cruz Azul was a huge team effort with all components of the team playing well. Edgar Andrade had an amazing goal in his first few minutes of the Clausura in that game. It will be intriguing to see if ‘El Gordo’ Andrade gets an opportunity to start in this match. The game should be an enticing duel with both teams needing the three points, especially Veracruz who is fighting relegation.