In week 14 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017, Monarcas Morelia will host Leon at the Estadio Morelos this Saturday, April 15, 2017 (5:00 PM Pacific). Both teams are still lingering around for a playoff spot and should present a hard-fought encounter in this match.
Monarcas Morelia has exceeded expectations this tournament, currently in 10th place with 18 points just a point out of a playoff spot. Even with this solid campaign, ‘la monarquia’ is still fighting to stay in the Liga MX just a point ahead of last place Veracruz on the relegation table. Some of the most crucial results for Roberto Hernandez this tournament have been draws. The most recent result for Morelia being a surprising 0-0 draw to Pachuca another shocking draw this season was a 0-0 draw to Chivas of Guadalajara. This could prove to be a tough game for the team from Michoacán but they will have the home-field advantage to perhaps get the slight edge over their opponent.
Leon has been disappointing this tournament, coming in at 16th with 13 points, six points away from a playoff spot. The most recent result for Javier Torrente was an unimpressive 0-0 draw to Chiapas away from home. Leon is still in the playoff hunt, but ‘la fiera’ will need to get a win in this game to keep those playoff aspirations alive. Elias Hernandez will be one of the main players to watch in this game, currently on a hot streak with three goals in Leon’s last three games.
The ‘esmeraldas’ did defeat Monarcas Morelia twice earlier in the year in the Copa MX competition, coming away with a 3-0 win at home and a 3-2 win at the Estadio Morelos. Leon needs the three points from this game and should give a good fight to achieve the win. The match should be a solid match-up in this week 14, with no clear winner going into the game.