This Saturday, March 3, 2018 (5:06 PM Pacific) Leon will host Pumas UNAM at the Nou Camp for a game in the 10th round of matches in the Liga MX Clausura 2018. Both teams are currently in battle for a playoff and an exciting, high scoring encounter is expected between the two sides.
The Landon Donovan craze is clearly hurting Leon as many fans have to wonder if the money invested in the veteran American could have been used to strengthen other areas of the team. The defense has specifically looked faulty for Los Esmeraldas as it has allowed a league-high 20 goals in nine games in this Clausura 2018. Goalkeeper William Yarbrough is in the worst form of his career as well as he seemingly cannot stop any shot that comes his way.
The attack is currently the only saving grace on La Fiera as it has exciting players like Mauro Boselli and Elias Hernandez. Gustavo Diaz’s only hope at the moment is to outscore his opponents, which is definitely not a reliable tactic. Leon is currently in 12th place with 11 points and has not won in its last three games.
Pumas UNAM’s backline is not a strong suit with inconsistent players like Luis Quintana and Alan Mozo. Alfredo Saldivar can also be a very inconsistent goalkeeper as the team has collectively allowed 12 goals this season.
David Patino’s best defender Alejandro Arribas will inclusively miss this game due to a suspension, which could also have a massive impact on the encounter. The attack on the Mexico City team can also be exciting with the partnership of Nicolas Castillo and Matias Alustiza that has scored nine goals this semester. Los Capitalinos are currently in seventh place with 15 points but have only picked up a point in their last three games.
Leon vs Pumas UNAM Prediction
Both teams will be desperate to pick up the three points from the match but both sides have also been struggling massively recently. The defense has been the key problem for both teams and an entertaining and high-scoring bout is expected at the Nou Camp. FutnSoccer predicts a 3-2 win for the away team, Pumas UNAM to help restore some order on a team that is trending downwards.
How to Watch Leon vs Pumas UNAM
The Leon vs Pumas UNAM match will be broadcast this Saturday, March 3 at 5:06 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: ESPN Deportes, Univision Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)