Club Necaxa vs Club Leon: both teams stand pretty close to each other when it comes to delivering their performance. Both are considered core soccer clubs of the Mexican soccer leagues. They might not be the strongest teams, but they sure know how to give a fight. And their equality is perhaps the reason this match is going to be particularly interesting and one of the best Liga MX 2017 matches.
Even in predictions, both the teams fare somewhat close, with Club Leon getting about 5% fewer votes than Necaxa for the winner speculation.
Date and Time: August 12th, 2017 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Guadalupe
TV: Univision Deportes Network (US)
Club Necaxa is on a good performance spree so far. Looking at their scores, we can easily believe that Necaxa takes the win. Their first match in Liga MX was a 2-0 victory against Veracruz. They defeated Tijuana 1-0, then Mineros de Zacatecas suffered a 2-1 loss at their hands. The most recent two matches have been draws (2-2 and 1-1). Necaxa can win, or at least tie, with Leon easily.
Leon is a strong team. It has always been an important team and a feared competitor in the Mexican soccer system. With 12 points to their name, Leon is really something this year. With their significant changes in lineups and strategy-making, the Leon guys hold a good deal of promise for taking on tougher opponents.
However, their performance has been a mixed bag so far. Their first match in Liga MX 2017 was against Atlas where they lost 3-0. It was a devastating loss and of course, a very disappointing beginning. They picked up the pace in Copa MX when they defeated Alebrijes de Oaxaca 3-2. Solid game. Equally fun to watch. The hearts of Leon fans light up. Their next match in Liga MX, however, is again a loss. Toluca beats Leon 3-1 on July 30. Next up was a 2-2 draw against Cruz Azul which was still a good performance from the Leon guys. Their most recent match is a 2-1 win against Veracruz in Copa MX 2017.
Strong teams can win anytime. Leon is no exception. But yes, serious changes have to be made and mistakes have to be amended.