Real Sociedad vs Leganes predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups as the visitors look to make it 3 straight wins for the first time in the top flight.
DATE/TIME – Saturday 16th February, 18:30 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Anoeta
COMPETITION – La Liga
This one features two of the form teams in La Liga right now. Leganes have found a few key results in recent weeks. They are bidding to win their 3rd straight league game here, something they’ve never previously managed in the top flight. It won’t be easy though with Real Sociedad unbeaten since they made the decision to sack former Lega boss Asier Garitano and appoint Imanol.
Nothing can take away from the miracles Garitano pulled off at Butarque but neither Leganes nor Real Sociedad have really missed him so far. Leganes took a while to get going under Mauricio Pellegrino but they’ve started to look like a side that is more than capable of beating the drop with solid defensive foundations and increasing signs of quality in the final third.
Sociedad also looked in a little bit of bother at one stage but they come into this match in 9th place. With a host of sides above them involved in European and Copa del Rey action, La Real could just take advantage of playing only one game per week to really push for Europa League qualification through the league. They will need to start winning a few more home games to do that though and even since the coaching switch, they’ve been drawing too many matches with 5 of their 8 so far under Imanol ending level.
This should be a competitive game. Sociedad are the favourites but the injury absence of Asier Illarramendi is a blow. He brings control in midfield and will be missed. Leganes were criticised by Quique Setien last week for their direct, physical approach. Somebody needs to remind the Betis boss that there is more than one way to play football and judging by the 3-0 scoreline, there is not a lot wrong with how Leganes are operating right now.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-2 Draw
Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score @ 2.15 with Spin Palace Sports
This game could be a bit more open than many are expecting. Both sides have in-form forwards with Braithwaite and En-Nesyri combining well for Leganes while Willian Jose has been in the goals for Sociedad. Both sides are playing with confidence and Leganes matches in recent weeks have produced more goals than usual so we could see the net bulge a few times again here.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes H2H
- Last 5 meetings: 2 Real Sociedad Wins, 2 Draws, 1 Leganes Win.
- The sides drew 2-2 in Madrid earlier in the season.
- Sociedad were 3-2 winners in this fixture last term.
- Leganes have only beaten Sociedad once in La Liga, a 1-0 win at Butarque last January.
One to Watch – Youssef En-Nesyri
— ennesyri26 (@ennesyri9) February 11, 2019
Youssef En-Nesyri has scored 7 league goals already in 2019, which is more than Leo Messi! The Leganes striker will be full of confidence after his hat-trick last weekend.
Predicted Line Ups
Real Sociedad Team:
Rulli – Elustondo, Navas, Llorente, Hernandez – Merino, Zubeldia, Zurutuza – Januzaj, Willian Jose, Oyarzabal (4-3-3)
Cuellar – Bustinza, Siovas, Omeruo – Silva, Vesga, Rodriguez, Recio, Juanfran – En-Nesyri, Braithwaite (3-5-2)