Leganes vs Real Madrid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Monday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups as two sides from the Spanish capital meet.
DATE/TIME – Monday 15th April 2019, 21:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Butarque
COMPETITION – La Liga
This game features two sides with little to play for but it’s a derby and Butarque is sure to be hungry for an upset as Leganes chase their first ever win over Real Madrid in La Liga. They have already beaten Los Blancos at Butarque this season, although that was in the 2nd Leg of a Copa del Rey tie which Real had already taken firm control of.
One blow for Leganes here is the absence of Oscar Rodriguez. The midfielder is on loan from Real Madrid so won’t be able to feature. Otherwise they should be able to name a strong eleven with top scorer Youssef En-Nesyri fit again. Martin Braithwaite may be preferred to the Moroccan though. The former Middlesbrough striker caused big problems for Los Blancos in the cup meetings with his pace.
As for Real Madrid, it’s anyone’s guess how they will line up with Zinedine Zidane causing a few stirs with some of his selections. They have Dani Carvajal available again but Alvaro Odriozola is hoping to keep his place at right-back. Meanwhile on the opposite flank, Marcelo still seems to be in favour despite what has been a woeful season from the Brazilian in many respects.
Leganes are tough to beat at Butarque. They’ve already held Atletico and beaten Barcelona at home this season and they will see no reason why they can’t get their first points against Los Blancos here.
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Leganes vs Real Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Betting Tip: Leganes +1.o Asian Handicap @ 1.76 with Spin Palace Sports (18+)
Zinedine Zidane has made a point of stressing that these final games aren’t about players fighting for their futures. That will hardly increase the motivation levels for a Real Madrid side that look desperate for this campaign to end. Leganes will fancy they can cause problems with their crossing game and they have enough about them to get a point.
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Leganes vs Real Madrid H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 4 Real Madrid Wins, 2 Leganes Wins.
- Real Madrid have won all 5 previous league meetings.
- However Leganes dumped Los Blancos out of the Copa del Rey last season.
- They also won 1-0 in the 2nd Leg of the cup meeting at Butarque this term.
One to Watch – Jonathan Silva
Jonathan Silva se consolida en el Leganés como uno de los mejores laterales de LaLiga #LaQuiniela https://t.co/iqV3LSRwdK pic.twitter.com/1zXWWPlbiA
— La Quiniela (@la_quiniela) April 11, 2019
Silva has been a threat all season for Leganes, creating 6 goals, twice as many as any other Lega player. With Real Madrid a bit weak defensively in the full-back areas, he could exploit that here.
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Predicted Line Ups
Cuellar – Tarin, Siovas, Bustinza – Nyom, Perez, Eraso, Vesga, Silva – Carrillo, Braithwaite (3-5-2)
Real Madrid Team:
Navas – Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal – Casemiro, Kroos, Modric – Asensio, Benzema, Bale (4-3-3)
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