Sevilla vs Leganes predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups as the hosts look to move up to 4th.
Sevilla vs Leganes Match Preview
Sevilla head into this game in 5th place looking to pile the pressure on 4th placed rivals Getafe and Valencia who both play on Sunday. All three sides lost last weekend with Sevilla going down in surprising fashion at struggling Girona. Back at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, they will be hungry to get back on track against a Leganes side that on the surface doesn’t have much to fight for.
They are though bidding to achieve their highest ever league finish. Lega only need to better 17th to achieve that which should be a mere formality now. They are expected to be at full strength here but it’s not fully clear who Mauricio Pellegrino views as his first choice strike pairing. Guido Carrillo, Martin Braithwaite and Youssef En-Nesyri are all in competition to start up top, although they will hope for better service than last weekend when they scarcely created anything against Celta at Butarque.
Sevilla meanwhile will be missing Ever Banega for the rest of the season due to suspension. That is a significant blow and they are likely to compensate for that by playing with an extra man in midfield as opposed to the 4-4-2 which Joaquin Caparros initially favoured on his return to the job. Wissam Ben Yedder should lead the line with Munir operating in more of a wide role.
Despite the absence of Banega, Sevilla are the clear favourites for the game and the onus will be on them to dictate the tempo of it.
Sevilla vs Leganes Predictions
Score Prediction: 3-0 Sevilla
Betting Tip: Sevilla -1 Handicap (18+)
Leganes have started to drift a little bit having put in a lot of hard work this season to basically secure survival. Sevilla put five past Rayo in their last home game and even without Banega, they have the required quality to see off this Leganes side with a bit of breathing space.
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Sevilla vs Leganes H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 2 Sevilla Wins, 1 Leganes Win, 3 Draws.
- The sides drew 1-1 at Butarque earlier this season.
- Leganes have lost on 3 of their 4 visits to the RSP in the 21st Century.
- They lost twice here last season, 2-0 in the cup and 2-1 in the league.
One to Watch – Pablo Sarabia
Most assists in Europe’s top five leagues this season — 1⃣3⃣
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 26, 2019
Sarabia has been a real star for Sevilla this season with 11 goals and 13 assists in La Liga. It will be interesting to see if any big bids come in for the Spaniard who mysteriously is yet to win an international cap.
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Predicted Line Ups
Vaclik – Navas, Mercado, Gomez, Escudero – Amadou, Mesa – Sarabia, Vazquez, Munir – Ben Yedder (4-2-3-1)
Cuellar – Nyom, Omeruo, Siovas, Bustinza, Silva – Vesga, Rodriguez, Perez – Braithwaite, Carrillo (5-3-2)