Real Madrid vs Leganes Match Preview & Prediction

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Real Madrid vs Leganes predictions, H2H and match preview for this Wednesday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two sides from the capital meet.


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Real Madrid vs Leganes Preview

There’s a derby clash in the capital this Wednesday as Real Madrid take on Leganes at the Bernabeu. Los Blancos are in action in La Liga for the first time in almost two weeks and they’ll by keen to get back to winning ways having slipped to 6th by virtue of defeat at Mallorca and the postponement of El Clasico.

The hiatus has at least given them a chance to get some players back to fitness and they should be able to call upon what might be classed as their strongest eleven here with the exception of Gareth Bale who remains an injury concern. James Rodriguez may join Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema in attack as a result. Real have taken 10 points from their 4 home games so far this season in La Liga but have only managed to keep one clean sheet.

That should offer Leganes a bit of encouragement. The South Madrid outfit won their first match of the season at the weekend, beating Mallorca 1-0 at Butarque. They are likely to remain under caretaker management here after Mauricio Pellegrino left the club last week. Lega remain rooted to the foot of the table despite that win and they will travel across the Spanish capital more in hope than expectation you sense.

The postponement of the Clasico did Lega few favours in truth as Zinedine Zidane may well have considered rotating heavily here had that game been played. Leganes meanwhile could opt to mix things up a bit and save some legs for the key home game with Eibar at the weekend. However caretaker boss Luis Cembranos may be reluctant to change a winning team and will know that he could seriously throw his hat into the ring for the permanent job with a strong showing in this match.


 Real Madrid vs Leganes Predictions

Score Prediction: 3-1 Real Madrid

There should only be one winner here really. Fatigue shouldn’t be a factor for Los Blancos after their weekend rest and they will be able to name a much stronger eleven than the one that slumped to defeat at Mallorca 11 days ago. It’s a team that should have too much quality for this struggling Leganes side.


Real Madrid vs Leganes H2H

  • Last 6 meetings: 4 Real Madrid Wins, 1 Leganes Win, 1 Draw.
  • Leganes have avoided defeat in their last two games against Real Madrid, both at Butarque.
  • They’ve lost on all of their 3 previous trips to the Bernabeu in La Liga.
  • Leganes’ only win on this ground came in the Copa del Rey in January 2018.

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Predicted Line Ups

Real Madrid Team:

Courtois – Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo – Casemiro, Kroos, Modric – James, Benzema, Hazard (4-3-3)

Leganes Team:

Cuellar – Rosales, Bustinza, Awaziem, Silva – Rivera – Oscar, Mesa, Recio, Braithwaite – Carrillo (4-1-4-1)

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.

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