Leganes vs Alaves Match Preview & Prediction

Leganes vs Alaves Match Preview & Prediction
If the title race goes to the final day, Real Madrid could clinch the league at Butarque.

Leganes vs Alaves predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two bottom half sides clash at Butarque.

by Mark Sochon – @marksoc1

Leganes vs Alaves predictions

Leganes vs Alaves Preview

This match is surely a ‘must win’ affair for Leganes who face an almost impossible task of trying to claw themselves to safety with a squad that contains just one player who has scored more than once this season in La Liga. Alaves meanwhile are bidding to avoid being sucked into the relegation dog-fight and they still have work to do despite an 8 point cushion on the drop-zone.

Leganes lost a relegation six-pointer in Vigo last time out despite having a man advantage for most of the game. It has since been confirmed that the club will not be allowed to sign a striker as a replacement for Martin Braithwaite who joined Barcelona earlier this month. Even with the Dane, it was going to be tough for Leganes but now they really do have an impossible task on their hands with 5 points currently separating them from safety.

Alaves meanwhile come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over local rivals Athletic Club to move them onto 30 points. 3 more wins should guarantee them another season at this level and they will fancy they can get one of them here. Their two forwards – Joselu and Lucas Perez – have scored more league goals between them this season than Leganes have managed, and that’s including the goals scored by Braithwaite and Youssef En-Nesyri who joined Sevilla in January.

That added goal threat could be very significant here and it’s the main thing that clearly separates the sides in terms of quality with both organised but rarely spectacular in other areas of the pitch.

Leganes vs Alaves Predictions

Score Prediction: 1-0 Alaves

This may be an even game in terms of the balance of play, but put simply, Alaves have goals and Leganes don’t. The visitors look capable of taking a big leap towards safety with what would be their 3rd away win of the campaign.

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Leganes vs Alaves H2H

Predicted Line Ups

Leganes Team:

Soriano – Rodrigues, Awaziem, Omeruo, Siovas, Bustinza – Eraso, Perez, Recio, Rodriguez – Carrillo (5-4-1)

Alaves Team:

Pacheco – Duarte, Laguardia, Ely, Navarro – Burke, Garcia, Camarasa, Vidal – Joselu, Perez (4-4-2)

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk

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