Leganes vs Sevilla predictions, H2H and match preview for this Tuesday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups as sides at opposing ends of the table meet.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
Leganes vs Sevilla Preview
Leganes now have the feel of a side on the brink of relegation and their second tier status for next term will be all but confirmed if they slump to another defeat against Champions League hopefuls Sevilla. The Andalusians head to Butarque with work to do to secure a top four finish but they will feel confident about their chances despite a setback last time out.
The writing does look sadly to be on the wall for Leganes now. They’ve competed well in difficult circumstances but having performed reasonably again at El Sadar last time out, Enric Gallego’s 97th minute winner for Osasuna leaves them needing a miracle. They’ve picked up only 2 points from their 5 games since the restart and are 9 points from safety as a result heading into this.
Their chances of the victory, they so desperately need look slim here. Sevilla are unbeaten since early February but Julen Lopetegui will be frustrated by his side’s inability to convert one point into three, with all of their last four games ending level. They’ve had some tough fixtures but a 1-1 draw at home to Real Valladolid last time out was a major setback and it has just given the chasing pack a glimmer of hope again with in-form Villarreal starting to look a genuine threat just below.
Sevilla can at least take confidence from boasting LaLiga’s 2nd best away record and they’ve no reason not to back themselves here against a Leganes side that averages just a point per game at Butarque this term. The visitors have the luxury of being able to bring in players of the quality of Sergio Reguilon and Joan Jordan for this one. Leganes meanwhile are still sweating over the fitness of Oscar Rodriguez but are likely to take a risk and start the Real Madrid loanee given he is their only reliable goal threat.
Leganes vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-0 Sevilla
It’s looking bleak for Leganes now and while they won’t give up, it’s hard to fancy them here. Sevilla are physically better this year than they have been in recent seasons and that should stand them in good stead in a game like this against a direct Leganes side. Diego Carlos and Jules Kounde have excelled in central defence and should be able to cope with whatever the hosts throw at them and Sevilla have enough quality to win the game at the other end, particularly in a situation like this where Leganes simply have to gamble and target maximum points, which could leave them exposed at the back.
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Leganes vs Sevilla H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Sevilla Wins, 2 Leganes Wins, 2 Draws.
- Sevilla were 1-0 winners when the sides met at the RSP earlier this term.
- However they’ve only won on 1 of their 5 previous visits to Butarque.
- Sevilla have been reduced to 10 men on their last 2 trips to Leganes.
Predicted Line Ups
Cuellar – Siovas, Awaziem, Bustinza – Silva, Perez, Recio, Rosales – Oscar, Guerrero, Eraso (3-4-3)
Vaclik – Reguilon, Carlos, Kounde, Navas – Banega, Fernando, Jordan – Suso, De Jong, Ocampos (4-3-3)
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