Leganes vs Real Madrid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups as Lega aim to upset the champions and seal an unlikely survival.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
Leganes vs Real Madrid Preview
There’s a Madrid derby at Butarque on Sunday and it’s a huge game for the hosts. Leganes must beat newly crowned champions Real Madrid to stand a chance of beating the drop. If they can do that, then Lega will survive against all the odds if Celta Vigo drop points in their game at Espanyol.
It’s clearly a tall order for Javier Aguirre’s side but they’ve done remarkably well to even take it to this point. 10 points from their last 4 games culminating in a shock 2-0 win at San Mames on Thursday has given them hope where there appeared to be absolutely none. Indeed it is four straight clean sheets for Lega heading into this game which must give them at least some belief that they can limit their illustrious rivals to relatively few openings.
Leganes will of course be hoping that Real Madrid’s title winning celebrations went deep into the early hours of Friday morning and perhaps beyond. This is a pretty quick turnaround for Los Blancos if that is the case but Zinedine Zidane’s side have shown great professionalism in the way they’ve chased down this title and will be brimming with confidence after seeing off Villarreal to claim their 34th Spanish crown on Thursday at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
Few can argue that Real Madrid don’t deserve their title. They’ve been the class act in this league since lockdown, winning 10 out of 10 and turning a 2 point deficit on Barcelona into a 7 point advantage. Barca fans may point to refereeing calls going in their favour but Los Blancos have been ruthless in the way they’ve finished the season and even prior to the break, they looked superior to Barcelona in both Clasicos.
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Leganes vs Real Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Real Madrid
If Real Madrid really do take their eyes off the ball here, Leganes have every chance of causing an upset and they are playing like a side that believes they can pull off mission impossible. However Los Blancos have been so consistent and just look so solid at both ends. They will be eager to make it a perfect 11 wins from 11 to end the season and take real momentum into their Champions League trip to Manchester. We’re going for a narrow away win that would relegate Lega.
Leganes vs Real Madrid Betting Tips (18+)
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Leganes vs Real Madrid H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Real Madrid Wins, 1 Leganes Win, 1 Draw.
- Real Madrid haven’t won on either of their last 2 trips to Butarque.
- Lega have beaten Los Blancos twice in the Copa del Rey in the past two years, progressing from one of the two ties.
- However they have only taken 1 point from their 7 league games against Real Madrid – a 1-1 draw at Butarque last season.
Predicted Line Ups
Cuéllar – Rosales, Bustinza, Siovas, Tarín, Silva – Gil, Roque Mesa, Assalé, Ruibal – Guerrero (5-4-1)
Real Madrid Team:
Areola – Vazquez, Varane, Ramos, Nacho – Casemiro, Isco, Valverde – Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio (4-3-3)
Read more: Madrid Football Guide