Leganes v Real Madrid will kick off at 17:45 UK time on Wednesday night. This is Real Madrid’s game in hand on the teams around them in the table, and a win would move Los Blancos into 3rd place in La Liga.
Leganes v Real Madrid Preview
Leganes will be missing a couple of players for this game but most of their squad will be available for selection. Alexander Szymanowski is out while Darko Brasanac is a doubt. Dimitrios is back from suspension though and is very likely to take his place at centre-back along with Ezequiel Munoz. Nordin Amrabat will be hoping to start, but Nabil El Zhar will look to keep him out of the team.
For Real Madrid, Marcelo will miss out again due to the hamstring injury he picked up recently, so Theo Hernandez will start again here. Zinedine Zidane has a few decisions to make in the midfield and forward areas. Marco Asensio, Isco, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are all looking to play from the start, but it looks like one will have to sit out. Toni Kroos is missing with a knee ligament injury.
Leganes v Real Madrid Predicted Lineups
Leganes (4-3-3): Cuellar; Zaldua, Siovas, Munoz, Garcia; Pires, Perez, Eraso; Naranjo, Beauvue, Amrabat
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Hernandez; Modric, Casemiro, Isco; Ronaldo, Asensio, Benzema
Leganes v Real Madrid Betting Tips
- Leganes have won 2, drawn 3 and lost 5 games out of the last 10.
- Real Madrid have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2 games out of the last 10.
- In the last 10 games, Leganes have scored an average of 1 goals and have conceded an average of 1.6 goals.
- In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 3 goals and have conceded an average of 1.5 goals.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 5 of the last 10 Leganes games.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 8 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
Leganes v Real Madrid Prediction
Leganes have had to play a lot of matches recently and that has really affected their form, as Asier Garitano’s side have lost their last three matches in a row. Even though Leganes have since exited the Copa Del Rey, they will remember their famous win against Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage a few weeks ago.
Real Madrid’s away form in La Liga is not amazing, having drawn four of their last six away league matches. A key factor in this game could be that Los Blancos will have one eye on the crucial Champions League second leg match against PSG next week.
Real Madrid have won their last 3 away matches against Leganes in all competitions and they go into this match as favourites too. It will not be easy, but Los Blancos are expected to claim the three points.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid win 1/4 at Bet365.
Over 2.5 goals 4/7 at Bet365.
Real Madrid to win 3-1 10/1 at Bet365.
- Disclaimer: Odds correct at time of publishing