Real Madrid v Leganes in the Copa Del Rey quarter final second leg on Wednesday gives Real Madrid the opportunity to confirm their place in the semi-final with a draw or a win at the Santiago Bernabeu. This is the second leg of the quarter final contest and Real go in as massive favourites after the 1-0 win in the first leg.
Real Madrid v Leganes Preview
Real Madrid were boosted by the return of striker Karim Benzema as a second half substitute in the 7-1 demolition of Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. Zinedine Zidane has a decision to make on whether to start him here or stick with Mayoral up top.
Sergio Ramos has not featured in 2018 so far but he is not likely to be risked in this contest. It is expected that Zinedine Zidane will field a similar 11 to the first leg, when they won 1-0 thanks to Marco Asensio’s volley. Kiko Casilla will play in goal as he has done for the other cup games.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Casilla; Carvajal, Varane, Vallejo, Hernandez; Llorente, Kovacic, Ceballos; Vazquez, Asensio, Mayoral
Leganes (4-3-3): Cuellar; Zaldua, Siovas, Santos, Garcia; Eraso, Perez, Pires; Zhar, Beauvue, Amrabat
Real Madrid v Leganes Betting Tips
- Real Madrid have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2 out of the last 10.
- Leganes have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 4 out of the last 10.
- In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2.3 goals and have conceded an average of 1 goals.
- In the last 10 games, Leganes have scored an average of 1.1 goals and have conceded an average of 1 goals.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 4 of the last 10 Leganes games.
Real Madrid v Leganes Prediction
Los Blancos needed a last minute winner in the first leg against Leganes but when the goal did come it was certainly waiting for. The cross came in from the left from Theo Hernandez and it was volleyed home spectacularly by Marco Asensio.
Real will be full of confidence after the fantastic 7-1 win over Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday and they go into the second leg of this tie as overwhelming favourites to reach the semi-final of the Copa Del Rey. With La Liga possibly out of reach now, the Copa Del Rey could be the best chance of winning a trophy.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid win 1/5 at Bet365.
Over 2.5 goals 2/5 at Bet365.
Real Madrid to win 3-0 13/2 at Bet365.
Disclaimer: Odds correct at time of publishing