Atletico Madrid vs Leganes Prediction & Match Preview

Atletico Madrid vs Leganes
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).

Leganes are one of the worst teams in the competition, and they are on the road as well this Sunday. On top of that they are taking a trip to meet Atleti at their home – one of the most daunting tasks for any Spanish squad, let alone a relegation-battler. Suffice it to say that Diego Simeone’s men are the favorites.

Atletico Madrid vs Leganes Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture of this game saw Atleti win on the road by a scoreline of 0-1.
  • Leganes have scored a total of one goal from the last eight clashes combined.
  • It’s been 18 years since Leganes have recorded a win against this opponent in offical encounters.
  • Every single game at Atleti’s home this past decade have resulted in wins to nil for the hosts.

Atletico Madrid vs Leganes Match Preview

This season, an apt tagline for Atleti would be ‘the best of the rest’ in Spain. ‘The rest’ in the sense, teams other than the two titans, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

However, earlier Atleti used to be ‘one of the best three’ in Spain, along with Real and Barca. Diego Simeone needs to get his team back to their menacing best, or else they are in danger of not even qualifying for the Champions League.

Likely, this match-up against a relegation-battler, that too at home, will be extremely helpful at this time.

Atletico Madrid vs Leganes Prediction

Atletico Madrid were defeated on the road the last match-day, by Eibar. The hosts scored two unanswered goals to inflict the loss upon the 2013-14 La Liga champions.

Meanwhile, Leganes were defeated in front of their home crowd, by Getafe. The one-sided game saw the visitors recording a 0-3 win.

As far as the result for this upcoming encounter is concerned, Atleti easily take the cake. They are, and have been one of the best teams in Spain for quite a long time. They are usual suspects for podium finishes, and have been exemplary in European competitions as well.

On the other hand, Leganes are staring relegation right down the barrel, and are not placed dead-last in the table just due to a marginally superior goal difference.

On top of that, Atleti will have the roaring support of their home fans, and the familiarity of the Wanda Metropolitano pitch as well.

In addition, the Madrid outfit had also won five of their last seven overall games, and scored twice or more in all five. At home, they were unbeaten in 18 of their last 19 appearances, and won 14 of these. 

Impressively, the sole loss at this stadium came against reigning champions, Barcelona.

On the other hand, Leganes were winless in 19 of their last 23 overall match-ups, and in 11 of their previous 12 on the road. Also, do note that the team is yet to record a league win on the road this season, and have scored the least number of goals of all the teams in such games.

Moreover, Atleti have dominated this opponent for a very long time. In fact, it’s been 18 years since Leganes have won against Simeone’s men, and they have scored a total of just one goal from the past eight h2h clashes combined.

Also, this past decade, not only did Leganes lose all of their visits to Atleti’s home, but not even once have they scored a goal in the period. On top of that, consider the return of six clean sheets from the past ten home fixtures by Atleti this season.

Reading all these pointers together, it’s easily estimated that Atletico Madrid are on line to record a win to nil this Sunday.

Atletico Madrid vs Leganes Betting Tips

  • To Win: Atletico Madrid @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • To Win to Nil: Atletico Madrid @ 2.00 (1/1).