Atletico Madrid vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid are the only genuine title chasers after Real Madrid’s 0-1 defeat to reigning champions Barcelona in last weekend’s El Clasico at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The Mattressers are as many as seven points behind Blaugrana at the top of the ladder, but their recent spell of form is quite promising coming into the most important part of the season.
Atleti won four on the trot in all competitions without conceding a single goal along the way. They gained a massive 1-0 cushion in the first leg of the Champions League R16 tie against Serie A giants Juventus. They backed up such win with two separate 2-0 victories over the likes of Villarreal and Real Sociedad in domestic affairs to stay seven points shy of the Catalans at the top of the Primera Division ladder.
Atletico Madrid vs Leganes: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid dominated this match-up over the course of its short history.
They won 6, drew 3 and lost just 1 of 10 meetings with the Legionaries.
Leganes, however, held Atleti to a 1-1 draw when teams locked horns in this term of La Liga at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
Just one of past nine head to head games saw goals scored at both ends.
Atletico Madrid vs Leganes: Prediction
Leganes are safe sitting at 11th position in the league ladder mainly thanks to their extraordinary form in matches at Butarque where they lost only 1 of 13 this season. The story is entirely different when they have to travel as the Legionaries have a poor away record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in 13 games on the road so far in the campaign.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men lost four of last five matches on the road in all competitions. Even though Diego Simeone might make some changes to his starting line-up in order to keep his key figures fresh for the reverse fixture of the Champions League tie against Juventus, we expect a one-way street from the very get go for Atletico Madrid here.
Atletico Madrid vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 1.72 (8/11).