Barcelona vs Leganes Prediction & Match Preview

Barcelona vs Leganes
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 30 January 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).

The Camp Nou has been nothing short of a fortress for Barcelona this season. With the hosts also sporting a 100% winning record in h2h encounters here, the Leganes faithful are left with absolutely no reason to have their hopes up.

Barcelona vs Leganes Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous encounter witnessed Barcelona post a 2-1 victory.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their past five meetings.
  • All of their last seven fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • The final scores have not finished level in any of their previous seven clashes.
  • Leganes have registered the win just once in their past seven matchups. (W-1, D-0, L-6)

Barcelona vs Leganes Prediction

Barcelona refrained from fielding a strong eleven against Ibiza in the previous round of this competition and almost paid the price for it. Quique Setien’s men were trailing by a goal at the break, and it took them nearly twenty minutes into the second half to find an equalizer through Antoinne Griezmann.

The French forward then turned savior for the Catalans by completing a brace in the dying minutes of stoppage time, helping his side to a narrow 2-1 victory. In all honesty though, Barcelona have not been their usual self in their recent matchups. Miserably, they have come away with the win in just half of their past six clashes in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Leganes edged past Ebro in their respective Copa Del Rey matchup after Jonathan Silva scored the only goal of the game. The guests were much the better side in that latter matchup, nevertheless, and finished the ninety minutes with six shots on target, as opposed to their foes who managed just two.

However, it goes without saying that the visiting contingent have their work cut out in this one. For starters, Barcelona are yet to admit defeat at home this season. In sharp contrast, Leganes have tasted success just twice in their past twelve outings overall.

To make matters worse, the guests have been at the losing end in each of their past three visits to this stadium. Given the evident difference in stature of the teams involved as well, it looks like Barcelona are in for an easy win this week.

Furthermore, the hosts have been merciless in their previous h2h meetings at home. Their last two encounters with each other here have ended in a 3-1 scoreline in favor of Barcelona.

Taking into account that the guests have also conceded a total of sixteen goals from their outings in the La Liga alone this term, count on the Catalans to rack up the goals tally come Thursday.

Barcelona vs Leganes Betting tips

  • Barcelona -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).