Leganes vs Deportivo Alaves, 29 February 2020, Saturday
Spanish La Liga, Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Leganes are unbeaten in h2h encounters here for over a decade now. With Deportivo Alaves yet to hit the ground running on the road, count on the hosts to keep their streak alive this week.
Leganes vs Alaves Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash finished in a 1-1 draw.
- All of their past three meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five encounters.
- Five of their last eight matchups have ended as a tie.
- Deportivo Alaves have not registered a win in any of their past ten fixtures. (W-0, D-6, L-4)
Leganes vs Alaves Match Preview
Leganes slumped to a 1-0 defeat last week on the road against Celta Vigo. Despite their counterparts being reduced to ten men in the opening forty-five minutes of that latter clash, the hosts failed to make use of the advantage and ultimately made the trip back home empty-handed.
Disappointingly, the home team have come out on top just twice in their past eight LaLiga fixtures. With no more than nineteen points in the bag, Leganes are deservedly one among the bottom three sides in the cluster.
On the other hand, Deportivo Alaves bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Mallorca by taking down Athletic Bilbao at home with a 2-1 scoreline. The visitors have now stumbled just once in their past four clashes in the top flight, and are currently sitting fourteen on the ladder.
As such, a win for the guests this week would see them inch closer to a top ten spot, while a defeat for Leganes could potentially send them crashing to the bottom of the table.
Leganes vs Alaves Prediction
Home advantage has certainly made a difference for Leganes in their present campaign. At the moment, the hosts are unbeaten in their past two games here and have admitted defeat just once in their past five as well.
In sharp contrast, Deportivo Alaves have been at the losing end in five of their previous nine outings. To make matters worse, the guests are winless in their past seven visits to this stadium.
Taking into account that the hosts have secured the bragging rights in their past two meetings on the trot here as well, Leganes are the front-runners to emerge victoriously in this one.
However, the hosts have settled for just a point twice at home this season. Considering that the reverse fixture of this matchup had also ended as a tie, a draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt.
Furthermore, to be frank, Deportivo Alaves have been tame in the final third away from home. In fact, they have found the back of the net just ten times from their outings so far.
Meanwhile, Leganes have racked up just two goals from their past three games here. Given that all of their previous four h2h meetings at this venue have also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts, expect goals to be scarce come Saturday too.
Leganes vs Alaves Betting tips
Draw no bet: Leganes @ 1.44 (4/9)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).