Leganes vs Girona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Bottom-half table neighbours Leganes and Girona are set to lock horns in a low-profile Primera Division tie on Saturday evening at Estadio Municipal de Butarque. Both teams will enter the match off the back of narrow defeats from the previous round.
The Legionaries fell 1-0 away at Atletico Madrid, but the head coach Mauricio Pellegrino has reasons to be thrilled with visible improvements in his side’s defensive showings. Leganes shipped just two goals in past three league outings even though they’ve played the likes of Valencia and Atletico Madrid along the way.
For the sake of comparison, Girona allowed three goals in last weekend’s home defeat to Valencia. It was a surprising result since Blanquivermell kept back-to-back clean sheets against Real Sociedad and Rayo Vallecano beforehand.
Leganes vs Girona: Head-to-head
Leganes are looking for their inaugural victory over Girona.
Blanquivermell won three and drew four of seven head to head encounters with Leganes.
Four of last five head to head games ended without a winner, including this term’s goalless draw at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.
Just one of past four H2H meetings saw three or more goals scored.
Leganes vs Girona: Prediction
Leganes have one of the best defensive record in the entire league if we only look home matches. They lost only 1 of 13 home ties so far in the league conceding just 10 goals in the process. The Legionaries head into this off the back of four wins and two draws in past six games in their own backyard in all competitions.
Since Pellegrino’s troops held Atletico Madrid to only a 1-0 loss last weekend at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, we would not be surprised to see them keep a clean sheet here against Blanquivermell. Girona did win two on the bounce on the road (including a 1-2 victory over Real Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu), but they revealed plenty of weaknesses in last weekend’s home loss to Valencia. The time has come for Leganes to pick up their maiden victory over Girona.
Leganes vs Girona: Bet Tips
Leganes to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
Leganes to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).