Leganes vs Malaga
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 19th March 2017
Kick-off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
The fellow strugglers Leganes and Malaga will take on each other in a very important game for both managers in the early hours of Sunday.
The hosts have the chance to overtake their rivals who are only a single point away in the 16th position of the Primera Division standings.
Leganes will come in the game in a much better mood. The main reason lies in the rock-solid defense which has been super tough to break down.
Asier Garitano’s men conceded only two goals in last four league matches. Everthing seems to have turned around after a brave display against Barcelona at Camp Nou where the team was unlucky to concede the late goal to lose the match if the dying minutes.
Leganes kept clean sheets in quite impressive performances at Municipal de Butarque where they saw off Deportivo La Coruna and Granada.
The story is completely different with Malaga who have four losses on the trot ahead of the visit to Butarque.
The team led by Jose Michel are yet to claim their first victory on the road in this term of Primera Division.
Leganes vs Malaga: Head to head
Malaga have been brutal in head to head clashes with Leganes taking three wins in three games with the total goal difference of 9-0.
The match from October last year was the first ever between the two sides in the top flight of Spanish football.
Malaga took a demolishing 4-0 victory at La Rosaleda thanks to goals from Jony, Gonzalo Castro, Sandro Ramirez and Ignacio Camacho.
Leganes vs Malaga: Prediction
We believe that the time has finally come for Leganes to end the dismal streak in H2H clashes with Malaga.
We’ll back the hosts to pick up the victory at decent-value 7/5 odds as the top betting option.
Leganes vs Malaga: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Leganes to win at the odds of 7/5.
The value-seekers can chase Leganes to win to nil at 13/5.