Leganes vs Real Madrid
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.30 UK/ 21.30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
There is really no question about who would be progressing to the next stage. The back-to-back-to-back European Champions have already a three-goal advantage in aggregate score. Along with that, Lega failed to score an away goal.
The real question is will the Whites be able to take revenge for the humiliating loss they experienced last year. If Real had not managed to take home the Champions League trophy, the talk of last year would have been how the team from Madrid were bundled out of their domestic cup campaign by a bunch of cucumber farmers.
As Los Merengues take their trip to the outskirts of the city, their fans will be tuning into the game to see if they will be avenged.
Leganes vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four h2h ties in a row resulted in Madrid wins.
- Los Blancos scored two or more goals in each of their last four h2h attempts.
- Eight of the last nine matches were won by Santiago Solari’s men.
- The Cucumber Growers have lost all their games at home, against this opponent.
- The last five h2h games at this venue saw a total of 14 goals from the visitors.
Leganes vs Real Madrid Prediction
Julen Lopetegui’s departure and the appointment of Santiago Solari have created ripples around the whole of Madrid. Though the new gaffer started well, some unexpected results have brought down the value of his stock quite by a bit.
This match is an excellent opportunity for him to instill some confidence into the players, and more importantly, into the famously impatient fans of the Royal Whites. Expect him to come into this tie with a killing instinct. In all probability, he and his boys will be going for a huge win.
The hosts are under huge pressure as expectations from their fans too will be high after what they achieved against Real last season. But as things stand, just one goal by the team captained by the influential Sergio Ramos would require Los Pepineros to score five in return.
The pieces are already aligned against the hosts, and all the Vikings need to do is complete the formality. The team has been missing a prolific goalscorer after Cristiano Ronaldo left, and this is the right time for a new hero to emerge. The fans are eagerly looking at how Vinicius Junior would perform.
Los Merengues have a 100% winning record against Lega, at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque. The Whites have scored a total of 14 goals in their last five appearances here. The team has won the last four h2h ties in a row, as well as, eight of the last nine. They have never failed to score against the Los Pepineros. Everything points towards Real completely dominating the tie.
Whatever their form is, Real is just too big a team to mess up this game. Expect them to score in both the halves and in all probability to win at least one half, if not both.
Leganes vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
To Win Either Half: Real Madrid @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in Both Halves: Real Madrid @ 3.00 (2/1).