Aron Wright - April 12, 2019
Leganes vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Real Madrid rebounded from a 2-1 loss to Valencia away at Mestalla by beating Eibar 2-1 in front of the home crowd last weekend.
Karim Benzema was the catalyst for the comeback win over the Gunsmiths at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The French striker bagged each of last three Madrid’s goal and he will certainly be the one to look after on Monday evening when Los Blancos travel to Estadio Municipal de Butarque to play Leganes in the last match of the 32nd round in Primera Division.
Zinedine Zidane made plenty of changes to his starting line-up in the last couple of games. The French coach wants to give chance to all players to test them in the remaining part of the season which is why we would not be surprised to see a mixed squad here as well.
This is why we advise you to be careful with stakes if you are backing the away win bet here, even though Real Madrid have to be considered favourites regardless of the squad.
These two outfits played each other in the last 16 round of Copa del Rey this January.
Real Madrid won the first leg 3-0 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu making the rematch only a formality (a 1-0 win for the Legionaries).
Los Blancos celebrated a demolishing 4-1 victory in the first half of Primera Division season in early-September last year.
Leganes were in good touch lately. They took seven out of nine possible points from past three rounds to escape the relegation scrap. The Legionaries are now ten points above the danger area and they should feature this match pressure-less.
Mauricio Pellegrino can be satisfied with his men’s defensive efforts in the last couple of weeks. Leganes conceded just one goal in past three games even though they’ve battled the Champions League hopefuls Getafe and Deportivo Alaves (both on the road) in the process.
Based on everything written above, we don’t quite expect a goal fest here. Under 3.5 goals FT is our main betting option at 1.50 odds.