Leganes vs Real Sociedad
2018/19 Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 24th August 2018
Kick-off at 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Real Sociedad travel to Leganes on matchday 2 of the 2018/19 Spanish LaLiga looking to build on the 2-1 win at Villarreal last weekend.
Leganes, the home side for Friday’s match, was away at Athletic Bilbao in the opening week. They put a collective shift against the usually strong home side and the scores were level at 1-1 for majority of the game.
But a late goal from Iker Muniain stole what would have been a brilliant point for Mauricio Pellegrino in his return to Spanish football.
Leganes finished 17th for a second time on the trot last season and start the current campaign as one of the favorites to go down this season.
For the same reason, home results play a vital role in keeping them out of danger zone.
Real Sociedad played some wonderful football last term, still only managed to finish 12th in the table. Their fluent football brought brilliant results in home games, but often caught on the wrong end while on the road.
Sociedad were 5th from bottom in the away form table and ending up with 4 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses from 19 games.
This is one of the main improvements that Asier Garitano aim this season and the 2-1 away win at Villarreal is a good start.
Leganes vs Real Sociedad Head-to-head
- Overall 4 LaLiga meetings between the two sides, Real Sociedad won 2, drew 1 and lost 1.
- Leganes bagged a 1-0 win in the corresponding fixture at Estadio Municipal de Butarque last season. The visitors were 2-0 winners a year ago.
Leganes vs Real Sociedad Prediction
There is no doubt that Leganes are the underdogs on paper while coming up against a quality side like Sociedad.
However, the installation of Mauricio Pellegrino as head-coach at the Butarque had changed the team’s attitude. Their collective spirit and discipline almost held the San Mames faithful last week.
Also, Sociedad are not the most convincing travelers. Yes, they in those odd games, but cannot be trusted as a consistent away side.
These are enough reasons for me to back the hosts to at least avoid a defeat this Friday or even scrape a victory.
Leganes vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips
Double Chance – Leganes or Draw @ 2/3 (1.66)
Both teams to Score @ 1/1 (2.00)
Correct Score: 2-1 Leganes @ 12/1 (13.00).