Leganes vs Sevilla
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Sevilla will have a tough test in their last game of the year on Sunday as they travel to Estadio Municipal de Butarque to tackle Leganes in the 17th round of La Liga. Los Rojiblancos are favourites on paper, but they will have to work hard to justify the tag against what could be a stubborn opponent on the day.
The Legionaries sit as low as 16th in the league ladder, but they have been very tough to break down in their own backyard ever since the season began. Mauricio Pellegrino’s men lost just one of seven home matches so far in the season conceding no more than six goals in the process. To make the job tougher for the 2nd-placed Rojiblancos, Leganes head into this unbeaten in last five games across competitions. The Legionaries shipped just one goal in past three outings.
The hosts have already claimed big scalps at Butarque this season. They defeated Barcelona 2-1 and held Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw as well.
Leganes vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
Sevilla were the dominant force in the history of head to head matches with the Legionaries, but their dominance was expressed only in fixtures a Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Teams are all lock at two wins, draws and losses apiece coming into 7th H2H game at Butarque.
Leganes won one and drew one of past two home matches against Sevilla.
Seven of last eight H2H games saw goals scored at both ends.
Leganes vs Sevilla: Prediction
Los Rojiblancos will also enter the game high on confidence. They are just three points shy of reigning champions Barcelona at the top of the standings. They won three and drew two of last five league outings. Los Rojiblancos knew how to keep things quiet at the back as well of late allowing just one goal in past four official matches.
They dispatched Girona 2-0 at home seven days ago thanks to goals from Ever Banega and Pablo Sarabia. Since both teams were very tough to break down in recent weeks, we have to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option here.
Leganes vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
Draw at the half time @ 2.05 (21/20).