Leganes vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Leganes played hot and cold throughout the entire season and they continued in the same fashion in the last couple of weeks.
A brilliant display in the 3-0 thumping of Real Betis was followed by a tough 3-0 loss away at Real Sociedad last weekend.
The Legionaries thus quickly returned to the old habits after snatching back-to-back wins over Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis. Their main problems are connected to the lack to defensive meticulousness.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men now hold the 13th place in the Primera Division standings. They are still on a safe six-point distance from the danger area but a potential thread of losses might out their top flight status in jeopardize.
Can Leganes stay unbeaten on Sunday when they host Valencia in the first la Liga match of the day?
Leganes vs Valencia: Head-to-head
Valencia can rely heavily on the head to head tradition here.
The Bats won six and drew one of seven meetings with Leganes.
The lone draw, however, came in this term of Primera Division as the Legionaries held Valencia to a 1-1 draw in mid-October at Mestalla.
Leganes vs Valencia: Prediction
Valencia opened the season in a super slow fashion, but they grew in form as time passed by. They are unbeaten in last six league games (two wins and four draws in the process) which is a decent streak given Barcelona were one of opponents during the run. The Bats can thus still join the battle for the top-four finish being just five points adrift of Sevilla in fourth place at the moment.
The visitors head into this off the back of two consecutive goalless draws against Real Sociedad and Espanyol. They drew five of eleven away fixtures so far in the season. Given Leganes also drew five of their eleven home ties, we see the draw as the most logical betting option here.
Pellegrino’s men lost just one of eleven home games this season. We thus also recognize the value in backing the home win or draw double chance at the odds of 1.48.
Leganes vs Valencia: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).