Leganes vs Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).
Mauricio Pellegrino took advantage of the international break to regroup his players as Leganes bounced back from two successive losses with a 0-2 victory over 4th-placed Getafe on Saturday. It was a fantastic overall display from the Legionaries in a very tough away fixture. It gains on significance if we know they’ve done it without best player and top scorer Youssef En-Nesyri. Moroccan striker is our through knee injury and is likely going to skip the visit of Valladolid in mid-week as well.
The hosts will still come into Thursday’s affair at Butarque as favourites. They are a typical “home side” having lost just 2 of 14 league outings in front of their fans so far in the season. Leganes only conceded 12 goals in the process. Their defensive line did well to stop Getafe away from home on Saturday which is why Valladolid will likely struggle to create in the final third on the evening.
Leganes vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
On top of everything mentioned above, the Legionaries have the head to head record on their side.
Leganes won each of three home clashes with Valladolid without conceding a single goal in the process (6-0 goal difference).
The Legionaries also won four of past five head to head ties against Pucela, including this term’s 2-4 victory at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla.
Leganes vs Valladolid: Prediction
The visitors are in much greater need for points being just two above the red zone line with nine games left to play. They were on a four-loss thread but managed to bring it to an end by claiming four points from last two league ties with Eibar (a 1-2 win on the road) and Real Sociedad (a 1-1 draw at home).
Valladolid, however, failed to find the back of the net in three of last five away outings in the league. They’ve never scored a goal at Estadio Municipal de Butarque and we have reasons to say the home win to nil is the way to go here.
Leganes vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
Leganes to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Leganes to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).