Leganes vs Villarreal Prediction & Match Preview

Leganes vs Villarreal
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 16 September 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganes).

Villarreal will hope to get their campaign up and running after making a rather slow start to the new Primera Division season.

The Yellow Submarine took just one point from three rounds so far, losing both home games to Real Sociedad and Girona. They are set to feature the first game of the day on Sunday against fellow strugglers Leganes who have identical record ahead of the fourth round tie.

The match with the Legionaries should give the opportunity for Javi Calleja’s men to boost up their confidence in the final third. The Yellow Submarine notched no more than one goal in three games (in the very opening round defeat to Sociedad).

The Legionaries currently boast the second worst defensive record in the competition with eight goals shipped in three outings. They allowed at least two in each of three games so far and will come into this off the back of a tough 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu.

Leganes vs Villarreal: Head-to-head

  • Teams played each other four times last season.
  • They won all home matches on the occasion.
  • Leganes advanced in the Copa del Rey tie thanks to the away goal rule (1-0 home win and 2-1 away loss).
  • The Legionaries generally have a much better record in home matches against Villarreal (four wins, two draws and one loss in seven fixtures).

Leganes vs Villarreal: Prediction

Javi Calleja will obviously still need some time to bed in the new arrivals. He has a thrilling attacking pair in the likes of Karl Toko Ekambi and Gerard Moreno who are yet to start producing up front.

The international break gave them some time to recover from a poor start to the season. Can they shift the momentum their way here at Estadio Municipal de Butarque?

We firmly believe they can, in spite of a poor record in away matches against Leganes over the course of history.

The away win is priced up at 2.50, while you can back the Yellow Submarine to net two or more goals on the occasion at 2.62.

Leganes vs Villarreal: Bet Tips

  • Villarreal to win @ 2.50 (6/4)
  • Villarreal Over 1.5 Team Goals (13/8).


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