Real Madrid vs Leganes
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 9th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.30 UK/ 21.30 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid).
It’s time for the Los Blancos to settle scores. Last year, it was against this same team that Real Madrid got eliminated in the Copa. The Whites would have loved to get Leganes some other time when the European Champions’ form and future looked not so bleak.
After Julen Lopetegui was fired it looked like Santiago Solari had brought things under control. But few games down the road, it feels like even he has failed in reviving the Ronaldo-less Los Merengues.
Leganes seem like an opponent that would not trouble Real much, but last year’s Copa result tells otherwise. So, this time around no one from the capital will be taking things lightly.
Real Madrid vs Leganes Head-to-head (h2h)
- Los Vikingos won seven of the last eight h2h matches.
- Real has never failed to score against Leganes.
Real Madrid vs Leganes Prediction
Okay. Hardcore Madridistas won’t like what I have to say. The Royal Whites need to learn to prioritize now. They are 10 points away from the top of the league table, and it seems like nothing would stop the Catalans. Glory in Europe seems a distant dream now, especially without their stallion who moved to Italy. The only chance for Real to put hands on silverware is the Copa del Rey.
If Solari is pragmatic, he will give priority to the domestic cup. First of all, Real needs a trophy at the end of the season. Second, with their current limited resources, other titles look unattainable. Third, Real hasn’t won the Copa in the last five years. Now seems like the good time.
Real will take no chances (especially after last year’s Copa debacle), and use a strong backline. They will be absolutely particular not to concede and put themselves under unnecessary risk. From there, Real will try to score an early goal, and try to get the psychological advantage.
So, as things stand, it seems like Real will win the match keeping a clean sheet, and they will be leading at halftime.
Real Madrid vs Leganes Betting Tips
To Win To Nil: Real Madrid @ 2.00 (1/1)
Half Time Result: Real Madrid @ 1.70 (7/10).