Real Madrid vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid welcome Leganes in a less significant match of La Liga’s matchday 35.
The Los Blancos confirmed their place in the Champions League next season after a home draw with Athletic Bilbao last week. They are totally out of the title race in Spain and therefore focus turns to Europe.
Madrid earned a massive 2-1 win at Bayern in the first leg semifinal clash of the Champions League this midweek. The second leg of battle of the elites is on coming Tuesday and Zinedine Zidane is most likely to rest his key players against Leganes. They are third in the LaLiga table and are most likely to finish there unless cross city rivals Atletico Madrid slip up in the coming weeks.
Leganes bagged a point in the relegation six-pointer against Deportivo La Coruna last week and this deemed enough to confirm their safety. They are sitting at 15th in the table, Malaga and Las Palmas are already relegated, while the team at the tip of the danger zone Deportivo cannot get more point than them.
So, the pressure is eased on Leganes and they can play with freedom on Saturday. However, their record against top four teams in the league is extremely poor, 1 draw and 6 losses from 7 matches so far.
Real Madrid vs Leganes: Head-to-head
Overall 7 meetings between the two teams, Real Madrid won 6, drew 1 and lost 1. Only three of those are in the Spanish La Liga, remaining 4 in the cup competition.
The teams met three time this season. Two of those came in the Copa Del Rey which saw Levante bagging their first win over Real at the Santiago Bernabeu and move to the next round.
Six of their seven h2h fixtures saw over 2.5 goals and both teams scored in five.
Real Madrid vs Leganes: Prediction
With Champions League semifinal tie against Bayern Munich insight, Real are once again expected to go with a fringe squad. Therefore, this will be a similar battle like in the cup competition back in January. Leganes are a poor away side, but they have a decent chance against a relatively young Zidane’s team.
Real Madrid vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.94 odd.
Full-time result – Draw @ 6.25 odd.