Valencia vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia grew in form after a dreadful opening to the new campaign. They still have to work on the efficiency, but the fact they head into Saturday’s Leganes tie unbeaten in five games in all competitions could guarantee them success against league’s weakest travellers here.
The Bats were super tough to break down recently. They shipped just two goals in last five games across competitions. It’s a streak worth respecting given the opposition included the likes of Villarreal, Celta Vigo, Real Sociedad, Manchester United and Barcelona in the process.
They are now up against one of the most modest attacking lines in the competition. The Legionaries lost four of four away from home this season in La Liga, bagging just two goals along.
Valencia vs Leganes: Head-to-head
The head to head record also completely favours the Bats who won each of six meetings with Leganes.
Valencia have an impressive 12-3 goal difference record in these six wins over the Legionaries.
Leganes did not score a single goal in last three encounters with the Bats.
Valencia vs Leganes: Prediction
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men are still in danger area in spite of a narrow 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Rayo Vallecano in the previous round. They won two on the spin at Butarque, but are yet to start performing on the road.
Knowing they will be up against a highly-motivated Valencia who are looking to boost up their attacking confidence ahead of Champions League affair next week, we will likely witness a one-way street from the very first whistle on Saturday at Mestalla.
Valencia won all six head to head games against the Legionaries. The visitors did not score a single goal in last three affairs with the Bats. Pellegrino’s men lost all four league games on the road so far in the season. It is more than enough for us to go with the home win as a huge banker at 1.50 odds here.
Valencia vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Valencia to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).