Valladolid vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla (Valladolid).
Valladolid play host to Leganes in a low-profile Primer Division tie on Saturday afternoon at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla. The visitors will come into the game in higher spirits following a 1-0 victory over Deportivo Alaves after the international break. It was Youssef En-Nesyri (his first goal of the season) who made the difference just before the half time on the occasion. The Legionaries thus picked up their first win in five league affairs to escape the red zone and climb up to 17th in the league standings.
Problems for Leganes, however, appear on travels as they only took two points from seven matches on the road this term. The team led by the former Southampton coach Mauricio Pellegrino scored just three goals in seven affairs away from Butarque. They will face hard times improving such a dismal record at Jose Zorrilla since Pucela are a tough nut to crack in their own backyard.
Valladolid vs Leganes: Head-to-head
These two likes battled it out in the last 32 round of Copa del Rey last season when Leganes clinched two narrow wins (2-1 and 1-0).
The Legionaries lead the head to head tie by two victories coming into their 7th encounter with Pucela.
Valladolid won two, drew one and lost one of four games at Jose Zorrilla though.
Valladolid vs Leganes: Prediction
Pucela are finally looking at a winnable contest here given they played the likes of Real Madrid, Eibar (in-form) and Sevilla in past three rounds. Sergio’s troops took a single point in the process netting no goals at all.
Valladolid have a 4-4 goal difference in six home matches in La Liga this term. However, they are unbeaten in past four home ties which saw them concede only two goals along the way. Knowing about Leganes’ attacking struggles, especially of travels, we fancy the hosts to keep a clean sheet at 2.37.
Valladolid vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Valladolid to keep a clean sheet @ 2.37 (11/8)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.25 (5/4).