Real Madrid still have a shot at finishing second in La Liga. They go back into action on Monday evening trying to reel in second-placed Atletico. Can Los Merengues put up a late surge of winning form to get themselves there? They are facing a tough home side in this one. Read our Leganes v Real Madrid betting tips for more.
Real Madrid 3/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 12th, 2019 at 11:25 p.m.)
Leganes picked up a 1-1 draw away at Alaves last weekend, their third game without a defeat in the league. Leganes are in pretty strong shape on home soil, losing just one of their last thirteen home fixtures. Overall this season on home soil they have picked up an excellent W7 D6 L2 record. In their home games against the current top-six, they are W1 D4. The one victory in those games was a 2-1 success over Barcelona.
Leganes have scored 18 goals at home this season which is an average of 1.2 per game. They have been tight defensively as they have conceded at under a goal per game on average. Just 27% of their home games have gone above 2.5 goals. In total Leganes have earned a clean sheet in 40% of their home fixtures. They have taken a clean sheet in three of their last five home league fixtures. Six of their seven home wins this term have been by a one-goal margin.
Real Madrid took a 4-1 home win over Leganes earlier this season in La Liga
The two traded home wins in the Copa del Rey this season as well
Real Madrid have won their two previous La Liga games at Leganes
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings
So this could be tricky road test for Real Madrid. The Whites lost their last game away from home, a 2-1 defeat against Valencia. That left them with a W8 D2 L5 record this season on their travels in the top flight. They were on a five-match winning streak away from home before that slip against Valencia. In total Real Madrid have averaged just under two goals per away game this term, with 80% of their road fixtures going over 2.5 goals.
They have not been tight at the back which is why the percentage of high scoring games is up. Real Madrid have picked up just one clean sheet away from home this season. That was in a tight 1-0 win at bottom side Huesca. Both teams have scored in 73% of Real Madrid’s away games. Home and away combined they have taken one clean sheet in their last nine league games. They have scored in each of their last eight away from home but have opened the scoring in just 7 of their 15 away games.
Leganes may well be able to hold their own in this one. Real Madrid don’t look a convincing side at all, certainly not up to their usual levels. Leganes are a strong home side and can easily grab a point out of this with an organised display. Draw.
13th April 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Barcelona dropped their first points of the new season over the weekend as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home against Girona. That was an unexpected turn up for the books. They head out on the road in midweek to take on Leganes who have been having a shocking time of things with just one point from five games. Read our Leganes v Barcelona betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.)
Leganes have had a miserable start to the La Liga season with just the one point on the board from their five games played so far this term. That point was earned in their second match of the season, a home draw against Real Sociedad. They have lost their last two games by a 1-0 scoreline but as they are facing Barcelona we are going to look a little larger. A comfortable Barcelona 2-0 option is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.).
In total Leganes have scored just the four goals in their games this season and half of those have been at home. Leganes have been level at half time and losing at full time in each of their last three matches so there is a trend running there with that. Each of their last four games against Barcelona in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals so there’s another trend* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.).
Barcelona had to rescue a point against Girona in a Catalan derby on the weekend, Gerard Pique getting an equaliser in a 2-2 draw for them after they had had defender Clement Lenglet sent off. That leaves them with a pretty handy W4 D1 record for the season though and they are likely to bounce straight back to winning ways in midweek. Barcelona have won both of their away games this season, taking down Valladolid and Real Sociedad both by a one-goal margin.
So it hasn’t been big wins for them on the road yet and because of that the more conservative Barcelona to win by a 2-goal margin appeals at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.) as they are taking on one of the bottom sides in the league. All three of their away goals this season have come after the halftime break in matches.
There have only been the four previous games between the two clubs and Barcelona have won all four of them. They have scored a total of twelve goals in their four games against Girona, netting at least three goals in three of those. Surprisingly they have taken just the one clean sheet in those four games.
Barcelona should be comfortable in this one out on the road against the bottom side in the league. They had a blip last weekend but can respond strongly and Barcelona to win to nil is the obvious option to look for in Leganes v Barcelona betting tips.
24th September 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Real Madrid have collected two wins from two to start the new La Liga season with. They had to break some resilience of opponents though, for example having to come from behind to beat Girona last weekend. Leganes are still on the hunt for their first win of the season as their defence has shown some vulnerabilities which leaves them at risk on their trip to the Bernabeu. Read our Real Madrid v Leganes betting tips for more.
Real Madrid 1/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:13 a.m.)
Real Madrid have made a winning start to their La Liga season and back at home this weekend they will be expected to keep that winning start going. They opened with a home win over Getafe and then they followed that up with a 4-1 win last weekend out at Girona. They had to come from behind last weekend to get that done. Gareth Bale has netted in both league games so far this season and he is the 5/2 First Goalscorer favourite for this fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.).
He has stepped up to the plate well early in the season for them. Real Madrid have scored at least two goals in 28 of their last 35 home matches and in the bet365 correct score market a Real Madrid 2-0 option is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.) and that is our top betting tip for the Real Madrid v Leganes game.
The extra coverage on the game would be through a Real Madrid to win to nil option at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.) for less risk and lower odds. Leganes have earned just a point from their two games so far having opened with a loss at Athletic Bilbao before holding Real Sociedad last weekend at home. So they have struck off three goals this season but they have conceded the opening goal in both games so far.
That causes a huge problem because if they ship first against Real then it could be a long way back in the game against Madrid at the Bernabeu for them. Last season Leganes posted just a poor W3 D3 L13 record out on the road in La Liga averaging well under a goal per game. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last eight away games in the Spanish top flight.
These two met four times last season and Real Madrid came out on top with a W3 L1 record against Leganes. Real Madrid’s loss was in the home leg of a Copa del Rey tie and is the only ever defeat which they have suffered against Leganes (W7 D0 L1). Real Madrid have won their two previous La Liga home games against them.
We can see Real Madrid being comfortable enough on home soil in this one as they have the goals in them. Leganes haven’t been great at the back and are likely to get exposed. But still, we are going to go with real Madrid To Win with a clean sheet on the board as well.
29th August 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Everything is pretty academic for Real Madrid now on the league front and their clear interest is in trying to defend their Champions League title. They drew for the second time in their last three league games over the weekend as Athletic Bilbao held them. They face Leganes this weekend who aren’t carrying too much away form with them.
Real Madrid 1/5, Draw 11/2, Leganes 12/1* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.)
With their Champions League endeavours, Real Madrid probably aren’t going to go full force at this. They played out a 1-1 draw at home against Athletic Bilbao last weekend, their second 1-1 home tie in a row. In the bet365 correct score market, a 1-1 result is a big 12/1 shot with the shortest priced option being a 2-0 home win at 13/2* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.). Los Merengues are unbeaten in their last seven league games at the Bernabeu and they are on a seven-match scoring streak there. They have conceded in each of their last four though on home soil and overall this season have managed a clean sheet in less than a third of their home fixtures. Real Madrid have produced an average of 2.7 goals per home game and 47% of their league home games have gone over 3.5 goals. Leganes aren’t a threat though and Real Madrid won’t have a lot of interest so under 3.5 goals is a 4/6 option* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.) for the game instead.
While Leganes have been going along decently enough on home soil, their away form is pretty miserable. They are on a five-match losing streak away from home in the Spanish top flight and they are without a win in their last thirteen away games. Their overall away record is just W3 D3 L11 for the season. They have come up with only the twelve goals on their travels so far and from their nine games away from home against current top-ten sides, they have managed just the one point. It’s unlikely that they are going to get anything out of this and they have shipped at least two goals in each of their last five road games now. Of the away goals that they have managed to get on the board, 93% of them have come in the second half of matches. It does actually look like a decent enough chance to back Real Madrid to actually win to nil which is at even money with bet365* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.).
This will be the fourth meeting between the two this season. Real Madrid took a league away win over Leganes just back in February but that was after trading away wins with them in the two legs of their Copa del Rey meeting. Real Madrid have won six of the seven previous (L1) games against Leganes in all competitions.
Real Madrid aren’t going to be too interested in his game at all with the Champions League duties around. There is nothing to play for in this one but Leganes just aren’t there with their away form, so back the home side to still take the win, maybe by a one goal margin only.
26th April 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Barcelona could only manage a draw at Sevilla in their return from the international break, which means that they are nine points clear at the top with eight games to play. The title is probably going to the Nou Camp. Leganes are sat down in the bottom half of the table and clear of any relegation threat and really don’t have anything to play for.
Barcelona 1/7, Draw 13/2, Leganes 16/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
This should be a pretty routine step towards the league title for Barcelona on the weekend as they play host to Leganes. The Catalans are still unbeaten for the season after playing out a 2-2 draw at Sevilla last weekend, Barcelona fought back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw in that one, thanks to two goals in the last two minutes from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. You just can’t keep them down. Barcelona are on a three-match winning streak at home in the league at the moment, part of an overall home record of W12 D2 L0 this season that they have recorded. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their last three league games and in the be365 correct score market a Barcelona 2-0 result looks a solid option at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 4th, 2018). Barcelona have averaged 2.86 goals per home game this season and in their fourteen home matches have conceded just the six goals. Remarkable stuff and they have earned a clean sheet in 64% of their home games this term. Lionel Messi is the bet365 7/4 odds first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018).
Leganes are having mixed fortunes lately with a W2 D1 L3 record in their last six league games and the two successes in that sequence were both at home. Looking just at their away form it is pretty poor. They are on a three-match losing streak away from home, having failed to score in those three defeats and they conceded nine goals in total in them. They are actually on a four-match scoreless streak away from home and have failed to score in seven of their last ten league outings. Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 is a pretty obvious short price of 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018). Leganes hold a fifteen point cushion between themes and the drop zone so there’s no threat of falling down a tier but they are the third-lowest scoring side in the entire division. Their overall away form is W3 D3 L9 and it’s hard to see how they are going to get anything out of this one. They have scored one goal in their six games against top-four sides this season (D1 L5).
This will be just the fourth game between the two sides, with Barcelona have won the previous three. They took a 3-0 away win against them earlier this season, and that’s ten goals in three games against them that Barcelona have scored, conceding just two. Barcelona edged a 2-1 win over them last season at the Nou Camp.
Back the Catalans to edge their way a little closer to the La Liga title with three points in this one. They are there for the taking against a low-scoring Leganes side. They may have to be patient in breaking their opponents down, still, they should get the win to nil on the board.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Real Madrid had to really sweat and toil for win out at Real Betis on the weekend, finding themselves 2-1 down at half time. They managed to recover for a win, but again it was another shaky performance from them. They head out to face Leganes in midweek in what is their game in hand over those around them in the league. With their opponents out of form Real Madrid could climb into third with at least a point.
Real Madrid 1/5, Draw 5/1, Leganes 14/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 19th, 2018 at 3:36 a.m.)
Leganes go into this midweek fixture down in 13th as they have won just one of their last six league games (D2 L3). They have lost their last two back to back as well without scoring and that is a three match sequence without a goal that they have now put together. Overall this season they have gone W5 D2 L3 on home soil where they have only conceded the nine goals in their ten games while having scored exactly ten. 40% of their home fixtures only have made it over the 2.5 goal line and it could be worth backing this one to stay under the goal line which is at 27/20 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken on February 19th, 2018 at 9:06 p.m.) and that will be based on the lack of goals that the home side have produced. 80% of the home goals that they have scored this season have been in the second half of matches and they have conceded 78% of their home goals after the break as well. So look for the action to come in the second half basically. Six of Leganes’ home matches have been at 0-0 at half time.
Madrid have a battle on their hands as they have done many times this season as they fought back from a 2-1 half time deficit to beat Real Betis on the weekend. That moves them to a W4 D1 record in their last five games played now in the league which is their best sequence of the entire season in the Spanish top flight. They have scored 23 goals in those five games as well but they are still badly lacking clean sheets. Real Madrid have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last eight league games now. But they are actually value to win to nil at bet365 at odds of 20/21* (Betting Odds taken on February 19th, 2018 at 9:06 p.m.) and that is again because Leganes are not prolific scorers. Away from home overall Real Madrid are W6 D4 L1 for the season and they are unbeaten in six away from the Bernabeu. They have scored in each of their last four on the road and a Real Madrid 2-0 correct score for this midweek fixture has some appeal.
Leganes pulled off a huge shock in beating Real Madrid on away goals in their recent Copa del Rey duel. That was achieved by the underdogs thanks to a 2-1 second leg away win at the Bernabeu. That was such a shock result for Real Madrid. However, that home loss bucked a trend as Real Madrid had won their five previous meetings against Leganes. Five of the six previous clashes have gone over the 2.5 goals line and both teams have scored in three of the four meetings between them at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
Back Real Madrid to get the win. They weren’t good in the first half of their game on the weekend but still managed to get the job done. They aren’t facing a confident Leganes and the visitors can win this by a two-goal margin.
19th February 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Barcelona keeps rolling on with their superb form in La Liga this season. They are still unbeaten all term and hold a four point advantage at the top of the pile over Valencia and are already eight points clear of Real Madrid. Leganes have just fallen out of form at the wrong time going into one of their toughest games of the season. Barcelona are 2/7 odds on favourites at bet365 to pick up another three points, with the draw at 9/2 and Leganes at 17/2.
Leganes are sitting around mid table in La Liga after putting up some decent results this season. Their notable one was a 0-0 home draw against Atletico Madrid back at the end of September. Leganes have collected seven clean sheets in their eleven league games this season and their entire season is based on that defence because they do lack scoring power. However, that defence deserted them a little bit before the international break as they shipped five goals in defeats at Sevilla and Valencia, both of those being top six sides. At the Estadio Municipal de Butarque this term, which only holds around 11,000 supporters they have recorded a good W2 D2 L1 record, the loss coming against Getafe back early in the season so they are undefeated in their last three league games on home soil. They have only scored the three goals at home this season while conceding just the two. It wouldn’t be that much of a surprise if the game saw less than three goals. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is a price of 6/5 and that will be banking on the home defence staying strong.
They’ve only been trailing at half time in one of their home games this season and have taken a clean sheet in four of those five home games. They are currently seven points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s La Liga campaign, so that’s a great upswing for them. Just one of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals and actually, only Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have conceded fewer goals than they have done this season. Barcelona will bring their mighty attack to the outskirts of Madrid for this one. Barcelona have shown no signs of slowing up and they have taken a W10D1 L0 record for the season. They edged out Sevilla just before the international break at the Nou Camp and will go on to face Valencia in a huge clash after this one.
Barcelona are W4 D1 in their five away games this season in the Spanish top light and they have collected three clean sheets in those matches, shipping just the two goals on their travels. Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 is a price of 11/10 and that option looks decent value considering that Leganes are not likely to pose them too much of a threat. In the bet365 correct score market, a Barcelona 2-0 is the shortest priced option with a 1-0 for them coming in at a price of 6/1. They may have to be patient to get their returns in this one and Lionel Messi is the 15/8 first goalscorer favourite for the game and he is on twelve league goals for the season. After netting a crucial brace in their win over Sevilla last time out, Paco Alcacer is a good 20/21 anytime goalscorer option for the game. The Catalans won both meetings with Leganes last season and did concede in each, but look much stronger at the back this season.
Barcelona will probably go and rattle off another three points. It is worth going under 2.5 goals as Leganes are a great defensive side and Barcelona will have one eye on their clash with Juventus in midweek. Barcelona to win & under 2.5 goals looks a decent poke.
17th November 2017 / lee - Category: Betting Advice