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
Real Madrid have a huge advantage in the tie now after having banked a 3-0 home win over Leganes in the first leg. So their opponents have it all to do back on home soil in the second leg. Can they produce a stunning night and get themselves back into this? Read our Leganes v Real Madrid betting tips for more.
Real Madrid 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 13th, 2019 at 6:55 p.m.)
Leganes have a pretty big deficit to try and overcome then. They suffered a 3-0 loss at the Bernabeu which leaves them needing something of a miracle. The odds are against them. Only once across the entire season have they managed to score more than two goals in a fixture. They haven’t scored more than one goal per match in any of their last seven played now in all competitions. In their last five games played they have only managed the two goals, so they aren’t a great threat in front of goal. However, despite that, they are on an eight-match scoring streak at home which has helped them to a W4 D3 L1 in eight.
There was a league win over Barcelona and a draw with Atletico Madrid in that sequence. But Real Madrid can probably ease themselves through this tie now. It’s all about game management for them. It’s not been the greatest of season from them, but their away form has been a lot better recently. There’s probably not a need for them to be at full strength, so it may be worth backing them to concede, regardless of the outcome. The tie is realistically in the bag and so it’s all about just getting through the 90 minutes. Real Madrid took a 1-0 win back in January in last season’s Copa del Rey away at Leganes. They have now won nine of their previous ten games against them (L1).
The head to head is strongly in favour of Real Madrid and they can get the tie closed out here. Leganes have to try and come at Madrid but will likely to get picked off. It may be worth looking at the Real Madrid to win & both teams to score option.
14th January 2019 / 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