The Champions League is the main focus for the visitors, ahead of our Leganes vs Real Madrid preview and soccer odds, which might mean that the home side will fancy their chances of pulling off the same thing that they managed in the Copa del Rey: an upset.
Leganes have been excellent at home this season in La Liga, with Asier Garitano’s men balancing a plucky cup run with being a very competitive side at Butarque. They rarely suffer heavy defeats, with their system and style lending itself to making it rather tough to break them down.
Our Leganes vs Real Madrid predictions are based on the idea that Zinedine Zidane will want to rotate in this fixture, which makes backing an upset in our La Liga tips very tempting. Los Blancos have commitments elsewhere and success in the Spanish top flight looks unlikely.
Due to this, Real Madrid will likely reprioritise and put their resources towards other competitions, unless they suffer a poor first-leg result versus Paris Saint-Germain in the knock-out stages of the Champions League. Leganes will want to make the most of it.
After knocking Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey over two legs, Los Pepineros will know that they have the ability to frustrate Los Blancos. Despite losing 0-1 in the first leg at Butarque in that tie, the second leg turned it around and plenty of valuable lessons will have been learned from that game. Throw in the fact that the away side will likely rotate and it should mean that Leganes’ tighter unit have more cohesion.
This game has been rescheduled after Zidane’s side had to travel for the Club World Cup at the tail end of last year, but the fixture comes in a busy period for Los Blancos. They have had a very busy January due to cup commitments, and now February contains this extra league fixture as well as matches versus Paris Saint-Germain. Unibet offers the best odds on them to slip up here, with the extra security of a draw voiding the bet.
Leganes have won three of their last four home games in the Spanish top flight, with Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Espanyol all falling to defeats. Eibar did manage a win recently, with Barcelona taking three points back in November, but generally, the hosts keep things tight and are tough to beat.
Our Leganes vs Real Madrid bets back this to be a very tight game, with Leganes not known for falling apart either home or away. Only Barcelona have managed to beat them by more than a two-goal margin at Butarque this season, with Garitano’s men capable of keeping themselves compact and tough to play through.
Betway offer the best odds on this game being settled by just one goal, which looks likely on recent evidence. Eibar took a 1-0 victory in Madrid recently, with Espanyol and Real Sociedad losing 3-2 and 1-0 respectively at the hands of Los Pepineros. The hosts’ style means that games are very well controlled, with the opposition needing a bit of something special to find a way through.
Our Leganes vs Real Madrid betting tips suggest that the hosts will be confident of causing another upset, especially given that Zidane’s men will be more concerned about Europe than their domestic form at present. Real Madrid have a lot of quality, but this season has already shown that they are very much fallible.
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