Leganes vs Real Madrid: Minnows to make it tough for Whites

Leganes vs Real Madrid: Minnows to make it tough for Whites

Kick Off: 2030, 05/04/2017

Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Butarque

TV: Sky Sports 3

Real Madrid visit Leganes seeking their fifth successive victory in La Liga and hoping to keep arch rivals Barcelona at arm’s length.

Barca can go top of the table for two hours at least when they host Sevilla, so the pressure will be on Los Blancos to take three points from their short trip to the outskirts of Madrid.

The Cucumber Growers have been in decent nick recently and are unbeaten in four games, so we suggest Draw HT/Real Madrid FT at 3/1 as the first of our Leganes vs Real Madrid betting tips.

A Look At Leganes’ Betting Odds

Leganes, playing in La Liga for the first time in their history, are punching above their weight at five points clear of the relegation zone.

Coach Asier Garitano has made Leganes a difficult side to beat as Barcelona found out in February, when a last-minute Lionel Messi penalty secured the hosts a 2-1 win at Camp Nou, which they followed with creditable draws at Champions League hopefuls Sociedad and Sevilla.

Although Leganes were outclassed when the sides met at the Bernabeu in November, they are a different side now, so the Leganes vs Real Madrid odds on the visitors winning by a combined under 3.5 goals is great value.

A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds

Although Real Madrid need to beat Leganes to maintain their two-point lead over Barcelona, they may have one eye on Saturday’s derby against Atletico.

Los Blancos looked jaded during the win against Alaves following the international break but whether Zinedine Zidane decides to rest some of his heavy artillery remains to be seen.

Nacho Fernandez scored his first goal in La Liga in more than two years in the 3-0 victory over Alaves and is excellent value at 12/1 to repeat the trick.

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Last result:

Real Sociedad 1-1 LEGANES – Alexander Szymanowski

REAL MADRID 3-0 Alaves – Karim Benzema, Isco, Nacho Fernandez

Head-to-head: Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes