Spanish league leaders Barcelona will look to continue their push towards the league title as they host an inconsistent Leganes at Camp Nou on Saturday. Ernesto Valverde’s side will be favourites as they take the Madrid-based outfit who have lost eight of their last 11 league games.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 07 April, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Barcelona v Leganes: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: Barcelona ran out 3-0 victors at Estadio Municipal de Butarque earlier in the season, with a double from Luis Suarez and late strike from Paulinho.
Barcelona v Leganes Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have a seemingly unassailable nine-point lead at the top of La Liga – a commanding lead with just eight matches remaining.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have not lost a single league match this season – the only side with such a record across Europe’s top five leagues.
Leganes have enjoyed a strong campaign – they are 15 points above the relegation zone and reached the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey this season, including knocking out Real Madrid.
The current La Liga leaders are strong favourites to win this clash at 3/20, while an unlikely away victory is available at huge outside odds of 30/1 with the draw priced at 8/1.
A ‘double’ chance on a Leganes win or a draw is available at 6/1 while over 3.5 goals in the game is priced attractively at 7/6, with over 4.5 goals at 45/17.
If you fancy the hosts to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 8/15.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is the top scorer in La Liga so far this campaign with 26 goals in his 29 outings – with nine in his last eight games in all competitions – and he is available at 8/13 to score at any point in this game.
One to watch for Leganes: Despite being a midfielder, Javier Eraso is the side’s top league scorer with four strikes this campaign, including netting in each of the side’s last two victories. He is priced at 14/1 to find the net at any time in this one.
Long shot: Barcelona have the second best defence in the division while Lega have only conceded 36 times in 30 La Liga outings this season. A scoreless draw in this encounter is at 25/1.