Spanish champions Real Madrid will look to continue their recent resurgence in results as they travel to Leganes at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Wednesday. Zinedine Zidane’s side will be favourites against a Leganes side who are without a win in five in all competitions.
Where and when: Estadio Municipal de Butarque – 21 February, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Leganes v Real Madrid: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: Leganes defeated Real Madrid for the first time in their history last month with a 2-1 win at the Bernabeu to progress to the Copa del Rey semi-finals. Javi Eraso and Gabriel got the goals for Lega, who triumphed on away goals.
Leganes v Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Leganes are without a win in five games, have lost each of their last three matches and won just two of their last 11 – although one of those was against Madrid!
That run has seen Asier Garitano’s side eliminated in the Copa del Rey semi-finals and also slip to 13th in the league in a congested mid-table.
Madrid’s form has improved markedly over the course of the past month, they have gained 13 points from their last five league games and netted an impressive 23 goals in the process.
Zinedine Zidane’s team also defeated Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 first leg, and could yet savour more success this season.
The Spanish and European champions are favourites to win this clash at 3/10, while an unlikely home victory is available at 12/1 with the draw priced at 27/5.
Leganes have not scored in three games and for Madrid to win to nil is 11/10, while a ‘double chance’ of a home win or draw is available at 10/3.
One to watch for Leganes: Brazilian Gabriel Pires – who netted at the Bernabeu – is the dangerman for Leganes. He has scored six goals this season including three in his last nine and is available at 23/4 to find the net anytime here.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 10 goals in his last six matches to take him up to 26 goals for the campaign. He is priced at 7/10 to score anytime in this fixture.
Long shot: Leganes have the third bluntest attack in the division but have conceded fewer goals than Madrid. A 0-0 draw in this clash is available at 20/1.