Spanish champions Real Madrid will look to build on their recent run of strong form as they host struggling Leganes at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane’s side will be favourites as they take on the Basque side who have just won three times in their last 16 outings.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu – 28 April, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Leganes: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: Madrid ran out 3-1 victors at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque in February. Unai Bustinza gave the hosts an early lead before goals from Lucas Vazquez, Casemiro and Sergio Ramos wrapped up the win for Madrid.
Real Madrid vs. Leganes Predictions and Preview
Madrid’s form has improved markedly since the turn of the year and have restored their position in the top three following their recent run of results.
Zinedine Zidane’s team are also leading at the halfway point of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich – having also defeated both Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus this season -and Los Blancos are now prioritising adding a fourth European Cup in five years rather than their remaining league fixtures.
Leganes have suffered from stagnating form since the turn of the year and their last away victory in La Liga came back in October at basement club Malaga.
They have recorded recent home victories over Euro-chasing duo Sevilla and Celta Vigo, but will be firm underdogs for this match.
The Spanish and European champions are favourites to win this clash at 3/10, while an unlikely away victory is available at 11/1 with the draw priced at 5/1.
A ‘double’ chance on a Leganes win or a draw is available at 16/5 while over 3.5 goals in the game is priced attractively at 11/8, with over 4.5 goals at 13/4.
If you fancy the hosts to be leading at both half time and the full time whistle, such odds are available at 10/11.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 28 goals in his last 17 matches to take him up to 42 goals for Madrid this campaign. The Portuguese star is priced at 11/21 to score anytime in this fixture.
One to watch for Leganes: Brazilian midfielder Gabriel is Lega’s top La Liga goal scorer this season with five strikes to his name. He is available at 9/2 to score at any point in this game.
Long shot: Leganes have only scored three goals in their last five games and recorded a clean sheet in their last visit to the Bernabeu, in the Copa del Rey. A scoreless draw here is available at 20/1.