Real Madrid vs Leganes| Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Real Madrid see themselves as the biggest club, not only in Spain but the whole of world football. They won the Champions League for the third time in succession last season but they were forced down into third place in La Liga and will want to improve domestically. To look at the league placings, it would appear Leganes narrowly escaped relegation last season as they finished in 17th place. However, they were 14 points clear of 18th place Deportivo La Coruna. Leganes have twice finished 17th having won promotion for the first time in 2016/17.
Real Madrid could not have asked for a better fixture to end the first spell of matches in the new La Liga season. This is a game they are expected to win comfortably and could see them enter the international break at the top of the table. It will be good news for a team who no longer have the talent of Cristiano Ronaldo. Leganes will know they are not expected to take anything from this match and in many ways, it is a free hit for them. If they take anything from the game, even a point, it would be seen as a massive shock and Leganes are up against it in the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid have started the season in a positive fashion, winning both their La Liga games. Julen Lopetegui’s team were expected to beat both Getafe and home and Girona away but they did so comfortably, despite falling a goal down against the latter. The home fans will be expecting another comfortable win.
Leganes main goal will be to avoid relegation again this season. They have started with a 2-1 defeat at Athletic Club but picked up a point in a 2-2 home draw with Real Sociedad. Having fallen 2-0 down against Real Sociedad, Leganes did will to battle back and claim a point in the dying minutes of the game.
Real Madrid vs Leganes | Head-to-Head
This will be the 7th meeting between Real Madrid and Leganes. The Champions league holders have won 5 of the previous 6 meetings, with Leganes winning once. Real Madrid have won all 4 of their meetings in La Liga.
Odds and Predictions
Real Madrid are always going to be the favourites when playing at home against the majority of teams in La Liga. The home fans will expect nothing less than a win from this game and the bookmakers agree with just 1.14 for Real Madrid to win the match. Leganes are out at 17.00 to cause a big upset with draw is also available at 7.50. Real Madrid scored 4 goals in their away win at Girona last week and their forwards will be hoping to show there is life after Ronaldo. Real Madrid defeated Leganes 2-1 at home last season but will be aiming to score more goals in this match. You can back Real Madrid to score over 3.5 goals at 2.5. Gareth Bale is aiming to be the main man in-front of goal for Real Madrid this season and has scored in both 2018/19 La Liga games. The Welshman is 4.00 to score the first goal of the game.
Real Madrid vs Leganes | Top Betting Tip: Real Madrid (4-0)
Real Madrid will want to make a statement in this match having won their previous two games. A big win will send out a messaged to the rest of La Liga and should see them maintain their position at the top of the table.