Leganés vs Barcelona: This Leganés who has the objective of avoiding relegation from La Liga…
Is having an interesting campaign, being well above the expectations. They occupy the 9th place in La Liga with 17 points after 11 rounds and they are one of the best defences of this competition.
Team like Real Madrid, Sevilla or Valencia have more goals conceded than this Leganés, who, in contrast, also has one of the worst attacks in La Liga. The start of the season was very promising, but the team is coming off 2 consecutive losses and might start to drop here, which was already expected.
Still, considering what they have been doing, it seems to me they will be able to achieve their objective of avoiding relegation, because the team shows good organization. The international break might have been beneficial for them who were coming off 2 straight losses.
The Catalan team comes into this match leading La Liga and they’ve been extremely consistent on this competition.
When everyone expected Barcelona to struggle, after the loss of Neymar, the team has been giving an excellent reply and is leading La Liga isolated.
Barcelona has in Messi and Suárez the team’s great attacking references, with Iniesta being the commander of the midfield. The truth is that this Barcelona plays good football and that is unquestionable.
Barcelona curiously failed to win on their last away match, but that was in the Champions League, on their trip to Greece to face Olympiakos, with the final result being a 0-0 draw.
In a round where there’s going to be a Madrid’s derby between Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, Barcelona knows they can’t drop points in this match.
Leganés vs Barcelona – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Barcelona will have a trip here that won’t be easy at all.
This Leganés is a well-organized team, a team that knows how to play with a low defensive block, with the players helping each other out and cooperating a lot, and that’s important, especially when facing stronger opponents.
Atlético de Madrid for example couldn’t get more than a 0-0 draw here and Barcelona is alerted and aware of the difficulties they will have, especially on the attack considering the quality of the hosts’ defence.
Still, Barcelona has players with a lot of individual quality, who know how important this match is, and I expect a very well obtained win here, from a team with great quality and players that can make a difference at any point during the match.
|Barcelona to win||