Barcelona vs Leganes Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Barcelona vs Leganes predictions for this Sunday’s clash in La Liga. Our betting tips suggest the Catalans will cruise to an easy win.
Reason For Barcelona vs Leganes Betting Tips
Barcelona experienced one of the darkest nights in their recent history on Tuesday when they were hammered 4-0 by PSG. In truth it could have been even worse such was the French side’s utter dominance but it’s safe to say Leganes won’t exert the same kind of threat here.
A wounded Barcelona side can be a dangerous beast and it is probably worth remembering they did win 6-0 away from home last weekend against a very useful Alaves side. Luis Enrique’s days in charge of the Catalans may be numbered but they won’t be giving up on the league title just yet and it’s hard to see this match being anything but a convincing home win.
Barcelona’s last 5 league games have seen them score 19 goals and concede just once, which isn’t bad for a team supposedly engulfed in crisis. They’ve netted 2.77 goals per game in the league this term, which is the best record in the division. Luis Suarez is now topping the goal-scoring charts in La Liga outright with 18 goals. He has netted at least twice in 3 of his last 7 outings in the league, including last weekend at Alaves. He should get chances to reach the 20 goal mark here and backing Luis Suarez to score twice or more at 8/5 could be worth a punt against poor opposition.
The Catalans have also managed to keep clean sheets in 50% of their home league games and that should improve here too up against shot-shy Leganes. The Madrid club suffered a real setback last weekend when they lost 2-0 at home to relegation rivals Sporting Gijon. They are still outside the drop-zone but having won just 1 of their last 17 games in all competitions, they appear to be in free-fall.
Leganes have netted just 0.68 goals per game this term, which is the worst record in La Liga. They’ve conceded twice or more in 6 of their last 7 outings too so it’s very difficult to see them competing in any department here and a convincing home win should be the result. Therefore,backing Barcelona -2.50 Asian Handicap at 17/20 looks to offer value.
Head to Head
The first ever league meeting took place earlier this season with Barcelona winning 5-1 in Madrid.
Barcelona Team News
Sergio Busquets is suspended so Rakitic should feature in the holding midfield role. Some rotation is likely, with Jeremy Mathieu set to be preferred to Samuel Umtiti in central defence. Neymar is carrying a knock but should still start the game.
Leganes Team News
Ruben Perez is suspended and David Timor injured so Erik Moran should keep his place in midfield. Gabriel is likely to be pushed further forward with Alberto Bueno set to replace Guerrero as the lone striker.
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Barcelona vs Leganes Stats
Barcelona have won 50% of their home games this term in La Liga by 3 or more goals. Leganes have lost 45% of their away games to nil.
Published: February 17, 2017
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