Leganes – Barcelona Prediction & Picks (23.11.2019)


Leganes – Barcelona SOCCER PICKS

CD Leganés and Barcelona measure forces at the Municipal de Butarque Stadium, in a match for the 14th round of the First Division. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. But the last time they met in this stadium was on 26‑09-2018, for the First Division, which ended the victory of the CD Leganés by (2‑1). N. El Zhar (52 ‘) and Óscar Rodríguez (53’) scored the goals of the match, for CD Leganés, and Philippe Coutinho (12 ‘), for Barcelona. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 20th and 1st of the league table, it is actually a confrontation between the 19th ranked in home games and the 9th as a visitor.

CD Leganés:

The home team is currently in 20th place, with 6 points won, after 1 win, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home against Eibar by (1-2). In the last game, they tied out against Real Sociedad by (1‑1). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 4 points in its stadium, where it scored 4 goals and suffered 10, against only 2 points out, with 3 goals scored and 12 suffered. For the championship, CD Leganés conquered 4 points in 21 possible, after 1 victory, 1 draw and 5 defeats in the last 7 games he played in his stadium. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: he only opened the scoring in 3 of his last 13 games for the First Division, of these 3 he came to the break in advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 13 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.

Leganés arrives at this game after a draw away from home, to a ball, in the visit to the Real Sociedad stadium. The greatest valence of the locals is their ability to take advantage of the air game, since their players are relentless in this particular. Keep in mind that from a defensive point of view, the difficulties increase when the rival team attacks by the wings. Dane Braithwaite is the intervener responsible for creating problems for the rival defense and its highest quality is the air game. The local coach should not be able to count on Christian Rivera, Marc Navarro and Szymanowski, for being injured. It should also be noted that Recio and Kévin Rodrigues are suspended.


The visiting team is currently in 1st position, with 25 points won, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Levante by (3‑1). In the last match, he won at home against Celta de Vigo by (4-1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he conquered 18 points, against only 7 in his away matches. In the last game he played, for Friendly, he won against Cartagena by (0-2). In its last 6 games as a visitor to the championship, Barcelona records 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so it conquered 7 points in 18 possible. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 12 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.

Barcelona is motivated for this match, after a 0-2 victory, in a friendly match against Cartagena. The visiting team is one of the most feared in the world, with very high quality players on the attack front. But due to injuries, the three most advanced men are expected to be Messi, Griezmann and Fati. It is possible that in the midfield Arthur, Busquets and de Jong are the players selected by the Blaugrana coach. We point out that one of the shortcomings of this powerful team are duels in the air game. It seems that the visiting coach should not be able to count on Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto, the first due to injury and the second due to suspension.

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