Leganes – Villarreal SOCCER PICKS
CD Leganés and Villarreal face in Municipal Stadium of Butarque, in a match for the 4th round of the First Division. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 04-01- 2018, for the Copa del Rey, the CD Leganés won by (1-0). N. Amrabat (49 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. Attention to the house factor, since the CD Leganés usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 19 th position of the league, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home against Real Sociedad with (2-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Real Madrid, by (4-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 31 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, the CD Leganés won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. The team allowed goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack He has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
The Leganés enters this unmotivated day, after a foreign snub, by 4-1, in the visit to Real Madrid’s field. The greatest valence of the locals is the ability to take advantage of the air game, being that their players are relentless at that time. Of note that from the defensive point of view, the difficulties increase when the opposing team attacks through the wings. The Argentinian Carrillo is responsible for putting the adversary’s defensive sense in mind, since its highest quality is completion. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on José Manuel Arnáiz and Alexander Szymanowski, because they are still in a recovery period.
After 1 draw and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 18 th position, with 1 point won. In the penultimate match, they tied in a match against Sevilla, by (0-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Girona, by (0-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 20 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Villarreal has won 3, tied 5 and lost 2. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 25 of the last 61 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals.
Villarreal enter this unmotivated performance, after a defeat at home, by 0-1, at the reception to Girona. It is possible that the visiting team prefers the right flank to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Mario Gaspar. Despite being a team that likes to play in its own midfield, it also manages to leave very easily for the counterattack. To point out that in the defensive moment Villarreal is usually a very aggressive team, not allowing many spaces to their rivals. The coach of the visitors will not be able to count on Santiago Cáseres, Javi Fuego and Bruno Soriano for being injured.