Real Madrid v Leganes Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th January 2019

Madrid to earn first leg advantage

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Real Madrid v Leganes Betting Tips – Copa del Rey, 9th January 8.30pm

Things haven’t been going the way of Real Madrid in recently league fixtures and after a shock home defeat on the weekend, they look for a bit of cup cheer. This is the round of sixteen in the Copa del Rey, the first leg of their duel with Leganes. The visitors are paying their second visit to the Bernabeu this season, having lost there heavily in the league. Read our predictions for Real Madrid v Leganes.

Real Madrid v Leganes Betting Odds*

Real Madrid 2/7
Draw 19/4
Leganes 10/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 9:11 p.m.)

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Real Madrid News and Form

Real Madrid suffered yet another shock loss for the season as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Real Sociedad on the weekend in La Liga. That was after being held to a 2-2 draw against Villarreal last Thursday. Just for context, those Madrid with a W1 D1 L2 record in their last four games in all competitions. Last season Real Madrid were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes after losing the second leg at home 2-1. Real Madrid went out on away goals.

Real Madrid have won six of their last eight home games (L2) so that’s pretty solid. In the two defeats in that sequence, Real Madrid never got on the scoresheet. Los Merengues have scored at least two goals in five of their last eight at the Bernabeu. They have only managed to pick up the one clean sheet in their last five home games though. Real Madrid are W3 L1 in their four previous Copa del Rey games against Leganes. In the last round, they beat Melilla 10-1 on aggregate

Real Madrid v Leganes Head to Head

Real Madrid took a 4-1 home win over Leganes back in September
Real Madrid are on a three-match winning streak against Leganes
Leganes pulled off a shock 2-1 at the Bernabeu in last season’s Copa del Rey
It meant that they won the tie on away goals in a massive upset

Leganes News and Form

Leganes are sat down near the relegation zone in La Liga and aren’t running in any kind of winning form really but they have been a hard side to beat in general. They were on a seven-match undefeated streak before going down at Espanyol. Remarkably they haven’t lost at home against any of the current top four in La Liga this season including taking a win over Barcelona. So they are clearly going to target the home leg of this tie and will likely just try and defend at the Bernabeu. They haven’t been a good away side.

Leganes have lost six of their eleven away games in all competitions this season (W2 D3). They have only managed to score in two of their last six away games in all options as well. Low scoring outcomes have been the feature of their away games as they have scored in only two of their last six away games. Just two of their last eleven away games in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. To their credit though they have taken a clean sheet in three of their last five on the road. Leganes went all the way to the semifinals last season after knocking out Real Madrid

Real Madrid v Leganes Tips & Odds

Real Madrid to win to nil 21/20
Under 2.5 goals 27/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 9:11 p.m.)

Real Madrid v Leganes Predictions

Real Madrid to win: We are going to go with Real Madrid to win to nil in the fixture. Leganes are probably going to come with defence in mind and then to try and take their chances back at home in the second leg. But Real can open up an advantage.

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