Last Updated: 2017-11-14
Match-up : Leganes vs Barcelona
Date : 18/11/2017
Time : 11:15 EDT (16:15 GMT)
Spread : Barcelona -1.5
Total : 3 Goals
Despite losing Neymar to PSG, Barcelona have been stunning so far in the season, as they have yet to be defeated after 16 matches in all competitions. They recorded a nice win over Sevilla just before the international break, and they will now be hosted by Leganes on Saturday, November 18th, for the La Liga. Leganes might be coming off back to back losses, but prior to that they were undefeated in 6 matches in all competitions.
Leganes Preview :
Leganes (5-2-4) entered the international break having suffered back to back losses on the road against Sevilla (2-1) and Valencia (3-0).
In their most recent match against Valencia they were actually pretty decent, in what was a balanced match, but they were also really unlucky.
They are now sitting at the 9th spot of the La Liga with 17 points so far, where they might be featuring the 4th worst offense with just 9 points, but they also have the 3rd best defense with just 8 conceded.
Leganes have a 2-2-1 record at home so far, having scored 3 goals against 2 conceded. They might have lost to Getafe by 1-2 there, but they have kept Atletico Madrid and Girona to goal-less draws, and have defeated Alaves and Athletic Bilbao with clean sheets.
Barcelona Preview :
Barcelona (10-1-0) have been in dominant form so far in the season, as apart from the two losses against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup in early August, they are undefeated in 16 straight matches in other competitions (14-2-0).
In their most recent match they performed really good against Sevilla, whom they defeated by 2-1 at home.
However, prior to that they were held to a really unexpected goal-less draw on the road against Olympiacos Piraeus in the Champions League. They are still sitting at the top of Group D with 10 points, 3 points ahead of Juventus.
Morevoer, Barcelona are still sitting at the top of the La Liga with 31 points, featuring both the best offense with 30 goals, and the best defense with just 4 conceded.
They have been as good on the road (4-1-0), where they have scored 10 goals against 2 conceded. They have only conceded to Atletico Madrid and Getafe so far on the road.
Leganes vs Barcelona Head-to-Head Stats :
The two teams have met for the first time last season, where Barcelona didn’t make a warm welcome to Leganes, as they blasted them by a massive 1-5 in this venue.
Moreover, Barcelona doubled their wins against Leganes when they hosted them at home, where they won by a slim 2-1.
Leganes vs Barcelona Prediction :
There have been Under 2.5 Goals in 10 of Leganes’ 12 matches in all competitions so far, and one more similar match might be in the books here. Barcelona are hosted by Juventus in a couple of days for the Champions League, and Barcelona will surely want to be as fresh as they can for that crucial match.
Leganes vs Barcelona Betting Tips :
While the Under 2.5 Goals is at a really solid 2.42 odds, I will take the Under 3.25 Goals here @ 1.66, and the extra security it provides. There haven’t been a lot of goals in Barcelona’s road matches so far, and considering the fact that they have a massive match coming their way, they might take this one easy.