Saturday will see two teams from the opposite sides of the Laliga table crash. The Laliga top-placed
Barcelona will travel to Estadio Municipal de Butarque to test the strength of the bottom-placed
Leganes. This laliga early kick-off fixture is scheduled to start at 12:00GMT on Saturday 23 rd November
The die is already cast for Leganes. Whether they can around their bad luck starting this weekend is the
most unimaginable thing but not totally impossible. With just 6 points out of possible 39, Leganes’
weekend is likely to be the most difficulty yet.
The Catalan titans who, leads the chase in the Spanish domestic trophy have been on fire lately despite
their slow start to the season. Leo Messi and company will have the opportunity to add more goals to
their accounts. Barca just like Real Madrid have played 1 match less as compared to the rest of the
teams as they had their big clash cancelled due to civil unrest in Barcelona on 26th October.
Despite doing well to hold Real Sociedad to a 1-1 in their last Primera Division action, Leganes lacks the
proper imagination to do the same to the overzealous Barcelona. Barcelona on their part did
impressively well in their last Laliga match against Celta Vigo whereby they comfortably won 4-1. With
all said, we are tempted to put our money where it counts; heads for Barcelona.
Leganes vs. Barcelona Head to Head
Teams Leganes and Barcelona have so far clashed 6 times. Leganes managed to outwit Barcelona once
while Barcelona outwitted them in the rest 5 matches. Here is a look into the two sides’ meetings and
how things played out:
Barcelona 3-1 Leganes, Leganes 2-1 Barcelona, Barcelona 3-1 Leganes, Leganes 0-3 Barcelona, Barcelona
2-1 Leganes, Leganes 1-5 Barcelona.
Leganes will be unlucky to miss the services of Recio and Kevin Rodrigues due to red cards. Marc Navarro,
Rubén Pérez and Alexander Szymanowski will be missed due to thigh and knee injuries respectively.
Júnior Firpo, Samuel Umtiti and Carles Pérez who have been nursing injuries have been seen back in
training ready for the weekend fixture. Barcelona will however miss the services of Sergio Roberto (red
card), Ivan Rakitic (Achilles tendon), Nélson Cabral Semedo (calf) and Jordi Alba (hamstring).
Prediction and Odds
You can get the latest odds here.
Both teams have a lot to play for. Leganes will be trying to entangle themselves from the jaws of
relegation. Barcelona on the other hand is leading their bitter rivals Real Madrid on goal difference and
hence cannot afford to make any mistake. Therefore, despite both teams being in the opposite sides of the dice, this is going to be a difficult match by all accounts. Here are our best bets of the outcome of
Barcelona to win the match
Over 2.5 goals on fulltime
Messi to score for Barcelona