Leganes will host Real Madrid at their home ground within the first match of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. The couple is very interesting and ambiguous: Leganes are in a decent shape, even despite the loss against Betis on Monday, while Real still cannot find their game. On one hand, the Madridians are bound to be awakened already, but on the other hand, the latest failures of the acting champions of the world have noticeably dropped the Blancos’ morale.
After the defeat against Betis, Leganes have fallen to the 13th position in the Primera table, the squad has 24 points in the asset, which is eight points more than Deportivo have, which are currently in the relegation zone. The relegation from the elite is not a threat to the Submadridians, but it won’t be easy to fight for the Europa League spot as well, but they can cling on to the semifinals in the Cup, considering that Real’s shape is far from best.
Zidane is still keeping his Real’s head coach post, but it is more than clear, that the team has problems. No one is talking about the championship anymore and a spot in Primera’s top-three will be a great result. Real are fourth for now, but already eight points behind Valencia, however, the Bats have one played game more. The Cup may become a relief for Real, but the quarterfinals consist of two games, and nothing terrible will happen, if they will not win big away.
In the Leganes – Real couple, the future hosts look underestimated, Real do not play on the 1.40 odds right now and on a flawless victory away against a very solid team. In their turn, Leganes do not lose that often at their home ground.
Prediction for the match: Leganes to win with +2.0 Asian handicap