Leganes – Villarreal : Preview & Prediction
Leganes and Villarreal play in the Municipal Stadium of Butarque in a match of the 14th round of the Primera Division. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 tie and 1 victory for each team of the last 3 times that they met. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 22-04-2017, ended with Villarreal’s win by (2-1). Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of Leganes
The home team is currently in 11th place with 17 points earned after 5 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to Barcelona by (0-3). In the last match, lost out to Celta de Vigo by (1-0). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches has 9 wins and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 13 conceded, against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats at home , with 17 goals scored and 13 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Valladolid by (1-0). For the championship, Leganes won 8 points in 18 chances, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in their last 6 games at their stadium.
In this competition, he has lost his last 4 games. In his home games there is a tendency to few goals, since 27 of his last 44 games ended with Less than 2.5 goals. In 13 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to turn the score.
Leganes managed to achieve good results in the first rounds of the Spanish Championship, but now they live their worst moment of the competition, coming from four consecutive defeats, and did not swing the net in the last three of them. In its last confrontation, the team managed to carry out a balanced game, but missed many passes and was surpassed by Celta de Vigo. As it was clear in this last round, the offensive sector has been taking great responsibility for the team’s poor performance as it has not rocked the opposing network in six matches and is now ranked second in the competition. One of the weak points of the club has been the lack of precision in the exchange of passes, which ends up leading to a low average ball possession, making it difficult to offensive. Coach Garitano has often altered the tactical formation of the team, and maybe he can choose to put the Brazilian Gabriel Pires among the initial eleven.
Analysis of Villarreal
The visiting team is currently in 6th place with 21 points, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied it out for Athletic Bilbao by (1-1). In the last match, lost at home to Sevilla by (2-3). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game that played, for the Copa del Rey, won the Ponferradina at home by (3-0). In the last 7 away games, Villarreal have won 2, 2 draws and 3 losses, having won 8 points out of 21. His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 13 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Villarreal are on the pitch for this match soon after having seen their unbeaten record be interrupted in the six-round Spanish Championship, which has garnered four wins. On the occasion, playing in their domains, the team came to open 2×0, but then allowed the Sevilla turn, which left with the three points. Based on the numbers of the competition, it is possible to note that the offensive system is having more responsibility in this good campaign of the team, since in only four games has stopped shaking the opponent’s network, and is now among the eight best. As a visitor, the club has won only 38% of the points it has played so far. The 4-1-2-1-2 or 4-4-2 should be the scheme adopted for this duel, in which the defender Ruiz, who is suspended, will not be present.
Leganes – Villarreal : Betting Tips
Leganes – Win Odds: 2.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70