Real Madrid make a short trip within the Capital as they aim to keep a good run of results against Leganes in La Liga at Estadio Municipal de Butarque, in Madrid, Spain, on Friday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Leganes and Real Madrid
Kick Off: Tuesday 16 April
Match Timing: 12:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Estadio Municipal de Butarque (12,450)
TV Info: The main rights are with Facebook and all the matches can be enjoyed on its website and the App. While the select La Liga matches can also be enjoyed on the Ten Sports Network.
Leganes' first two seasons in the top-flight of Spanish football were full of bumpy rides. They flirted with the relegation, rode their luck and somehow managed to escape the dreaded drop.
Now with the experience of two seasons back in their strides, they look more comfortable in La Liga. At least the results of this season back that notion that they could be a regular fixture in the top division for the next couple of years.
While in the last 3 games, they have looked a real deal after collecting seven points from nine on offer. Indeed, manager Mauricio Pellegrino deserves the praise for an impressive work he is doing with the club at a very limited budget. He himself needed a good season after his torrid few months in the Premier League with Southampton. And he just got that.
As things stand in La Liga, Leganes are 13th having accumulated 40 points from 31 matches. There is no danger from getting caught in the relegation battle for they are nine points clear of the bottom three. With just six games remaining in the league, the gap should see them through to the next season in La Liga.
Real Madrid meanwhile are building for the next season for there is nothing to play except the 2nd place in La Liga. Barcelona are too far ahead on the table, while five points separate them from city rival Atletico Madrid in 2nd place.
Zinedine Zidane is back at the club within a matter of month after leaving the job last summer. He was Madrid' third managerial appointment this season and the one which now looks to take them into the future.
Last time around, Los Blancos had to come from behind to win 2-1 against Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu. Karim Benzema continued his good scoring run, netting two goals as Madrid made three wins and one defeat from Zidane's first four games.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Leganes – W L L W W D
Real Madrid – L W W W L W
RM vs LEG Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Leganes vs Real Madrid Team News:
Suspended – None. However, on-loan Real Madrid attacking midfielder Oscar Rodriguez is ineligible to face his parent club in this match.
Questionable – Leganes will be monitoring the health of Kenneth Omeruo, Recio and Alexander Szymanowski ahead of the match.
Note: Guido Carrillo is back from suspension and should play upfront alongside Martin Braithwaite. While Youssef En-Nesyri is an option as well after he recovered from injury.
Key Players – Guido Carrillo, Jonathan Silva
Injured – Brazilian wonder-kid Vinicius Junior is out for the rest of the season. Thibaut Courtois and Mariano will also be missing the game.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Dani Carvajal is back-ft and is in the squad to face Leganes. He could make an appearance at the right-back. Expect Zidane to shuffle for this match.
Key Players – Benzema, Bale, Kroos
RM vs LEG Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Leganes– Cuellar (GK), Tarin, Siovas, Bustinza; Nyom, Perez, Vesga, Silva; Eraso; Braithwaite, Carrillo
Real Madrid– Navas (GK), Odriozola, Varane, Nacho, Reguilon; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Asensio
RM vs LEG Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Real Madrid won the reverse fixture 4-1 earlier in the season with Karim Benzema scoring a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu. It was Madrid's fifth consecutive win in La Liga over Leganes, doing so after scoring an average of more than 3 goals per game.
However, the last meeting was won by Leganes, a 1-0 win in the Copa del Rey. But it came after Madrid won the first leg 3-0 at the Bernabeu.
with Zinedine Zidane back at the helm we expect the Los Blancos to be utterly professional and back them to win the game.
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