RM vs LEG Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Real Madrid vs Leganes Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Copa del Rey, Round of 16, Leg 1
When: January 10, 2019, 02:00 AM, IST
Where: Santiago Bernabéu
RM vs LEG Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Real Madrid will look to bury the ghost of the last match as they aim to get back to winning ways when they host Leganes in the 1st leg of Copa del Rey round-of-16 clash at Santiago Bernabéu, in Madrid, on Wednesday night (IST).
With no disrespect to opponents, Real Madrid were always going to win the Club World Cup. And indeed they won for the fourth time in their history without wasting even a drop of sweat. So in a sense, the competition proved to be a good opportunity for the Madristas to put together a decent run.
However, the new year didn’t bring any luck or the win in the club world cup couldn’t infuse life into Madrid’s La Liga campaign as the Los Blancos picked up just one point from the last two league games, losing the last home game 0-2 against Real Sociedad.
The misery was compounded even further as Barcelona won their game, and pulled themselves 10 points clear of their eternal rivals.
Santiago Solari now himself under immense pressure. Though he is not expected to be sacked in the immediate future, the results have to improve or the former Real Madrid youth coach could end up becoming the 2nd man this season to be sacked by Florentino Perez.
Now the Copa del Rey provides a fresh opportunity to Solari and his troop to put things right. But it’s easier said than done as Leganes were the team which knocked Real Madrid out of Copa del Rey last season.
This tiny club from the outskirts of Spanish capital is destined to spend the time immemorial hiding somewhere under the vast and haughty cloak of Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid as well.
Survival is the main motto here at Estadio Municipal de Butarque for manager Mauricio Pellegrino and his men. And at the moment they are just managing to keep the danger away from themselves. But things are going to change and that’s close to certainty considering what’s happening in La Liga up until now.
The likes of Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal are sitting beneath them as things stand with the latter in the relegation zone. And it would be foolish to bet against those team to remain there as the season heads to its culmination.
So if the results don’t improve for Leganes, they may slip down and eventually could fall into the dreaded zone. The last season’s result in the Copa del Rey could come in handy to infuse some hope into the squad. But that looks unlikely because lightning never strikes twice.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Madrid – L W W W D L
Leganes – W W D D D L
RM vs LEG Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Real Madrid vs Leganes Team News:
Injured – Santiago Solari’s task has been cut short by the vast injury list which is getting worsened with each match. Now the latest player who is set to spend some time on the sideline is Tony Kroos who suffered a groin injury.
The former Bayern Munich midfielder joins Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz in the operation room. Also, Gareth Bale suffered a calf problem in the last game and he is expected to miss the match.
Suspended – None
Questionable – None.
Note: Expect Solari to make some changes. Keylor Navas should replace Thibaut Courtois between the sticks while the likes of Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde and Dani Ceballos all are itching for a start.
Brahim Diaz is also available for selection after completing his move from Manchester City.
Key Players – Benzema, Casemiro
Injured – For the away side, Ezequiel Munoz and Michael Santos will be missing the trip with injuries.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Javier Eraso scored the first goal in the last season’s Copa del Rey match at Bernabeu. He is available for selection and should start.
Key Players – El Zhar, Carrillo
RM vs LEG Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Real Madrid– Navas (GK), Odriozola, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Valverde, Ceballos, Casemiro, Isco, Benzema, Vinicius
Leganes– Cuellar (GK), Nyom, Bustinza, Omeruo, Siovas, Silva, Oscar Rodriguez, Eraso, Vesga, El Zhar, Carrillo
RM vs LEG Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Real Madrid should feel hurt after suffering a 0-2 loss against Real Sociedad. Expect Los Blancos to come out like wounded animals. A home win is our call.
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