Leganes vs Sevilla

La Liga

LEG vs SEV MATCH PREVIEW:

Nobody expected Sevilla to perform as they did against Manchester United in the Champions League. The aggression and the slick passing caused Jose Mourinho’s men all sorts of problems, and the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan side ended up knocking Red Devils out from the competition.

But Sevilla’s domestic run is a stark contrast to their European run. Vincenzo Montella’s team is struggling in La Liga, to say the least, and find themselves a massive 12-point behind 4th placed Real Madrid. So in current circumstances, it looks like the 5-times Europa League Champions will be missing out on the coveted Champions League place. But the door to Europe’s elite competition is still no closed. They could qualify for it if they win the Champions League-

Leganes, on the other hand, have had a great season as compared to the last campaign where they avoided the drop by the scuff of their neck. Right now, they are 15th in the table, 11 points better off Las Palmas who are 18th in the table. So there is no immediate danger of dropping into the dreaded zone.

But Leganes are finding it hard to score goals. They are averaging only 0.82 goals this season. On that note, if Sevilla score first, the game could be over for the home team.

 

MATCH DETAILS:

When: March 18th, 04:30 PM IST

Where: Estadio Municipal de Butarque

Capacity- 11,454

 

Recent wins (Last six matches)

Leganes – L L D L W L

Sevilla – D L W W L W

 

LEG vs SEV TEAM NEWS:

Leganes:

We are not expecting any big changes from Leganes despite them going through a purple patch. Asier Garitano may stick with the side that played against Athletic Bilbao in the last match.

Alexander Szymanowski is injured and won’t be taking any part in the match while Miguel Angel Guerrero is a doubt for this match.

PROBABLE XI

Cuellar (GK); Zaldua, Bustinza, Siovas, Rico, Pires, Perez, Eraso, Zhar, Beauvue, Amrabat

 

Sevilla:

Wissam Ben Yedder is in contention for a start after scoring twice from the bench against Manchester United in the Champions League. But Vincenzo Montella may stick with Luis Muriel in his starting XI. Seb Corchia and Jesus Navas are doubts, Miguel Layun may come in at right back. While Joaquin Correa is banned.

PROBABLE XI

Rico (GK); Layun, Lenglet, Mercado, Escudero, Banega, N’Zonzi, Vazquez, Nolito, Muriel, Serabai

 

Competition History-

Leganes –  No First division title

Sevilla- One Title, 1945-46 La Liga Champions.

 

Head 2 Head- 11 meetings in official matches

Leganes- 01

Sevilla- 07

Draws: 03

 

Key Players:

Leganes – Zhar, Beauvue, Amrabat

Sevilla – N’Zonzi, Muriel, Serabai

 

Some Statistics-

  1. Sevilla haven’t lost a game against Leganes since the turn of this century- Draw- 3, Loss- 7.
  2. Leganes have won just once in their last four home games in La Liga.

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Sevilla’s record against Leganes speaks for itself and we are expecting the Andalusian club to continue this trend in this match.

An away win for Sevilla.

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NOTE: THIS LEG VS SEV MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.