The La Liga action returned last weekend, and the intensity is set to continue this week with another jam-packed week of action in store. All eyes will once again be on the title race with both Barcelona and Real Madrid in action. But, Leganes cause a huge shock when they travel to the Camp Nou to take on the reigning champions?
Barcelona vs Leganes Odds
Barcelona vs Leganes: Form
Barcelona picked up from where they left off when the season resumed last weekend, but they still have a fight on their hands to win the title this season. Barca would have been forgiven for thinking that their chance may have been gone after defeat in the El Clasico, but Madrid’s defeat to Real Betis before the break handed the advantage straight back to Barcelona. They will be aware that they can’t drop any more points now, which means that every game is a must-win for them.
They restarted the season with an excellent 4-0 away win over Real Mallorca. Arturo Vidal and Martin Braithwaite put Barca on course for the win, before Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi added goals in the second period. The intensity from the visiting side on that occasion was spot on, and a repeat performance could mean that it will be a very long night for Leganes at the Camp Nou.
Leganes are looking down the barrel of relegation this season, as they are level on points with the side at the bottom of the table and three points from safety. There hasn’t been many reasons to suggest that they will be getting out of danger over their last six games as they have won just once. During this run they have lost three times, with one of those defeats coming last time out against Real Valladolid.
Barcelona vs Leganes: Recent Meetings
As you would suggest, Barcelona have won the vast number of games between these two sides as they have registered seven victories. Leganes have recorded one win, but that came in their home fixture of the 2018-19 season. Barcelona beat Leganes 5-0 in the Copa del Rey in the last fixture, while they also won the match earlier in the season 2-1.
Barcelona vs Leganes: Team News
The home side will be without Jordi Alba for this fixture, as he will be missing through suspension. Meanwhile, Ousmanne Dembele will once again be missing through injury. The Frenchman isn’t expected to return until at least August. Meanwhile, Leganes will be missing Oscar Rodriguez Arnaiz and Dimitris Slovas, who will be both absent due to suspension. Alexander Szymanowski will have a late fitness test, but the game may have come slightly too early for him to make his return from injury.
Barcelona vs Leganes: Picks
This will not be a difficult game to predict for gamblers, with Barca likely to get a huge win in their first game back at the Nou Camp. Leganes will be hopeful that the defeat isn’t too embarrassing.
Pick: Barcelona (-2) to win at -109 with BetOnline.ag.