After a spell of losses and draws in both Spanish La Liga and Copa del Rey Real Madrid started recovering the winning feelings. Will they keep their spirits up in the next games? Bet on Real Madrid to outperform Leganes in Copa del Rey return leg.
In the first leg Zinedine Zidane rested most of his superstars but his second string line-up still failed to cheer up the fans with just second win in their previous six games. First half of the match was quite aggressive with Leganes committing ten fouls on the night. The second half saw the Leganes side causing some serious trouble for Madrid, but they failed to net until the late Marco Asensio goal came in, giving Los Blancos the advantage into the second leg back at the Bernabeu. After tearing their opponent apart (7-1) in La Liga, it is more assured to place a bet on Real Madrid to outperform Leganes next Wednesday.
Why to bet on Real Madrid to outperform Leganes?
Real Madrid’s (7-1) victory against the Galicians in La Liga week 20 has proven that the team has strong potentials when most of the big players are available. Zidane has been criticized by online sportsbook news for not bringing fresh players in the winter window, but the team’s incredible fortitude to turn the tide of the match shows that maybe Real Madrid do not need new players, maybe what they need is to find consistency. Zidane returned to have effective players on and out of the pitch, which is giving him the advantage into the Copa del Rey quarter-final leg 2.
Tactical preview on Zidane’s men
Unlike the standard 4-4-2 diamond Zidane opted for a 4-3-3 in the match against Deportivo la Coruna. The excellent combination and the strong link between the wingers (Ronald, Bale) and their midfield support (Casemiro, Modric, and Kroos) paralyzed the Galicians defense. Yet in the first leg against Leganes Madrid both youngsters Dani Ceballos and Mateo Kovacic in midfield were inconsistent and not effective on attack.
Online sportsbooks in Spain expect the Copa del Rey quarter-final leg 2 to be convenient for Zidane’s men. The both Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio are in a good shape so goals are to be expected from Los Blancos side, and Madrid’s center-back including Varan and Nacho are fast in cutting off potential counter-attacks, which will make it difficult for Leganes to score next game.
CD Leganes still struggling
Leganes had a rough run in 2018 so far. They encountered three losses, one draw, and two victories in all competitions. Although they were organized in defense and willing to launch counter-attacks, they ended up beaten (1-0) at home in Copa del Rey first leg. To kick out Real Madrid and place themselves in the semifinals they need to score at least two goals, which will be extremely difficult.
Unsurprisingly if you wish to bet on Real Madrid to outperform Leganes, your earning will be low, but secure. At Vbet Sportsbook the odds for the Royal Club are 1.156, while for Leganes they are 16.00. You can also select who will qualify on aggregate for the semi-finals, with odds standing at 1.019 for Real, and 11.30 for Leganes.