Leganes vs Atletico Madrid Match Info
Date: August 25th 2019
Kick-off time: 18:00 BST
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque
Leganes vs Atletico Madrid Stats
- Leganes looking for their first ever win against their Madrid rivals
- One win out of one for Felix-powered Atletico Madrid
- Leganes have only scored once in seven encounters against Atletico Madrid
Leganes vs Atletico Madrid Head to Head
Last three meetings:
9 Mar 2019 — Atletico Madrid 1-0 Leganes — La Liga Primera Division
24 Nov 2018 — Leganes 1-1 Atletico Madrid — La Liga Primera Division
10 Feb 2018 — Atletico Madrid 4-0 Leganes — La Liga Primera Division
Full head-to-head record:
Matches played: 7
Leganes wins: 0
Atletico Madrid wins: 4
Leganes vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
When you mention the words ‘Madrid derby’ most people will tend to think of the matches between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. But the South Madrid team Leganes should provide plenty of fireworks against Atletico Madrid this Sunday.
Leganes have never won a match against their big city rivals, and although the home team will struggle this weekend, they won’t be a walkover for Atletico Madrid. Local derbies always stir up lots of passion, and we can expect to see the ex-Southampton manager, Mauricio Pellegrino, inspiring a decent performance from his Leganes team.
Although the Leganes attack is fairly blunt, they had a pretty good defensive record last season. With only 43 goals conceded, they allowed in less goals than the likes of Real Madrid in La Liga football. As a result, it could be interesting to take up the odds of 11/4 for Leganes to keep a clean sheet from Bet365.
But as Atletico Madrid had the best defensive record in La Liga football last season, it’s incredibly difficult to imagine Leganes scoring against Diego Simeone’s team. This is especially so as Leganes have only scored once in seven encounters against Atletico Madrid. But if you fancy Leganes to get their second ever goal against their rivals, then you can get odds of 5/4 for both teams to score from Coral.
However, there is little denying the fact that this game is going to be a pretty one-sided affair. Although Atletico Madrid will undeniably be missing last year’s star player Antoine Griezmann after his controversial exit to Barcelona, they made the very wise purchase of football’s most promising youngster – Joao Felix.
Felix came to Atletico Madrid from Benfica this summer for a whopping £113 million fee. The 19-year old was pivotal in Benfica’s success last season and Diego Simeone will be hoping for big things from the young star.
Felix scored for his new team in their International Champions Cup triumph over Juventus, but he has never scored a La Liga goal. While he isn’t an out-and-out striker, you can get odds of 21/5 for Felix being the first goalscorer at Unibet.
Of course, there is much more to Atletico Madrid than just their new signing. Thomas Lemar and Alvaro Morata looked like a good fit in attack in last week’s 1-0 win against Getafe. Plus the Atletico Madrid midfield boasts powerful players like Saul and their captain, Koke.
It’s too early to see how new signing Kieran Trippier is going to fit into the Atletico Madrid defence, but given Barcelona’s slip-up last weekend, this team will be desperate to win Sunday’s match. So be sure to pick up the odds of 7/2 for Atletico Madrid to win by two goals or more from PaddyPower.
Leganes vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Away win by two goals or more @ 7/2 with PaddyPower
Joao Felix to be first goalscorer @ 21/5 with William Hill
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