Leganes vs Barcelona Preview

Jon Wilde 22 Nov 2019
  • Leganes vs Barcelona predictions for their La Liga match on Saturday

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Leganes vs Barcelona Match Info

Date: Saturday November 23 2019
Kick-off time: 12.00pm GMT
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque
Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre

Leganes vs Barcelona Head-To-Head Record

Last season’s matches

January 20 2019: Barcelona 3-1 Leganes
September 26 2018: Leganes 2-1 Barcelona

Total head-to-head league matches played: 6
Leganes wins: 1
Barcelona wins: 5
Draws: 0

Leganes vs Barcelona Stats

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in all six matches between these clubs since Leganes were promoted in 2016
  • Both teams scored in five of those six games
  • Barcelona have won only three of their last 11 La Liga away matches

Leganes vs Barcelona Match Preview

Bottom hosts top in La Liga as Barcelona aim to open up a three-point gap at the summit before their two big rivals from Madrid play later on Saturday.

The Spanish top-flight table is currently much more closely packed than it usually is upon the resumption from the November international break with the leading five clubs covered by only two points – although Barcelona and Real Madrid have a game in hand due to the postponement of El Clasico following political unrest in Catalonia.

The reason why Barcelona are not faring better is their away form. They have lost three times already on their travels this term, continuing a malaise that set in last season (see stats above).

But this should be a very winnable fixture for Lionel Messi and Co against Leganes, who have consolidated nicely with a fourth Primera Division campaign since being promoted in 2016 – although this is one in which they look likely to be facing a relegation battle.

That is unless the club from the outskirts of Madrid can be galvanised by former Atletico Madrid and Mexico manager Javier Aguirre, who replaced former Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino earlier this month and collected a highly creditable point from his first game in charge away to in-form Real Sociedad.

Leganes may have improved for the new leadership and they beat Barcelona at home last season, but it would be a surprise if the champions slipped up here and they are backed to grind out what has been a relatively infrequent away victory over the last nine months.

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    Leganes vs Barcelona Match Info Date: Saturday November 23 2019 Kick-off time: 12.00pm GMT Venue: Estadio Municipal de Butarque Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre Leganes vs Barcelona Head-To-Head Record Last season’s matches January 20 2019: Barcelona 3-1 Leganes September 26 2018: Leganes 2-1 Barcelona Total head-to-head league matches played: 6 Leganes wins: 1 Barcelona wins: 5…