Leganes vs. Atletico Madrid / La Liga – The small Madrid’s derby, in which Atletico is entering with higher ambitions, and they are second on the table without any defeats, but they suffered a painful defeat during the week in the Champions League. Leganes has already lost two duels in La Liga, but they can be satisfied with their overall performance as they are seventh and have only four points less than their rivals. Last season, Leganes has played 0-0 with Atletico at home, which celebrated with 2-0 as a host. Begins: 30.09.2017. – 20:45 CET
Leagnes had a brilliant introduction to the season with two minimal wins and without any goals received but they have spoiled everything with two defeats afterwards, of which the one at home by Getafe was especially painful. They also lost to Eibar, and then played a draw with Girona, which means that they are having problems with new teams in La Liga. That series of three duels without a triumph was interrupted in the last round after a triumph over Las Palmas with 2-0 away.
Two big reinforcements, Eraso and Beauvue, have helped their team celebrate with their goals, and those were the first goals for both of them in a new team, and it is interesting that Leganes' five goals were all scored by different players. After the draw with Girona, center-back Mantovani and left-back Rico were replaced by Santos and R.Garcia. Since they celebrated, there is no need for coach Garitano to change anything for this match.
Probable lineups Leganes: Cuallar – Zaldua, Siovas, dos Sanntos, R.Garcia – Ruben Perez, Brasanac – Szymanowski, Eraso, Gabriel – Beauvue
Atletico was shaken on Wednesday because they lost to Chelsea in the second round of the Champions League with 2-1 at home, so they lost for the first time after three matches at the new stadium. In the previous two games, Malaga and Sevilla have failed to score a goal, and they started well against Chelsea as they took the lead with a goal from the penalty by Griezmann. It is also a surprise that the first goal at the new stadium was achieved by former Real’s player Morata, while they received another in the injury time and lost.
In the championship they have played two draws, but in addition to the four wins it is a satisfying result and it is a shame that they ended their series of three wins in the Champions League. In the last round they defeated Sevilla with 2-0 in the derby and Griezmann was the goal scorer, who also scored against Malaga and was in good shape. Coach Simeone has made some changes after Sevilla and refreshed the team for Chelsea, and now he could put Vrsaljko and Savic in the last line and Gabi in midfield.
Probable lineups Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Vrsaljko, Godin, Savic, Filipe Luis – Gabi, Saul Niguez, Koke, Carrasco – Griezmann, Correa
Leganes vs. Atletico Madrid PICK
Leganes is not a naïve team and they can make problems for everyone, so we expect them to be an unpleasant rival against the shaken Atletico, which was defeated in the Champions League and it could certainly be felt in their game.
Pick: Asian Handicap +1 Leganes
Odds: 1.79 at bet365 (down to 1.70 can be played)