Leganes vs. Villarreal / La Liga – Villarreal is better ranked on the table, but this difference is not too big and the guests have only four points have in this match. Leganes had even a much better situation before they hit the crisis and lost in the previous four rounds, and they ended it all in the Cup. Villarreal played very well until last round when they were completely unexpectedly defeated by Sevilla, and they also passed in the Cup. Villarreal has passed in the knockout stage of Europa League, while the last season's duel between these two teams at Leganes's ended with 0-0. Begins: 03.12.2017. – 12:00 CET
At one point this season, after a series of five games without defeat that culminated in a celebration against Athletic Bilbao, Leganes came to fifth place on the table and then they could not do more. Tough heavy schedule has brought them Sevilla, Valencia and Barcelona as their rivals, and then Celta and it all ended with four defeats. They broke it all during the week with a victory at the Cup over Valladolid and they passed it further in that competition, and now they want the break the black championship series, however their opponent was again very difficult and he falls in the rank of those who have already mastered them.
Coach Garitano made quite a number of changes for their match in Vigo after a home defeat by Barcelona, but they had problems with injuries of two strikers, so Munoz and Siovas had to get out of the game earlier. They now have as many as four injured center-backs, and in that part of the team, they are definitely in great trouble.
Probable lineups Leganes: Cuellar – Zaldua, Bustinza, Munoz, Rico – Eraso, Perez, Gabriel – Szymanowski, Beauvue, Amrabat
Villarreal is still wondering what happened to them in duel against Sevilla. “Yellow Submarine” was in great rush and they have not suffered any defeat for two months in the championship, and they played great in Europa League. They were only defeated in the Cup by Ponferradine, but then came that duel with Andalusians and they took the lead with 2-0, and they kept it all under control and then unexpectedly experienced a big drop in the last half hour of the match. They received three goals and lost, for the first this season at home.
Their offensive duo Bakambu and Bacca did their job, but their defence has failed completely, and that is why a rematch against Ponferradina in the Cup was a good thing, because they won a pass through 3-0 victory, so at least they healed their wounds a little bit. Bakamb and Bacca were again the goal scorers, with the proviso that the second one entered from the bench. The composition was combined, but now center-back Ruiz will not be in the team due to red crad, as well as J.Costa due to yellow cards, so their substitutes are Bonera and Marin.
Probable lineups Villarreal: Barbosa – Mario, A.Gonzalez, Bonera, Marin – Trigueros, Rodri, R.Soriano, Fornals – Bakambu, Bacca
Leganes vs. Villarreal PICK
Leganes is in the series of defeats in the championship, however Villarreal certainly belongs to this group and with great problems with the composition, we do not expect the host to win. The guests have a great offensive duo and they are closer to victory in this duel.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Villarreal
Odds: 1.90 at bet365 (down to 1.80 can be played)