Barcelona vs. Leganes 6/16/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Barcelona 19-4-5, Leganes 5-8-15
6/16/20 4 pm
Over 2.5 (-200), Under 2.5 (+162)
Barcelona is welcoming Leganes to Camp Nou in part of round 29 in Spanish LaLiga.
Barcelona is at the top of LaLiga with 61 points, huge 67 scored goals, and 31 conceded goals in 28 games. Barcelona’s defense was shaky for most of the season, but maybe this forced break will have a positive effect on Barcelona and their defense might become more consistent. In the Champions League, Barcelona was playing against Napoli is the first leg of Round of 16, and the result was 1-1. Before the second leg was played, the season was suspended. In their first LaLiga match in over 3 months against Mallorca this past weekend, Barcelona was the better team with 65% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 89% of the correct passes. Barcelona got ahead early, in the second minute with a goal from Vidal. Barcelona has scored 3 more goals in this game and has won 0-4 on the road. With another goal and 2 assists, Messi now has 20 goals and 14 assists this season and is Barcelona’s top goal scorer. Suarez added 11 goals and 8 assists. Griezmann added 8 goals. Originally, Suarez suffered a season-ending injury, but since the season was paused, Suarez is now fully recovered and ready to go, excellent news for Barcelona and coach Setien. The only injured player for Barcelona is Dembele. Barcelona is at the top of LaLiga right now, but Real Madrid is right behind them with 2 points less, which means Barcelona must stay focused and consistent on both ends if they want to win the title this season.
Leganes is one of the weakest teams in LaLiga and they have won only 2 of their last 7 games. With 23 points, only 22 scored goals, and 41 conceded goals, Leganes is in 19th place, which is in the relegation zone, but the good news for Leganes is that safety is only 3 points away. Oscar is the leading goal scorer for Leganes with 8 goals, while Braithwaite, who is now playing for Barcelona, has scored 6 goals for Leganes before moving to Barcelona in a controversial transfer when Suarez got injured. The only injured player for Leganes is Szymanowski. In their last LaLiga match against Valladolid this past weekend, Leganes was the better team with 68% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. Despite being the better team, Leganes has conceded two sloppy goals and has lost this match 1-2. After this match against Barcelona, Leganes’ schedule is getting a bit easier, which means Leganes has a solid chance of getting outside the relegation zone if they can stabilize their offense and start scoring more goals.
Leganes hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Barcelona, and they have never even come close to winning a game against Barcelona on the road. Barcelona’s home record is 13-1-0, while Leganes is 1-5-7 in the road. I think this should be another win for Barcelona in the race for the LaLiga title this season.