Leganes vs. Valencia 7/12/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-12 13:30:00 EDT
Leganes is welcoming Valencia to Estadio Municipal de Butarque in round 36 in Spanish LaLiga.
Leganes hasn’t lost any of their last 2 LaLiga games, but they need more if they want to get out of the relegation zone. Leganes is in 19th place in the standings with 29 points, only 25 scored goals, and 49 conceded goals. Leganes is 6 points away from the safe zone, and with only 3 games left, with the last 2 being against Bilbao and Real Madrid, I don’t like Leganes’ chances of getting out of the relegation zone. Oscar has scored 9 goals for Leganes this season, while Mesa added 3 assists. Carrillo, Oscar, and Bustinza are all injured, while Omeruo is still questionable for this game. In their last LaLiga game against Eibar on the road, Leganes has had 42% of ball possession, 1 corner kick, 1 shot on goal, and only 52% of the correct passes. Despite being playing the terrible soccer in this match, Leganes was able to get a draw in this match, and the final result was 0-0. The offense that Leganes has this season is simply not enough to have a better result than the relegation zone. I think the season is over for Leganes and they are getting relegated.
After three straight losses and without scoring a single goal, Valencia was finally able to string a couple of positive results in LaLiga. In their last two games, Valencia has 1 draw and 1 won, alongside 4 scored goals and 3 conceded goals. With these 4 points from their last two games, Valencia is still in play to get to the Europa League spot as they are in 8th place with 50 points, just 3 points away from the Europa League. Offensively, Valencia has been solid with 45 scored goals, although they have cooled off after the restart, their defense has been terrible with 51 conceded goals. In their last LaLiga match against Valladolid at home, Valencia was the better team with 59% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and solid 87% of the correct passes. Valencia has won this game 2-1 with a goal in the 89th minute of the match. Gomez has scored 9 goals, while Parejo added 8 goals. Moreno has 7 assists, while Wass added another 6 assists. Piccini, Gaya, and Moreno are all injured, but the good news is that Garay is back in the lineup which is a huge boost for Valencia’s defense. Valencia is so close to the Europa League, and their schedule is good enough for Valencia to win some points in their next few games, which means Valencia could actually get to that 6th place that will take them to the Europa League qualifications.
Leganes hasn’t won any of their last 5 home games, while Valencia hasn’t won any of their last 8 games on the road. Leganes is just a weak team with barely any offense. Valencia is the better team here and I will side with them on the road.