Leganes will look to get out of the relegation zone when they host Real Betis at Estadio Municipal de Butarque in the La Liga on Sunday.
Leganes Match Form
Los Pepineros are stuck in a relegation battle this season, after finishing 13th in the last one. They have picked up just 18 points from 23 games and are having a season to forget. Javier Aguirre’s men are tied on points with Espanyol in 20th and RCD Mallorca in 18th place.
The final safe spot is currently occupied by Celta Vigo, who are on 20 points. Ahead of them are Eibar on 24 points while Real Valladolid have 26 points before this weekend’s fixtures. Thus, Celta are definitely within touching distance but performances need to improve if Leganes want to stay up.
After losing 2-0 to Levante in the previous game, Aguirre will want his men to get a result in this one amidst home comforts.
Betis Match Form
Coming to their opponents, Real Betis are not having a memorable season either. They followed up their 10th-placed finish last year by finding themselves in 13th place this time around.
Los Verdiblancos have picked up 28 points from 23 games so far. However, they are just 2 points behind 10th-placed Granada and 3 points behind Athletic Bilbao in 9th place. Thus, they can still manage a top-half finish if they get their bearings right.
Unfortunately, the teams behind are pretty close as well. Alaves and Valladolid are just one and two points behind Rubi’s men respectively. Therefore, it is imperative for Betis to finish the season strongly.
While the 2-3 loss to Barcelona is a tough one, goals from Sergio Canales and Nabil Fekir will definitely boost confidence. Now, Rubi would want nothing less than all 3 points against a relegation-threatened team like Leganes.
In terms of team news, centre-back Kenneth Omeruo is suspended for the hosts while Nabil Fekir is ruled out for the visitors. Meanwhile, Alexander Szymanowski is a long-term absentee while Ivan Cuellar is set to miss for the hosts as well.
Further, Alfonso Pedraza, Andres Guardado and Juanmi are doubts for the visitors.
Last Meetings & Recent Form
In terms of head-to-head, both teams met 13 times, with Leganes winning 5 to Betis’ 7. Thus, a result can be expected from this fixture as well.
In terms of recent form, both teams are in a similar boat despite their respective positions in the league table. Both teams have picked up 5 points from their last 5 leagues, winning one and drawing 2.
Leganes vs Betis Betting Tips
Leganes’ have a decent home form, winning 3 of their last 5 games on home soil in the league. On the other hand, Betis are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 league games, with the solitary loss coming against Getafe a few weeks back.
This game promises to be a good contest and both teams can be expected to share the spoils in the end.
Leganes Predicted XI: Soriano; Bustinza, Siovas, Silva; Rosales, Mesa, Recio, Rodrigues; Arnaiz, Braithwaite, Guerrero
Real Betis Predicted XI: Robles; Emerson, Mandi, Bartra, Moreno; Rodriguez; Alena, Canales, Carvalho, Tello , Iglesias