Leganes – Barcelona
Leganes hosts the current leader Barcelona in a match from the 12th round of the Spanish La Liga.
Leganes are doing surprisingly well since the start of the new campaign. They are currently 9th in the league standings, which is a great position to be for them. They have 17 points won so far and a record of five wins, two draws and four defeats. Now they look in a difficult place, because they lost both of their two last games – against Sevilla and Valencia. Now they will have another difficult opponent in the face of Barcelona.
Barca are performing almost perfect since the start of the new season. The new manager Ernesto Valverde is doing a great job at the Camp Nou. Right now Barcelona are leaders in the standings with 31 points, having an impressive record of ten wins and just one draw. The team’s goal difference is also impressive – 30:4. It looks like the Los Cules made a right decision with appointing Valverde for a manager of the team.
What are the team news before the match?
Leganes can’t use the injured Jon Ander Serantes, while Nordin Amrabat is doubtful for the game. The good news are that Omar Ramos is once again fit and ready to play.
Barcelona are without the injured Javier Mascherano, Andre Gomes, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha and Ousmane Dembele. The good news are that Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan are back in training, having recovered of their latest injuries.
Barcelona are the obvious favorite here. Valverde’s team is doing a great job since the start of the new season. The Los Cules are the major favourite for the title now, based on what’s happened in the league so far. Now they will try to achieve another important win, although it won’t be easy against a decent team like Leganes.