Leganes vs Real Madrid match preview | La Liga

Benzema – Real Madrid
Real Madrid’s Benzema

Monday night’s La Liga (LL) action sees Leganes, who are unbeaten in three (W2, D1), welcome Real Madrid, who are still hoping to finish second.

Isco, Benzema

Despite their midtable status, Leganes have lost just twice at Butarque all season and have picked up 67.5% of their total points haul at home.

Surprisingly, Leganes’ only home defeats have come against sides in the bottom-half of the table.

‘Los Pepineros’ have a record of: W1, D3, against sides in the top-five ahead of the round; including a memorable 2-1 win over champions-elect Barcelona – notably, all three draws ended 1-1.

On the other hand, Zinedine Zidane will hope to extend his already impressive record of: W5, L1, vs Leganes, with Zidane’s men scoring two or more goals in four of those five victories.

Another rout could be on the cards, after ‘Los Blancos’ have seen the majority of their LL victories this term come with a two goal margin or greater (63.16%).

Don’t back against a grandstand finish for the visitors; 61.82% of their LL goals have come after the break.

Karim Benzema

Exactly half (17) of those second-half goals arrived between the 76th-90th+ minute – a greater percentage than in any other 15-minute interval.

Players to watch: Guido Carrillo has scored a goal, missed a penalty and provided an assist in his last two games since Leganes’ top-scorer, En Nesyri, was ruled out with injury.

Meanwhile, Karim Benzema (RMD) has scored four goals across his last three appearances, all in the second half and three in the final 15 minutes.

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