It has not been a good week for Barcelona with Tuesday night's catastrophic 4-0 capitulation at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League bringing to the surface a number of problems for the club.
Stories in the Spanish press suggest that manager Luis Enrique has lost part of the dressing room, with the coach's future looking increasingly uncertain. Amid such chaotic scenes it is perhaps fortunate for Barca that this weekend they have a home game against La Liga's most out-of-form team in Leganes.
The side from the south of Madrid have failed to win any of their last 12 matches in all competitions and their 2-0 home defeat by fellow strugglers Sporting Gijon last weekend has put them firmly in the relegation battle.
Los Pepineros have not necessarily been playing badly, but they have been poor in the final third and their tally of just 15 goals in 22 La Liga games is the lowest in the division.
It is quite a challenge facing Leganes in their first ever league game at the Camp Nou, and despite Barca's problems the visitors are massive outsiders. Bet365, who are live streaming the game for UK based customers offer an away win at 40/1 (41.00) while the hosts can be backed at 1/14 (1.07) with the draw offered at 10/1 (11.00). A bet on the match isn't required, as long as your account is funded and active, the coverage will be available shortly before kick off.
Leganes' problems in front of goal look likely to continue and the simple fact is that they are unlikely to have much of the ball at the Camp Nou with which to try and cause the Blaugrana problems. Barcelona to win and keep a clean sheet is offered at just 1/2 (1.50) which gives us an indication of how likely the bookmakers think an away goal is.
If the hosts look likely to keep a clean sheet, the perhaps backing them in the handicap market is the best way forward and the price of 8/5 (2.60) for them to win with a -3 handicap could offer some value.
More cautious punters however will be tempted by the price of 8/11 (1.73) for them to win with a -2 handicap which looks a nailed on selection. This bet has comfortably paid out in four of the Catalans' last five league games and it seems extremely difficult to envisage a home victory by less than three goals.