Betting Preview: Leganes – Real Madrid: Back Los Blancos not to keep a clean sheet

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Zinedine Zidane’s men have been struggling to get results of late and have it all to do when they travel the short distance to Leganes

Real Madrid will be on the road when the take on Leganes in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on Thursday night.

It’s been a pretty fine season for Los Legionarios as they’ve put in some decent performances which sees them sit in 13th place, eight points clear of the relegation zone.

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Asier Garitano’s side put a brave performance to dispel Villarreal 2-2 on aggregate via away goals in the previous round and will hope to capitalise on their opponent’s current struggle for a first leg home win at odds of (7.50) with Bet365.

Things are just not going according to plan for Los Blancos in the Primera Division. A home loss to Villarreal on Sunday has left them trailing Barcelona by a massive 19 points.

Zinedine Zidane’s have done better in the Copa del Rey, seeing off Numancia 5-2 on aggregate last time out and are favourites for victory in this tie at (1.40).

A first leg stalemate is priced at odds of (4.50) with the same betting firm.

Leganes have won their last four home games and can be backed at odds of (3.00) to avoid defeat.

For Real Madrid they haven’t won any of their last four away games in La Liga and have conceded eight times in their last five matches. They are offered at (1.66) not to keep a clean sheet.

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Garitano’s men have the third best defence in the Spanish top flight after Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and are up at a tricky (8.00) to keep their opponents at bay in this game.

Los Blancos might have scored seven goals in their last two meetings with Los Legionarios but considering their defensive solidness and the current struggle for Real to get into the scoring act, punters can back less than three goals to surface in Madrid at (1.44) with Bet365.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.