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Leganes vs Real Madrid Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:00 GMT 15/01/2019
Luka Modric Lucas Vazquez Real Madrid
Our Spanish tipster Phil Kitromilides gave us winners in the first leg of this tie and he advises opposing goals ahead of the return fixture

Real Madrid make the short trip to the Estadio Municipal de Butarque for the second leg of their Copa Del Rey last 16 clash with Leganes.

Los Blancos are in an extremely strong position after the first leg, having won 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu, and barring a monumental collapse will surely be in the draw for the quarter-finals. 

Latest odds

Real Madrid have won every game they have ever played at Butarque and bet365 price them at evens (2.00) to claim another success. Lega for their part can be backed at 14/5 (3.80) with a draw on offer at 12/5 (3.40).

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Team news

Karim Benzema dislocated his thumb in Sunday's league win at Real Betis and will be missing on Wednesday along with Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Toni Kroos, Marcos Llorente and Thibaut Courtois, who all have injuries. Striker Mariano Diaz could make his return after five weeks out.

Leganes will rest some first choice players as they did in the first leg, with new signing Martin Braithwaite likely to lead the line up front.

Preview

With this tie seemingly done and dusted, we should expect both sides to prioritise their weekend La Liga matches.

There should be plenty of changes to the respective starting elevens with both managers likely to give some minutes to younger members of the squad.

To this end, it makes sense to back a low-scoring game at Butarque where seven of the ten matches played this term have seen under 2.5 goals.

Real Madrid have been far less effective in front of goal this season than in previous campaigns, and with their top two scorers in Benzema and Bale out injured, it could be another tight clash between these two sides. 

Tips and predictions

Los Blancos traveled to Butarque in the Copa del Rey last season and recorded a narrow 1-0 win thanks to a late Marco Asensio strike.

Backing under 2.5 goals once more at 4/5 (1.80) looks solid, while opposing goals at both ends also looks like an excellent option at evens (2.00)

Prices correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365