Barcelona vs. Leganes 6/16/20 La Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Leganes (5-8-15) at Barcelona (19-4-5)
La Liga Soccer: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Camp Nou)
The Line: Barcelona -650 / Draw +600 / Leganes +1400 -- O/U: 3.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Barcelona host Leganes in La Liga soccer action from the Camp Nou on Tuesday afternoon.
Barcelona come into this match leading the La Liga standings with 61 points along with a record of 19 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses after a 4-0 win over Mallorca in their last match. Arturo Vidal gave Barca the lead in the 2nd minute and they’d carry that lead up to the 37th minute where Martin Braithwaite doubled the Catalans’ lead. Jordi Alba pushed the lead to 3-0 in the 79th and Lionel Messi pushed the score to 4-0 late in second half stoppage time for the decisive win. Messi leads Barcelona in scoring and assists with 20 goals and 14 assists this season while Luis Suarez has 11 goals and 8 assists for Barca. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is the top goalkeeper for Barcelona this year, conceding 0.96 goals per 90 minutes with 10 clean sheets in 28 league appearances this season.
Leganes on the other hand, come into this match in 19th place, mired in the middle of the relegation zone with a record of 5 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses on 23 points after a 2-1 loss to Valladolid in their last match. In the defeat to Valladolid, Leganes fell behind just two minutes in and the score would hold until Valladolid doubled their lead in the 54th minute. Oscar would pull a goal back for Leganes in the 84th minute from the penalty spot but it wouldn’t be enough as Valladolid rode out the last few minutes for the win. Oscar leads Leganes in scoring with 8 goals this season.
I’d like to make a case for Leganes and the monstrous plus money, but the problem is that they’re up against it here against a Barcelona team that picked up right where they left off prior to La Liga being paused and they took it to Mallorca when all was said and done. I just don’t see Leganes performing much differently if we’re being completely honest, so I’ll side with Barcelona on the -2 handicap to get this down to a much more reasonable price.