FC Barcelona lost 0-2 to Valencia in the final stage of the championship and gave up the armchair of the great rival Real Madrid.
The morale of the players has been badly affected, but it can be restored in the meeting with Leganes from the King’s Cups.
▫️It entered the competition starting with the 16-th stage. He dealt very lightly with the match with unknown Ibiza and scored the victory and qualification goal only in the 90 + 4 minute!
▫️He won the Copa del Rey 4 times in a row between 2015 and 2018, but gave up the trophy in the final of last year, 1-2 with Valencia.
▫️Also Valencia is the one that defeated it in the last championship match, 0-2 against Mestalla, a result that made it to be surpassed in the standings by the great rival Real Madrid.
▫️Camp Nou has an almost perfect course, the only wrong step being that 0-0 with Real Madrid.
▫️Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are the great absentees of Quique Setien.
▫️The Frenchman returned to training but is not yet 100% physically.
▫️Neto goalkeeper and midfielder Arda Turan are also unavailable.
▫️He played another 3 laps to reach the best, having a light runner: 4-1 with Andorra, 4-0 with Murcia and 1-0 with Ebro.
▫️Last season it also stopped in the best, being eliminated by Rel Madrid.
▫️He is in the relegation place in LaLiga, 19th position with only 15 points in 21 stages.
▫️ Only 5 points brought Javier Aguirre’s students away.
▫️He appears with a relatively good morale after the final draw of the championship drew a white draw on the field of Atletico Madrid.
▫️They are missing due to Szymanowski and Siovas injuries.
▪️The last direct meeting took place in November 2019 and was won by Catalans 2-1 at Leganes.
▪️At Camp Nou, Barcelona has only wins since the promotion of Leganes, all with a goal received!
⚽Barcelona vs Leganes probable teams:
▪️Barcelona (3-1-4-2): Ter Stegen – S. Roberto, Pique, Umtiti – Busquets – Semedo, Rakitic, Arthur, J. Alba – Messi, Griezmann.
▪️Leganes (5-4-1): Cuellar – Rosalez, Awaziem, Omeruo, Bustinza, Silva – Eraso, Reccio, Messa, Rodrigues – Braitwaite.
⚽What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
◾️Barcelona is preparing for the match with Leganes, from the best of the Spanish Cup.
◾️In the previous round there was laughter on the field of a team in the 3rd league. ◾️Without Messi, left at home, the Barça group was led by Ibiza until the 72nd minute.
◾️It was Griezmann’s inspiration that restored the equality. He also scored the victory goal in the final phase (90 + 4).
◾️There have already been signs of the question about Quique Setien, especially after Barcelona lost the first place in La Liga.
◾️The champions of Spain were defeated on Saturday with Valencia. Taking into account the criticisms and the fact that there is a match at Camp Nou, Barcelona is expected to increase its pace in front of Leganes.
◾️It would help her score success and without just and maybe she will try to score quickly to get rid of worries.
◾️Leganes has one important goal this season, saving from relegation.
◾️For the moment it is on equal footing with the red lantern in La Liga, Espanyol, being separated only by the goalkeeper.
◾️It has the weakest attack, but the “red lantern” has a disastrous defense.
◾️Like Barcelona, Leganes struggled in the 16th round of the Cup with a third league team. ◾️He defeated Ebro 1-0, thanks to a goal scored just before the break.
◾️The duel at Camp Nou is waiting for him now, where he has never won. Each time he scored, but he was always defeated. 6 of the 8 goals received at the Barcelona stadium came from Messi.
⚽News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
◽️Barcelona is the most titled team in the Spanish Cup.
◽️She won the trophy 30 times and 11 times she was defeated in the final.
◽️He has triumphed in 4 of the last 5 trophies.
◽️The Catalans came in second in La Liga, 3 points behind Real.
◽️Lionel Messi have scored 17 goals in this season (in all competitions).
◽️Two seasons ago, Leganes reached the semi-finals of the Cup.
◽️In the previous round, he went 1-0 with Ebro (3rd league).
◽️It is on the penultimate place in La Liga.
◽️Leganes has the weakest attack in Spain (16 goals scored in 21 stages).
◽️He has drawn in 4 of the last 5 trips of the championship.
⚽Who are the probable teams in this match?
Football Prediction of the Day Barcelona vs Leganes
The qualification is played in a single match, which means that Barcelona does not allow itself to take the match in overtime or in the eventual draws, which means additional fatigue of the players. As a rule, the Catalans make their possession game in the first half, harass the opposing defense and break up in the second part of the game. At the same time, if Leganes is led to the break, he will have nothing to defend but will be forced to attack in the second half, trying to produce the surprise. For this reason I expect the second half to be a spectacular one, with at least two goals. I recall that Leganes scored every time in the 3 matches played at the Camp Nou and each time his goals came in the second half. For more daily soccer predictions visit this website.
Prediction Today: Over 1.5 goals in the second half