CD Leganes play Villarreal at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque on 9/14/19 in La Liga action.

“Soccer" CD Leganes

Founded in 1928, CD Leganes has spent the majority of their existence playing in the lower divisions of the Spanish Football system. But since finally making it to the top flight during the 2015-16 season, they have kept their place in the La Liga. During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, they barely avoided relegation by finishing 17th. They finished better at 13th place the last time out.

CD Leganes made it to the semifinals of the 2018 Copa del Rey after defeating Real Madrid 2-1 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. That was their best finish in the tournament and other than that, they have really not found much success. Leganes were the Segunda Division B champions in 1992/93 and the Tercera Division champions in 1985/86. They head to this matchup with Villareal as the slight soccer betting favorite.

CD Leganes is tied for 18th in the La Liga with its -3 Goal Difference. They are 19th in the league with only one goal scored so far this season. On the defensive end of the football field, CD Leganes has given up a total of four goals on the season, putting them at 10th in the La Liga in that department.

Martin Braithwaite has scored the lone goal for Leganes this season. The 28-year old forward had four goals in 16 La Liga appearances last season. Goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar has allowed three goals and has a total of four saves in two appearances while Juan Soriano has conceded just one goal with three saves in one match played.

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“Soccer" Villarreal CF

Villarreal CF was established in 1923 and they are considered as a low profile team in Spanish football despite challenging heavyweights like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for trophies during the last 10 years. Last season, however, Villarreal finished in 14th place in the final La Liga table and the club is aiming for a better season this time around with Javier Calleja as head coach.

Villareal has never won the La Liga title but they finished as runners-up during the 2007/08 season. In the lower divisions, they placed second in the Segunda Division during the 2012/13 season and finished as runners-up twice in the Segunda B Division. Villarreal also won the Tercera Division in 1970 and are they also two-time winners of the UEFA Intertoto Cup. As of last month, they are ranked 22nd in the UEFA’s Coefficient Rankings.

Villarreal ranks 11th in Goal Difference at -1. They have scored a total of seven goals on the season which puts them in a tie for most in the league right now. They also have a league 3rd-best five assists already this season. But while they have been good in the offense, Villareal has surrendered a total of 8 goals already this season which is 19th in the La Liga.

Gerard Moreno has scored already three goals on the season while Moi Gomez has found the back of the net on two instances. Samuel Chukwueze is living up to his billing and has scored one goal so far. Gomez also has one assist for Villareal.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

CD Leganes is at the bottom of the La Liga standings right now after dropping their first three contests. Leganes has lost to Osasuna, Atletico Madrid, and Villarreal by an aggregate score of 1-4. But despite the losses, we saw them play hard and even well in those matches and it was just that the breaks really didn’t go their way.

On the other hand, Villarreal is 16th in the current La Liga table with a record of 0-2-1 SU. Villarreal opened their season with a 4-4 tie against Granda. They lost to Levante 1-2 in their second-round match but they earned a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in their last outing. That draw against Real Madrid should be a confidence booster heading to this matchup.

Leganes isn’t really playing that bad this season and they are better than what their record currently says. However, I like how Villareal has played so far and their draw against Real Madrid showed that they are a competitive group. Leganes should go all out to get their first win of the season but their inability to score will be a problem in this fixture. Prediction: Villarreal

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