Barcelona v Leganes Betting Tips: Barca to extend lead at top of La Liga?
La Liga football returns to the Camp Nou and league leaders Barcelona will be looking to clinch three points against relegation threatened Leganes.
Barca resumed their season in comfortable fashion with a 4-0 triumph away at Mallorca at the weekend with a certain Lionel Messi the star of the show, providing a goal and two assists.
Meanwhile, Leganes are three points behind Celta Vigo in seventeenth and find themselves level on points with Espanyol at the foot of the table after a 2-1 defeat to Real Valladolid.
The action gets underway at 21:00pm on La Liga TV and we’ve got all the pre-match odds and info right here…
Barcelona are very good at home and Leganes have only won one match away from home all season. The odds are firmly stacked in Barcelona’s favour as 2/11 favourites.
The Catalans are back on home turf for the first time since the enforced break and will be keen to add misery to Leganes’ chances of beating the drop. The visitors are 20/1 to win with a draw priced at 6/1.
Barcelona are the top scorers in La Liga and have also won the most matches so far this season. Quique Setin’s side are 8/5 to win and over 3.5 match goals.
Leganes have the joint worst attack in the league and Barcelona have recorded four consecutive clean sheets. Barca to win to nil is 2/3, whereas Leganes are 33/1 on the same market. Both teams to score is 29/20.
Barcelona will be without Jordi Alba after the Spaniard picked up his fifth yellow card of the season at Mallorca. Junior Firpo expected to replace him at left-back.
Luis Suarez was named on the bench at the weekend and could return to the front three alongside Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. Ex-Leganes forward Martin Braithwaite may drop to the bench.
Ousmane Dembele (hamstring) remains the only long-term absentee for Barca.
For Leganes, Javier Aguirre’s side have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their trip to Camp Nou but they will be without their top scorer Oscar Rodriguez through suspension.
Argentine attacker Alexander Szymanowski (knee) is again expected to miss out.
Aguirre could be tempted to rotate with Los Pepineros having one eye on their huge game against Mallorca on Friday, which could prove decisive in their battle against relegation.
Messi has hit the ground running and is 23/10 to score two or more. If you fancy him to break the deadlock he is 15/8.
Luis Suarez is 5/6 to find the back of the net anytime on his return from injury with Antoine Griezmann 13/10 to score anytime.
Braithwaite is 7/5 to score against his former club for whom he netted seven goals earlier in the season.
For Leganes, Guerrero is 7/2 to score anytime alongside Guido Carillo at the same price.
Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona
When: 21:00pm, Tuesday 16th June
How to watch: La Liga TV
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.