Leganes vs Real Madrid, La Liga: Where to watch live, preview, betting odds and possible XI

Karthick Arvinth
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Leganes will look to extend their unbeaten run in La Liga to five matches when they host leaders Real Madrid at Butarque on 5 April.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 8.30pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3 HD.

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Overview

Leganes extended their unbeaten run in La Liga to four matches with a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad on 1 April. The Madrid-based club are five points above the relegation zone in 17th place with nine games left to play.

Midfielder Erik Moran is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards.

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Goals from Karim Benzema, Isco and Nacho gave Real Madrid a 3-0 win over Deportivo Alaves at the weekend – the capital club's fifth straight victory. Zinedine Zidane's side have won their last four away matches in all competitions.

Centre-back Raphael Varane will miss the trip to Leganes after picking up a thigh injury in the Alaves match, but midfielder Casemiro is available after serving a one-match ban.

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What managers say

Asier Garitano: "It is always difficult to take a point against La Real. We were lucky that La Real did not score through Sergio Canales at the start of the match. After [Juanmi's goal] they tightened up at the back and made things more difficult for us." [via Marca]

Zinedine Zidane: "When Isco plays, as he is a good player, he does very well. That's it. We are 24 players and everyone here is important. Isco is doing very well. What he wants to is to play here. I am very happy for his game, not just the goal, but helping the others play, getting between the lines. He played a complete game [against Alaves]." [via ESPN]

Form guide

  • Leganes: DDDWL
  • Last result: Real Sociedad 1-1 Leganes
  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWWWW
  • Last result: Real Madrid 3-0 Deportivo Alaves

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Leganes win: 9/1
  • Draw: 4/1
  • Real Madrid win: 4/11

Team news

Leganes possible XI: Herrerin; Tito, Mantovani, Siovas, Rico; Perez, Timor; Samu, Gabriel, Szymanowski; Guerrero

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kovacic, Casemiro, Modric; Bale, Morata, Ronaldo

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