Leganes may have provided a lot of surprise so far this season, but they are up against a mighty challenge in the form of Barcelona. After suffering back-to-back losses in the league, it is the turn for Leganes to go through a period of form. It was always expected, as the team were about to face the top six teams in the La Liga. However, the test against Barcelona is probably the biggest of them all. The Catalan club have been excellent so far this season. They have been able to take full advantage of Real Madrid’s failures, and Ernesto Valverde has seen his team open up an eight-point advantage over the big rivals.
Leganes may be at home, but they are unlikely to threaten too much. So far, the Catalan club have been able to get by without any difficulties. However, there are signs of the opposition being able to prevent Barcelona from running away with the title. The table leaders have been not been able to score more than 2.5 goals in the last four league matches. This is likely to play in the minds of Leganes, who have been quite decent at the back this season.
There are a few challenges for Barcelona in terms of the team news, as the club will be without a number of players like Sergi Roberto, Andre Gomes, Rafinha, Javier Mascherano, and Ousmane Dembele. All these players add to the worries for the manager, as Barcelona do not have a huge squad unlike some of the other teams near the top of the table. Even though Leganes only have Serantes on the sidelines, the home team will have every reason to fear about this fixture as it could very well end up as a heavy defeat – and a third consecutive loss at that.