26 January 2020
Devastated by a shock Copa del Rey elimination to the lower-league outfit Leonesa, Atletico Madrid will hope to find a way to return to winning ways when they take on Leganes at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano this weekend.
Atletico’s hopes of keeping the pace with Barcelona and Real Madrid suffered a huge blow last weekend when Eibar halted their three-game winning La Liga (LL) run with a comfortable 2-0 home win. But, Los Colchoneros will hardly get a better chance to bounce back than taking on a side they’ve beaten ‘to nil’ in each of their previous three top-flight home H2H meetings. Moreover, Diego Simeone’s men have won four of their last five LL home fixtures, with the sole exception of a 1-0 defeat to Barcelona. Also, 60% of Atletico’s total league points have come at the Wanda Metropolitano, where they’ve shipped just six LL goals, keeping five clean sheets in ten league fixtures so far this season. Although they are not exactly a devastating offensive force, the Madrid giants have still netted 14 of their total 22 LL goals at home (64%).
Meanwhile, the visitors have seen their four-game unbeaten league run (W2, D2) come to an end last time out, as they’ve succumbed 3-0 to Getafe on home turf. Probably the main reason Los Pepineros currently sit four points adrift of the safe zone is their disastrous away form. They are one of just two sides that have yet to pick up a single away win this campaign (D4, L5), drawing a blank in four of nine LL road trips so far. Indeed, no team has scored fewer away goals than Leganes (6), with 67% of them coming inside the first 45 minutes. Leganes’ defensive game can’t encourage the traveling fans either, considering Javier Aguirre’s players have yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this term.
18 February 2020 Chelsea and Manchester United come face-to-face at Stamford Bridge for a true heavyweight Premier League (PL) clash. The hosts will hope to put …Read More
18 February 2020 Exhausted by a 1-1 Coppa Italia draw with Juventus, AC Milan return to Serie A (SA) action to welcome out-of-sorts Torino to the …Read More
19 February 2020 Atletico Madrid welcome Liverpool to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League (CL) last-16 tie. Diego Simeone’s …Read More
18 February 2020 Chiangrai United and Beijing Guoan come face-to-face at the United Stadium of Chiangrai in the AFC Champions League Group E clash. The hosts …Read More
18 February 2020 Seoul welcome Melbourne Victory to the Seoul World Cup Stadium in their AFC Champions League (CL) Group E curtain-raiser. It will be Seoul’s …Read More