Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Leganes and Racing Santander face each other at Estadio Municipal de Butarque in the La Liga 2 round 8 curtain-raiser. The capital club aim to overtake Zaragoza in top position and their performance in a 3-1 win over Mirandes is certainly fuelling fans with optimism ahead of the visit of Racing. Aritz Arambarri remains on the sidelines with injury, while both Jorge Miramon and Dario Poveda are major doubts.
Los Racinguistas, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Albacete, but beating Leganes in the suburbs of Madrid is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils on Matchday 8. In their last meeting in the Spanish capital the two sides played out a goalless draw and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. There are no fresh injury concerns in the away team.
Highlighted Team (Leganes):
Leganes are a Spanish football club that have mostly been playing in lower leagues. Los Pepineros play their home games at Batarque (Madrid) and the capacity of the stadium is just 8,138. Leganes secured their promotion to the Spanish La Liga for the first time ever in 2016 and, no doubt, that is considered the club’s biggest success.
Leganes’ bitterest rivals are fellow capital club Getafe and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the South Madrid derby.
The colour of the team’s home kit is white and blue, whilst their away kits are green. The likes of Pierre Webo, Samuel Eto’o, Ivan Zarandona, Jose Chamot, Catanha, Ruben Falcon, Jordi Lardin and Pedro Lago are famous players who were part of the Batarque outfit in the past. Lady Maria Victoria Pavon is the first female president in the history of the club and she has been in charge of the club since 2009.