Real Madrid struggled to beat Real Betis in their last match, needing a late goal to seal a 2 – 1 win and after picking a 3 – 0 win over Leganes in the first leg, they will be expected to complete the job here. 13th placed Leganes in the La Liga standings has picked five wins, five lesser than Real Madrid’s this season from 19 matches. They are 11 points behind Real Madrid and in beating struggling Huesca, managed just their first win in six matches and fourth in 15. They are however unbeaten in the last four at home and have lost just two in their last 10 home matches. In Copa del Rey they have four wins in the last 10 matches and at home in the same competition they have no win in the last three. While Real Madrid have not had it easy this season, they have only lost three of their last 15 matches and won 11. That should say all about the expectations on the team and the fact that they recently won the FIFA Club World Cup also places them as massive favorites. They haven’t lost any of the last five away matches, winning seven of 10 but their only loss in the last 10 Copa del Rey matches came at the hands of Leganes. Away from home, in the tournament, Real are unbeaten in the last seven while the last four have yielded clean sheets for the side, with four straight wins. Real Madrid have only lost once to Leganes in history, in the eight meetings between the two sides. No match between them has ever ended in a draw.