Despite their problems this season, Los Blancos have been strong defensively at home and we think the value lies in backing them to keep a clean sheet
Leganes knocked Real Madrid out of this competition last season with a famous 2-1 win at the Bernabeu, although Los Pepineros remain huge outsiders against their more illustrious neighbours.
Real Madrid have lost three of their last nine home matches in all competitions and have only won one of their last five home games in the Copa Del Rey.
Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Marcos Llorente and Mariano Diaz were all unavailable for the defeat on Sunday and look likely to miss out. Keylor Navas is likely to replace Thibaut Courtois in goal, while there should be another start for teenage forward Vinicius.
There is plenty of pressure on Real Madrid heading into this game and not only is a win needed but also a big performance.
This season, high-scoring home wins for Los Blancos have been few and far between, with their biggest victory at the Bernabeu actually coming against Leganes in a 4-1 league success back on 1st September.
Seven of Madrid’s nine home league matches have seen under 2.5 goals and Leganes have one of the poorest away records in the Spanish top flight, having won only one of their last 25 La Liga matches on the road.
Tips and predictions
Real Madrid are offered at 97/100 (1.97) to keep a clean sheet as they have done in six of their nine home matches against La Liga opposition this term.
Leganes have also failed to score in six of their eight away league matches and that trend could well continue on Wednesday evening in the Copa del Rey.