Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano – Valencia will be hoping for a better outcome after losing to Atlético Madrid in the prior matchup by a score of 3-0 in La Liga.
Valencia had 44% of the ball in that contest and made 9 efforts on goal, scoring one of them. Atlético Madrid, their adversaries, had 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them being successful.
Atlético Madrid scored goals through Antoine Griezmann (23′), Yannick Carrasco (49′), and Thomas Lemar (67′). Valencia has had a lot of difficulty offensively in more recent encounters.
Over the span of their last 6 games, they have only scored 3 goals against opposing teams. Valencia has also had seven goals scored against them in those contests. However, there’s a chance that tendency won’t continue into this game.
Valencia has lost to Rayo Vallecano in their last four league games, according to the form chart going into this contest.
In their previous two league home games, they are unbeaten.
Rayo Vallecano and Girona FC drew 2-2 in their prior encounter in La Liga. Rayo Vallecano had 48% of the ball in that encounter and made 15 attempts on goal, scoring on three of them.
Isi Palazón and Luis Trejo scored goals for Rayo Vallecano, respectively, in the 23rd and 34th minutes. Girona, on the other hand, had 12 attempts on goal, four of which were on target. Girona FC’s goal was scored by Viktor Tsygankov (29 and 52 seconds).
The numbers don’t deceive, and Rayo Vallecano has allowed 8 goals in their last 6 games while being scored against in 5 of those contests. Rayo Vallecano has obviously had some issues on defense.
Rayo Vallecano has not defeated Valencia in a road game for the previous five league games, according to their prior performance. They haven’t been traveling well at all, and in their last three league games, they haven’t come away with a victory.
Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano – Betting Analysis
Analyzing their previous head-to-head matches, which date back to January 17, 2016, reveals that Valencia has won one and Rayo Vallecano has won two, with three outcomes being drawn.
During those matches, 16 goals were tallied overall between the two teams, with 8 of those goals coming from Los Che and 8 coming from Franjirrojos. That equals 2.67 goals per game on average.
The two last faced off in a league encounter on encounter Day 5 of the La Liga in 2022, which Rayo Vallecano won 2-1 over Valencia.
Rayo Vallecano had a 46% possession rate and 6 of their 14 attempts on goal were on goal on that particular day. Isi Palazón scored the goal (5′).
Valencia, on the other hand, made 17 efforts at goal, with 4 of them going in. Both Mouctar Diakhaby (93′) and Nico González tallied. Jess Gil Manzano served as the match’s arbitrator.
There aren’t many selection issues, and Valencia manager Rubén Baraja only needs to worry about one fitness issue because the team is essentially intact. The absence of Edinson Cavani due to a muscle injury. Due to his suspension, Jaume Doménech will be unable to participate in this contest.
Giorgi Mamardashvili, Dimitri Foulquier, Eray Cömart, Cenk zkacar, Jose Gaya, Thierry Correia, Nico González, Hugo Guillamón, Yunus Musah, Hugo Duro, and Justin Kluivert could all likely start for Los Che in a 4-4-2 formation in the first half.
The Rayo Vallecano manager Andoni Iraola has no fitness worries to speak of going into this game thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Franjirrojos is expected to choose a 4-2-3-1 lineup, settling on Stole Dimitrievski, Mario Hernández, Florian Lejeune, Alejandro Catena, Fran Garca, Oscar Trejo, Santi Comesa, Isi Palazón, and S. Camello Pérez.
In our opinion, Rayo Vallecano should have enough opportunities to score a goal against Valencia, though not as many as they’ll likely give up.
What are the best odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices in the win-draw-win market, staking on Valencia can be had for 2.17, backing a draw is 3.26 and betting on the win for Rayo Vallecano will get you 3.75. Those are the best of the prices available as of now.
Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw