Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction & Match Preview

Deportivo Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano
Spain – La Liga
Date: Monday, 28th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).

Disregarding the top two spots in the league, the other four which ensures qualification to Europe is still up for grabs in the La Liga. El Glorioso is giving the current European Champions a run for their money with their top-notch performances and is really threatening to spoil the three-way horse race that the Spanish League has always been.

The Red Sashes tore it up in the Segunda Division last season and made a fantastic return to the top division with high hopes. But suffice it to say, their ambitions don’t look anywhere in the vicinity of being fulfilled. The team has been suffering in the relegation zone almost for all of this season. They really can’t seem to cope up with the tough demands of the Primeira Division.

Deportivo Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Head-to-head (h2h)

  • After 2009, these two teams have met only once. Babazorros recorded a huge win on the road then, 1-5.
  • Three of the last five wins at this venue were in the name of the hosts.
  • At the Estadio Mendizorrotza, Abelardo Antuna’s men scored three or more goals in three of their last six attempts.
  • The Glorious One found the back of the net in six of their last seven overall games.

Deportivo Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction

The team from Alava has got a huge opportunity to record three easy points and improve their goal difference as well. They are pitted against one of the weakest teams in the league, coupled with the backing of the home crowd.

Just a casual scan of the league table would be enough to determine to whom should the tag of the favorites belong. While the hosts are the cream of the crop, the Vallecans are languishing at the extreme end, in a battle for survival.

Babazorros have been unbeaten at home for the whole of this season, and this includes visits by tough nuts like Real Madrid and Sevilla. On the other hand, all the Red Sashes could manage on the road were two wins, and that too against fellow teams in the lower tier. I expect the home team to take the three points this Monday.

Abelardo Antuna’s men have scored two or more goals in five of their last seven home-ties, and their counterparts have conceded the same in five of their last eight trips away from home. The trend is expected to continue this match-day, and a bet on the same is of great value.

Deportivo Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips

  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Deportivo Alaves @ 2.25 (5/4)
  • Deportivo Alaves to Win @ 2.20 (6/5).