Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 8 October 2022
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos (Almería).
Our tipsters are expecting a tight clash when the newly promoted Almeria welcome Rayo Vallecano on matchday 8 of the 2022/23 Spanish La Liga.
Almeria have dropped to relegation waters after the 4-0 defeat with Bilbao. They never get going in this campaign and managed just 1 win from 7 and suffered defeats in a massive five.
The lone win came by surprise against Sevilla, but this is now history as they try to bounce back from a four match losing streak without troubling the scorers.
Rayo Vallecano are slightly better, but nothing spectacular since they started the campaign by holding Barcelona to a goal less draw at Camp Nou.
They managed two wins from the last five games, both coming at home and they will be looking for the first away win since drubbing Espanyol on matchday 2.
Unlike their hosts, Rayo have firepower in the final third and scored in 6 of the last 7. They have also netted in three consecutive away games and will prove a handful to the goal shy Almeria on Saturday.
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Head-to-head
- Rayo Vallecano have a better h2h record against Almeria in recent seasons having won in 4 of the last 7. They drew 1 and lost twice during the period.
- Most of those duels happened in the second division and this will be their first La Liga meeting since 2015.
- Seven of their last 8 meetings across all competitions registered under 2.5 goals.
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction
As mentioned at the start, this will be a tight clash and we are expecting a low scoring affair on Saturday.
Thus the first pick for this La Liga match between Almeria and Rayo Vallecano is the under 2.5 goals priced at 1.75 odd.
Though the bookies price the two teams as even favourites, we are backing the visitors to win this.
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.75
Correct Score Vallecano 1-0 @ 8.00 odd