Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction & Match Preview

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo).

No other team perhaps other than Celta might have a better opportunity to close out their season in style. The team is at home, is virtually safe from relegation, and is hosting one of the worst sides in the competition. While their level of discourse this time around has been not to their usual level, the squad would be happy to formally end this edition with a win, and start afresh the next campaign.

Vallecano has already been relegated, and their final game being on the road is a coin with two faces. One – the team will have to face an uphill battle as the game is on the road, against a well-spirited team, while Vallecano will be eager for their campaign to come to an end. At this point, it’s just meaningless for them. Second – the team does not have to face their dejected home fans, knowing this will be the final game in the top division at least for a year.

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last six games in a row saw home wins.
  • Five of the last six matches had three or more goals by the hosts.
  • The teams on the road failed to score in four of the last six clashes.
  • Celta won the last two games at this venue, with a combined scoreline of 9-1.

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction

Vallecano is already relegated and possesses no will to put on a brave face in the final game of the season, and that too, on the road. The team also lost their last eight away ties in a row, and 19 of their last 25 as well. Celta, on the other hand, won their last four home ties on the trot and was unbeaten in seven of their last nine overall matches.

Moreover, Celta scored two or more goals in their last four games at home, while, Rayo conceded two or more in their last eight on the road. Rayo was also winless in 14 of their last 16 overall match-ups.

By all means, expect a comfortable win for the hosts.

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips

  • Celta Vigo to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Celta Vigo @ 1.40 (2/5).