Girona vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction & Match Preview

Girona vs Rayo Vallecano Spanish LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Girona vs Rayo Vallecano
Spanish La Liga
Date: 29 December 2022, Thursday
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadi Municipal de Montilivi (Girona).

Girona will try and recover from the embarrassing Copa del Rey elimination on Thursday afternoon when they host Rayo Vallecano in the 15th round of La Liga.

Michel’s men shockingly lost to half-amateur side Cacereno seven days ago 2-1. They were even in the inferior side on the pitch, registering no more than two attempts on target (seven in total) in the defeat.

Girona generally did not impress offensively in their latest exhibitions during the World Cup break. They scored just two goals in the games against Standard Liege, Osasuna, and Manchester City.

On another note, we must say that Michel’s men did manage a four-game unbeaten streak in La Liga before the World Cup break.

The run involves the 1-1 draw to reigning champions Real Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, as well as back-to-back victories over Athletic Bilbao and Elche (2-1 each).

Rayo Vallecano will also enter this tie on the back of a positive thread in the league. They are undefeated in six subsequent La Liga matches.

Andoni Iraola’s men took ten out of twelve possible points from the last four league affairs. Nevertheless, they had huge problems with efficiency in the last week’s Copa del Rey tie against lower-division Saguntino.

Rayo Vallecano advanced to the third round in the cup only after the penalties, following a goalless draw in the regular 90 minutes of play.

Girona vs Rayo Vallecano Head-to-head

  • Girona and Rayo Vallecano locked horns in the last 16 round of Copa del Rey last season as Rayo advanced thanks to a 1-2 win on the road.
  • They had earlier last battled it out in the 2020/21 Segunda Division campaign , playing the promotional playoffs. Rayo advanced 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 0-2 victory in the return game on the road.
  • We’ve seen the 2-1 scoreline in three of the previous four head to head games between these rivals.

Girona vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction

Neither Girona nor Rayo Vallecano showed a great attacking form in the recent friendlies. We have to give a slight advantage to the visitors knowing they have claimed two wins in the previous two trips to Estadi Municipal de Montilivi.

The value is great with Rayo Vallecano to win & Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the 6.00 odds. You can alternatively take the visitors to win 0-1 at the 8.50 odds.

Girona vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips

  • Rayo Vallecano to win & Under 2.5 goals FT @ 6.00 (5/1)
  • Correct Score: 0-1 Rayo Vallecano @ 8.50 (15/2) odd.