Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Match Preview

Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao 
Spain – La Liga 
Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022 
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET 
Venue: Campo de Futbol de Vallecas. 

Bilbao are high on confidence after overcoming none other than Barcelona in their Copa del Rey fixture, and that too in a fiercely contested game that went to extra time.  

They surely will be coming out with guns blazing, and it’s safe to expect fireworks right from the get-go. 

On the other side we have Vallecano, who have been the best team at home in the whole of the Spanish top flight this season. Not even Real Madrid have shown this level of dominance at the Santiago Bernabeu. 

As things stand, both teams look as if they are capable of posting the three points on the board. And with the form of either team taken into consideration, it would be unwise to choose one over the other. However, goals seem to be a certainty this weekend between the two.  

Expect a high-scoring affair this Sunday, as these two explosive squads take the pitch. 

Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h) 

  • Nine of the past twelve encounters had three or more goals. 
  • The latest meeting had ended in a 1-2 win for the guests. 
  • The hosts had scored two or more goals in four of the past seven clashes at this ground. 
  • It’s been 29 years since the guests failed to score at this venue in a league match. 

Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Analysis 

Vallecano were held to a 1-1 draw at home the last match-day, by Betis. They have lost just three times in the past fourteen games, and the three losses had come against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Villarreal. 

And at home, they had won all but two of their games this season in all competitions. 

On the other hand, Bilbao had the rare opportunity to take on the three titans of Spain one after the other, and they did a really good job.  

Their confidence and drive would be through the roof right now, and they have also scored consistently in h2h meetings over the years. 

By the looks of things, it’s expected that goals would come from either end of the pitch this Sunday. 

Key Stats for Betting 

  • Not once have Vallecano lost at this venue this season in a league fixture. In fact, barring two draws, they have a perfect winning record here. 
  • Meanwhile, Bilbao just took on Atleti, Real, and Barca in a row. And they managed to win two of these, losing only against Real Madrid. And in the other two fixtures, they had scored two or more goals. 

Tips for Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao 

  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1) 
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.50 (3/2). 
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