Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo
Spain – La Liga
Date: Friday, 11th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Campo de Futbol de Vallecas (Madrid).
Rayo Vallecano has slowly started to turn around their season after the initial stumbles they faced. The team won back-to-back matches against Levante and Real Valladolid and will look to extend the run to three games. A huge opportunity awaits the Red Sashes that they could jump over the relegation line as fellow teams in the zone – Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal, have tough matches at hand.
Celta has a reputation of being a tough team to face, but they could not show any justification to that claim in 2018-19. Players like Iago Aspas have led a valiant but unfruitful battle for the team as rest of the teammates have failed in rallying behind the inspirational player.
Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams hosting the games have won the last five h2h matches in a row.
- The Vallecans have a four-match winning streak going on for them against Celta, at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas.
- Rayo holds a 9-2 lead in h2h wins over the Celts at this venue.
- Celta failed to score a single goal in their last three h2h appearances against Los Franjirrojos, on the road.
Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo Prediction
The Los Vallecanos seem to have found their groove and are really starting to play like a team with a purpose. They won their last two matches, despite them being tough fixtures. The team knows that they have got a real opportunity in front of them as Bilbao faces Sevilla, and Villarreal takes on Getafe this week, and in all probability will drop points. A win against Celta Vigo will surely propel the home team out of the relegation zone.
The home advantage will play a major role in this tie. The last four h2h ties at this ground resulted in Vallecano wins. They will have to work for the win, and it will not be easy against the Celtics, but a 1-0 win is surely on the cards. Both of Rayo’s last two wins had a winning margin of one.
It will be hard for the Red Slashes to break down the tough defense of the Sky Blues. We will most probably see a goalless first half, and then a late goal in the second.
Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo Betting Tips
Correct Score: 1-0, Rayo Vallecano @ 9.00 (8/1)
Half with Most Goals – Second Half @ 2.00 (1/1).