Rayo Vallecano vs Leganes
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas (Madrid).
Rayo Vallecano are in a better position coming into the second leg of their last 32 Copa del Rey round tie with Leganes. Los Franjirojos managed a 2-2 draw in the first game played in late-October at Estadio Municipal de Butarque. They could have gotten more back then Alvaro Garcia and Alex Alegria gave them a two-goal cushion 21 minutes into the game.
Nonetheless, Youssef En-Nesyri brought the Legionaries back on level terms with a brace to set 2-2 the final score and keep his team in the tie ahead of Tuesday’s rematch at Estadio de Vallecas.
We can say both teams are struggling in this term of La Liga. Rayo share the very foot of the league ladder with Huesca. They won 1, drew 4 and lost 8 of 13 games so far in the season. Los Franjirojos have by far the weakest defensive record in the top flight of Spanish football with 28 goals conceded so far. They allowed as many as eight goals in last three league affairs.
Rayo Vallecano vs Leganes: Head-to-head
Rayo can at least rely on the head to head tradition in matches with the Legionaries.
Los Franjiros won 10, drew 6 and lost only 5 of 21 encounters against Leganes.
Rayo were the dominant force in the history of H2H games with Leganes at home where they won 6, drew 2 and lost 1 of 9.
Rayo Vallecano vs Leganes: Prediction
The visitors were on a run of for straight league games without a victory before beating the 4th-placed Alaves 1-0 at home last weekend. They are generally struggling for goals, but the match with the likes of Leganes should give them a chance to boost up the confidence.
The tie is wide open, but we see the visitors as team closer to qualify in spite of the 2-2 draw in the first leg. You can have Leganes to advance to the last 16 round at quite attractive 2.40 odds. The bet you will hardly make a mistake with is both teams to score as all of seven games Rayo played on the home patch this season saw goals at both ends.
Rayo Vallecano vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Leganes to qualify @ 2.40 (7/5)
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5).