Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas (Madrid).
Rayo Vallecano claimed only 10 points from opening 16 rounds of the competition, but an amazing streak of three consecutive wins saw them get on the brink of the safe zone. Can they keep it going and make it four on the bounce on Sunday evening when Real Sociedad come to visit Estadio de Vallecas?
The latest of Rayo’s victims were fellow strugglers Celta Vigo in an eventful tie in Madrid. Teams scored two goals apiece by 37th minute of the affair, but Los Franjirojos found the way to bag two late goals and eventually win it 4-2 at the end. Raul de Tomas was the main catalyst for the victory as he notched a brace on the day to take his league tally to eight. He will no doubts be the main target in the final third this weekend against attacking-minded Real Sociedad.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Four of past five head to head affairs between these two likes saw goals scored at both ends as well as at least three goals.
Teams shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they met each other in the first half of the season at Anoeta.
Rayo were much more succesful in games played in Madrid where they won 9, drew 3 and lost just 2 of 14 clashes with Txuri-Urdinak.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Prediction
We should really see the continuation of a high-scoring trend in H2H games between these two outfits. Sociedad will also come into this off the back of two high-scoring thrillers. They dispatched Espanyol 3-2 on the home patch last weekend thanks to a Willian Jose brace. Furthermore, they drew 2-2 to Betis in mid-week’s Copa del Rey tie. Sadly for Imanol Alguacil and his men, it was not the result thy wanted at Los Beticos advanced to the cup quarter-final on the away goal rule.
Both Teams To Score is a must-take bet at 1.66 odds here. We will also go for red-hot Raul de Tomas to score anytime at 2.50 following his hat-trick against Celta last weekend.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Raul de Tomas to score anytime @ 2.50 (6/4).