Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 6 April 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas (Madrid).
Valencia turned a subpar underwhelming campaign into a huge opportunity to secure the top-four finish and play Champions League football next season. Marcelino’s men claimed six points from two super tough fixtures against the likes of Sevilla and Real Madrid in past two rounds and are now just one point shy of fourth-placed Getafe.
The Bats will have a nice opportunity to keep the stellar form going on Saturday evening when they travel to the capital to battle relegation-threatened Rayo Vallecano in 31st round of Primera Division. The visitors go into this as massive form favourites as Los Franjirojos took no more than one point in last nine league affairs.
Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia: Head-to-head
Valencia can also rely on a positive head to head tradition in matches against Los Franjirojos.
The Bats lead the H2H tie by 11 wins coming into 28th encounter with Rayo Vallecano.
Valencia celebrated a demolishing 3-0 victory when teams came across each other in the first half of the season at Estadio de Mestalla.
Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia: Prediction
Paco Jemez took charge of Rayo Vallecano in March in an attempt to save the team from relegation, but he failed to shift their fortunes around. The hosts have a mountain to climb to avoid an immediate drop to second division being as many as six points short of the safe zone with just eight outings left to play.
The lack of meticulousness at the back is Rayo’s main concern as they own league’s weakest defensive record with 54 goals allowed in 30 games so far. Los Franjirojos shipped two or more goals in five of last six league matches.
Given they are up against red-hot Valencia, it’s hard to see any other scenario but the away win coming here. We see a huge value in backing the Bats to win at 1.90 odds, while you can alternatively go with Valencia to net two or more goals on the evening at 1.83.
Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia: Bet Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Valencia Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).