Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal Prediction & Match Preview

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Campo de Futbol de Vallecas (Madrid).

With the kind of form Villarreal have been on since December, and coupling that with the fact that they play a whole league higher than that of their counterparts, it would be hard for Vallecano to make any kind of impact on the pitch this Wednesday.

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Villarreal won 3-1.
  • Ten of the former twelve wins went to Villarreal.
  • Since 2001, the hosts have won just twice at this stadium.
  • Five of the previous seven clashes at this venue saw the guests scoring twice or more.

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal Prediction

Rayo Vallecano played things pretty close to the chest the last match-day, as they hosted Betis. The visitors were leading 1-2 even in the 118th minute, after the match went into extra time.

However, to wide spread cheers from the crowd, the home team equalized with mere seconds left on the clock, and they went on to win the penalty shootout as well.

Meanwhile, Villarreal delivered a flawless second half performance on the road against Girona, to get a ticket to the Round of 16. The scoreline was 0-3, in favor of the Yellow Submarines, and all three goals came in the latter 45 minutes.

Speaking about the result of this upcoming encounter, take into consideration that Villarreal are, and have been a major presence in the La Liga for quite a long time. They are usual contenders for the European spots, and regularly give out incredible performances against some of the best teams in the world.

On the other hand, Vallecano are stuck in the Segunda, and even there, they are at best a mid-table team. 

On top of that, Villarreal have been on ferocious form from the second half of December, that they have won every single game since then, bar once. To make it precise, the team has won seven of their former eight games, and on the road, they are on a six-match winning run.

In addition, they have scored twice or more in six of their previous eight fixtures, and away from home they are on a scoring streak of 22 match-ups, and did so twice or more in the last six in a row.

It also deserves mentioning that Vallecano have a total of just five wins in front of their home crowd, from their past fifteen attempts.

Going on, it’s been four years since the Yellow Submarines have last lost an h2h clash, and in fact, they have recorded ten of the previous twelve such wins as well. 

Additionally, at this venue, only twice have Vallecano won against this opponent in the last 20 years, and and they have conceded twice or more in five of the preceding seven h2h battles here.

Also do note that only once have Villarreal failed to score against this rival since 2001, and they in fact have scored two or more goals in ten of the previous twelve face-to-face meetings.

Taking these factors into consideration, we arrive to the conclusion that Villarreal are on course to record a comfortable win this Wednesday, and keeping in line with their impressive form, they will get on top of things right away.

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal Betting Tips

  • Villarreal to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
  • Villarreal to Score in First Half @ 1.90 (9/10).