Sevilla vs Rayo Vallecano
Spain – La Liga
Date: Thursday, 25th April 2019
Kick-off at 18.30 UK/ 19.30 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla).
Eternal rivals Sevilla and Valencia both find themselves in the Europa League zone, battling it out to get into the top-four replacing Getafe. With five match-days remaining both have posted the same number of points on the board, but since Valencia is on the road against Atletico Madrid this week, while Sevilla is at home, and is hosting a relegation-battler, fans feel this is the time to pull off from the pack.
Vallecano has one of the worst defenses in the competition and has been out-conceded by only Levante. With 15 more points to play for, the team needs to overcome a deficit of six points to escape from the relegation zone. The bad forms of Girona and Levante, the final two safe teams as of now, provide hope to Rayo.
Sevilla vs Rayo Vallecano Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last eight games returned seven Sevilla wins.
- The last four matches saw Sevilla score two or more goals.
- Sevilla won the last six meetings at this venue.
- 100% of encounters at this venue have witnessed the home teams scoring two or more goals.
Sevilla vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction
Sevilla will not get a better chance to secure their Champions League future. The team which currently sits in the 6th spot in the table, can jump to the 4th, and thus earn an entry into Europe’s premier competition, with a surplus of just two points. The two teams above them, Valencia and Getafe, are taking on Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid respectively, while Sevilla is hosting a frontrunner to get relegated at the end of the season.
On top of that, Sevilla won seven of the last eight h2h encounters and the last six at this venue. Importantly, Sevilla has a 100% unbeaten record at home and has scored two or more goals in every attempt at home. Going on, only Levante has conceded more goals than Rayo this season, and the team lost their last six away ties in succession while conceding twice or more in every one of it. Also, they remained winless in 17 of their last 20 road trips.
Expect an easy home win this week for Sevilla.
Sevilla vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips
Sevilla to Score in the First Half @ 1.44 (4/9)
Half Time Result: Sevilla to Win @ 1.80 (4/5).