Rayo Vallecano vs Elche
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-Off at 11.00 UK
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas, Madrid.
Rayo Vallecano and Elche will enter their last 32 round of Copa del Rey tie in entirely opposite spirits.
There is a whole division separating the two sides, but the one featuring the lower class actually comes into the clash as a favourite.
Los Franjirojos have been flying high recently and they will certainly be looking to take advantage of the momentum and see off the higher-division opposition en route to the last 16 round of the competition.
The team led by Andoni Iraola won four on the trot across competitions, netting at least two goals in each of the victories along the way. Rayo have also won nine of the last eleven games on the home patch in all competitions. Their rivals are winless in the last eleven outings in Primera Division, a thread that keeps them third from bottom in the league ladder at the moment.
Rayo Vallecano vs Elche Head-to-head
While the form speaks in Rayo’s favour, the head to head tradition is completely on the side of Elche. The visitors have lost just 1 of 18 H2H meetings with Los Franjirojos. They have won as many as 13 games in the process.
It is worth mentioning that each of the last four H2H encounters between the two outfits saw both sides scoring. Elche celebrated a 2-3 victory when they last visited Estadio de Vallecas in March last year.
Rayo Vallecano vs Elche Prediction
It is hard to recognize the value in the 2.15 odds offered by the bookies on the home win here knowing they managed to beat Elche no more than once in 18 matches. Nevertheless, we can’t find the reason to back the away win either given the fact Elche are winless in eleven straight league outings.
They took only two points in the last five La Liga affairs and they will travel to Madrid off the back of a tough 1-3 home defeat to the likes of Getafe. The draw thus looks to be the way to go at the 3.10 odds, while the BTTS is delicious at 2.00 odds.
Rayo Vallecano vs Elche Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.10
Both teams to score @ 2.00.