Rayo Vallecano vs Real Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas (Madrid).
The huge 1-0 victory over Real Madrid counted for little for Rayo Vallecano as they suffered a 4-1 disaster away at Levante in the following fixture. The loss at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia ended Los Franjirojos’ hopes for saving the top flight status as they are seven points shy of the safe zone with only two matches left to play.
The team led by Paco Jemez thus only spent one year spell of loan in the elite class of Spanish football as they will instantly return to Segunda Division next season. Rayo thus have nothing but pride to play for in last two rounds against Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo.
The story is completely opposite with the visitors who desperately need salvation points here at Estadio de Vallecas. Valladolid are just one point above the red zone line, but they have a very tough home fixture against Valencia upcoming in the last round. This is why a result here against already relegated Rayo would be of a huge significance for Sergio’s men.
Rayo Vallecano vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
Valladolid lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into 33rd encounter with Los Franjirojos.
These two likes battled it out together in the second tier of Spanish football last season when Rayo Vallecano took four points from two clashes with Pucelanos.
Just one of past five H2H games between these two outfits saw three or more goals scored.
Rayo picked up a 0-1 victory when they met Valladolid in the first half of the season at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla.
Rayo Vallecano vs Valladolid: Prediction
The visitors won two of past three league outings and they will come into this as form favourites. They lost only one of last five La Liga ties and they allowed only one goal in last three matches. It came in a narrow 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid away at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Knowing Pucelanos will play non-motivated Rayo here, the away win is the only logical betting option at the odds of 1.85. You can back the visitors to maintain the fine defensive form and keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.75.
Rayo Vallecano vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
Real Valladolid to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Real Valladolid to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).