Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction & Match Preview

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 17th March 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villareal).

Rayo is quite easily the worst team in the competition at the moment. They simply can’t cope up with the demands of the top flight of the Spanish division. They remain the only squad that has lost the last five games in a row. And with the season about to enter its final phase, they are locked in for relegation.

Villarreal is desperately running away from a boot to the lower division. As of now, they are the last safe team in the table and holds just a single-point surplus over the cut-off. A game at home, against the current worst team in the league, is surely a blessing from heaven for the team.

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

  • It’s been five years since a visiting team won an h2h tie.
  • 10 of the last 11 games had the home teams scoring two or more goals.
  • Villarreal has never failed to score at home.
  • The hosts managed two or more goals in the last five meetings at this venue.
  • The last and only time Rayo won at this venue was 20 years back.

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction

Rayo was winless in 16 of their last 20 away games and lost eight of their last eleven. The team is currently on a six-match losing streak and conceded two or more goals in five of the last six. They repeated the feat in eight of their last twelve away ties too.

Villarreal, on the other hand, was unbeaten in eight of their last ten matches and won the last three in a row. They also scored two or more goals in all these three. At home, they remained invincible in 13 of their last 16 attempts.

Moreover, Villarreal won the last five h2h matches at this venue and scored two or more goals in all of them. Nine of the last eleven overall h2h wins belong to the same team, and the last time Rayo won at this venue was back in 2000.

Ten of the last eleven h2h games had the home team scoring two or more goals, and importantly, Rayo has conceded the most number of goals in the competition.

Expect the hosts to win, and to record at least two goals this Sunday.

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips

  • Villarreal to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Villarreal @ 1.60 (3/5).