Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction & Match Preview

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano La Liga prediction by Leaguelane

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 12 December 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Cerámica.

Villarreal will entertain Rayo Vallecano at the Estadio de la Cerámica this Sunday afternoon in a La Liga fixture. Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis here.

Newly promoted Rayo Vallecano have turned out to be a menacing opposition for any La Liga team as they find themselves in the top half of the table.

Defending Europa League champions Villarreal meanwhile have slumped from their 7th place finish in the preceding season and are now occupying a bottom half of the table position.

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Head-to-head

  • The Red Sashes have just 1 win against this side since 2000.
  • Both teams have scored in 4 of their preceding 5 meetings.
  • 3 or more goals were scored in those fixtures.
  • 6 of the visitors’ previous trips to this venue ended in defeats.

Analysis

The Yellow Submarine did start the season with 7 matches without a defeat. However, they were able to take just 12 points as the side had registered 5 draws from those fixtures. Things only got worse for the club as they have registered just 1 win since then.

They are currently 13th in the league just 4 points clear of relegation. The club should qualify to the knockouts of the UCL as long as they avoid defeat against Atalanta on matchday 6.

The Vallecans have stood no chance against teams higher in the table. However, they have been unforgiving against teams that are lower in the table and have managed to pick up a few points against mid-table sides as well. This sees them sitting 6th in the La Liga, 4 points behind 2nd place Sevilla. 

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction

The visitors have pulled off some amazing results this season. However, their record away from home is far from perfect. With that being said one has to consider that 4 of their 5 losses this season have come against teams within the top 5 positions in the table. 

To add to that the hosts are in the midst of a disappointing run of games having lost 3 of their last 4 games. I do not see them registering a dominant win this Sunday.

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips

  • Rayo Vallecano +1.0 Asian Handicap @ 1.57 odds.
  • Half time correct score: 0-0 @ 2.75 odds.