Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the La Liga match between Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
This Saturday, Athletic Bilbao will play host to Rayo Vallecano at the San Mames in a round 15 La Liga match.
Athletic Bilbao are number 5 in the La Liga table with 25 points after 14 matches. Rayo Vallecano rank as number 10 with 19 points after 14 matches played.
Team form: Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano
Athletic Bilbao Form
In their last three matches, Athletic Bilbao won 2-3 against Villarreal and then 4-3 over Celta Vigo, before drawing 1-1 against Girona. Athletic Bilbao managed a strong return of four wins from their previous six matches on home soil in the La Liga, where they also drew twice and lost none. They scored 18 goals and conceded nine times.
Rayo Vallecano Form
Rayo Vallecano have been a tad mediocre in their last three matches where a win has failed to come their way. Against Real Madrid, they gained a point in a 0-0 draw, before coming up short against Girona, who ran out 1-2 winners. Lately, they managed to steal a point in a 1-1 with Barcelona. Rayo Vallecano claimed two wins against three draws and one defeat in their last six away matches in the La Liga. The scoreline from these matches reads three goals conceded and five scored.
Betting stats for Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano played across all tournaments.
- In the last 6 Athletic Bilbao home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 7 of the last 8 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Athletic Bilbao have lost the last 3 matches in a row and both teams scored at the same time
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
- In the last 4 matches in a row Athletic Bilbao played, both teams scored
- Rayo Vallecano have not lost 11 of the last 12 matches
- Rayo Vallecano have not lost 12 of the last 14 away matches
- Rayo Vallecano have scored in 10 of the last 12 matches
- Rayo Vallecano have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
- In the last 3 Rayo Vallecano matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Players in form: Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano
Bebe shows decent form right now for Rayo Vallecano, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the La Liga. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Athletic Bilbao, who are strong favorites this coming Saturday. Siding with Gorka Guruzeta also looks like a nice prospect as he scored three goals in his last six La Liga matches.
Popular betting markets: Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano
Athletic Bilbao are without defeat in six home matches in La Liga on the spin. At the San Mames, Athletic Bilbao claimed five wins in their previous 10 home games across all tournaments. They drew three times and suffered defeat in two of these outings. Rayo Vallecano won four of their last 10 games away, drew five, and lost one.
Both teams to score
Both teams have scored in the last four Athletic Bilbao games in La Liga. Athletic Bilbao managed to open the scoreline in no less than six of their previous 10 games. Their opponents, Rayo Vallecano, performed a similar feat as they scored the opener in six of their last 10 games. Rayo Vallecano have scored in three consecutive meetings with Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames.
In the last ten matches for Athletic Bilbao in all competitions, there were more than 2.5 goals in seven of them, with an average of 1.9 goals scored by Athletic Bilbao. Rayo Vallecano had more than 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches in all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.6 goals in these matches.
Betting tip: Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano
To summarize, the upcoming La Liga clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.