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La Liga: Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano – Match preview

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Rayo Vallecano visit Estadio de la Ceramica this coming Monday for a La Liga fixture with home side Villarreal.

Looking at the current standings in La Liga, the two teams are separated by five points.

Form: Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano

Villarreal Form

Villarreal delivered a bit of everything as their last three matches added four points to their tally. An encounter with Celta Vigo brought a 1-1 draw, which was followed by a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Girona by 1-0. The Yellow Submarine showed little mercy in their past six matches at Estadio de la Ceramica, of which they won five, drew none, and lost once. They hit the target nine times, letting in five themselves.

Rayo Vallecano Form

In their previous three outings, Rayo Vallecano lost 1-2 against Real Betis, beat Real Valladolid 0-1 and lost 0-2 against Real Sociedad. The Red Stripes won twice, while also recording two draws, and two defeats in their last six away matches in La Liga. The scoreline from these matches says nine goals were conceded and eight scored.

Betting stats and facts for Villarreal and Rayo Vallecano

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Villarreal and Rayo Vallecano played across all tournaments.

  • Villarreal have scored in 28 of the last 30 home matches
  • Villarreal have scored in the last 13 matches in a row
  • In 9 of the last 11 matches Villarreal played, both teams scored
  • Villarreal have not lost 12 of the last 14 home matches
  • Villarreal have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
  • Rayo Vallecano have scored in 14 of the last 16 away matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 Rayo Vallecano matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Rayo Vallecano have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
  • Rayo Vallecano have conceded in 9 of the last 11 matches
  • Rayo Vallecano have lost 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals

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Full-time result

Estadio de la Ceramica saw Villarreal claiming six wins out of a possible 10 across all tournaments. They drew two and lost two. Visitors Rayo Vallecano won five of their 10 latest away games, drew two, and lost three as well. Villarreal are without defeat in 5 matches on the spin. The Yellow Submarine have not lost to Rayo Vallecano in 4 consecutive meetings.

Both teams to score

Villarreal scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Rayo Vallecano scored the opening goal in four of a possible ten games. Both teams have been quite terrible at keeping their opponents at bay in recent matches. While Villarreal managed to keep a clean sheet in two of the last 10 games, Rayo Vallecano kept their opponent from scoring in two of their last 10 matches. Villarreal have scored in 6 consecutive league meetings with Rayo Vallecano.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals came out seven times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Villarreal, who scored an average of 2.3 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Rayo Vallecano, who managed to score 1.1 times in those matches.

Betting tip: Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Villarreal and Rayo Vallecano seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this La Liga match.