Our betting experts preview the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Rayo Vallecano welcome Villarreal in a La Liga round 36 clash. The hosts will be motivated by the possibility of closing the gap on the visitors and climbing up the table. On the other hand, the latter could distance themselves even further with a win in this exciting round match on Thursday.
Position in the La Liga table: Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal
Looking at the La Liga standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 11 points. Rayo Vallecano cannot squeeze past Villarreal in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Villarreal, number seven on 53 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Thursday.
Current form and fixture history of Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal
Rayo Vallecano on a roll
Rayo Vallecano look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. They started taking out Barcelona in a 1-0 win, before a 1-1 draw followed against Real Sociedad. Their most recent outing resulted in a 0-0 draw in a hard-fought encounter with Getafe.
Villarreal hoping for a fresh start
Only a single point prevents Villarreal from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They came up short, losing by 2-1 and 2-3 against Deportivo Alaves and Liverpool, respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation, as they were able to hang on for a 1-1 draw against Sevilla.
Latest games between Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal
The last time the two teams faced off against each other, Villarreal came away as 2-0 winners. It was a match played at Estadio de la Ceramica back in December 2021 in the La Liga. This time around, betting on Villarreal will get you odds 1.80, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 56% chance of beating Rayo Vallecano. You can get a price of 4.20, should you wish to add the Madrid-based hosts to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Betting stats and facts for Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Rayo Vallecano have not won 9 of the last 10 home matches
- Rayo Vallecano have conceded in 9 of the last 10 home matches
- In 3 of the last 4 home matches Rayo Vallecano played, both teams scored
- Villarreal have conceded in 14 of the last 16 away matches
- In 6 of the last 8 matches Villarreal played, both teams scored
- Villarreal have not won the last 4 matches in a row
- Rayo Vallecano have not won 14 of the last 16 matches versus Villarreal
- In 7 of the last 9 Rayo Vallecano matches versus Villarreal the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 4 of the last 5 matches Rayo Vallecano versus Villarreal played, both teams scored
Players to watch in Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal
Sergi Guardiola has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Rayo Vallecano will be relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Villarreal will be looking to Arnaut Danjuma in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 3 goals in his last 6 games.
Best betting tips: Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal
To sum up, the upcoming La Liga clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the statements from above, we have come up with the main prediction for this match as well as some alternative betting tips.