Rayo Vallecano vs. Valencia

Rayo Vallecano vs. Valencia Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Rayo Vallecano is set to face Valencia at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas in a match that pits two teams with 20 points from their 17 La Liga matches this season against each other.

Rayo Vallecano enters this game after a 1-0 defeat to Osasuna, while Valencia comes off a 1-1 draw with Barcelona at Mestalla.

Match Preview

Rayo Vallecano’s winless streak extended to seven matches after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Osasuna, leaving them with 20 points from four wins, eight draws, and five losses in 11th place.

Despite their struggles, they’ve managed to secure four draws in their last seven matches. Scoring goals has been a challenge for Rayo, registering only 16 goals this season.

Valencia also stands at 20 points from 17 games, secured from five wins, five draws, and seven losses, placing them in 10th position.

They’ve faced a five-game winless run in La Liga, their last league victory being a 1-0 win against Granada in November.

In their last league encounter, Rayo won 2-1 against Valencia in the previous season’s corresponding fixture.

However, their most recent clash at Mestalla ended in a 1-1 draw in April.

Team News

Rayo Vallecano’s manager Francisco might tweak the attack, possibly introducing Sergio Camello and Randy Nteka. Oscar Trejo remains a doubt due to a muscular problem.

Valencia’s Jose Gaya will miss the game due to a muscular issue, and Andre Almeida might also be unavailable with a back problem.

However, Gabriel Paulista and Javi Guerra are set to return from suspensions, potentially bolstering the starting lineup.

Predicted Lineups

Rayo Vallecano: (4-4-2)

Dimitrievski;

Balliu, Mumin, Lejeune, Espino;

Palazon, Ciss, Valentin, A Garcia;

Nteka, Camello

Valencia: (4-5-1)

Mamardashvili;

Correia, Paulista, Mosquera, Vazquez;

F Perez, Guillamon, Guerra, Pepelu, D Lopez;

Duro

Prediction: Rayo Vallecano 1-1 Valencia

Given both teams’ recent form and their equal points in the league, a close contest is expected. With their shared history of draws and similar struggles, it’s challenging to separate them.

Hence, a low-scoring draw might be on the cards.

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