Confrontation between the two favorites for direct promotion.
The recently released Espanyol has the largest budget and has kept most of the players, as well as some reinforcement. He starts as a favorite and is showing it with four wins and a draw he is the leader. He has not yet conceded a goal, but the statistics are there to be broken.
Rayo started well, they are sixth in the standings, they have won three and lost two. They have scored 7 goals and received 5. Their coach Iraola has not achieved a stable defense, but as the league progresses he will get the unbeatable block that will put them in the top 4 at least.
I think it will be a 1-1 or 2-1 game in favor of either of them, but I doubt that either of them will keep a clean sheet.