Huesca – Rayo Vallecano SOCCER PICKS
Huesca and Rayo Vallecano meet at El Alcoraz Stadium, in a match for the 4th round of the First Division. The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 24-02-2018, ended with the victory of Rayo Vallecano by (3-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, as the Rayo Vallecano presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 14th position, with 4 points won. In their last match, they lost with Barcelona out by (8-2), after in the previous match they tied for (2-2) away, in a match against Athletic Club. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Huesca have won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
The Huesca is a club that is in its first season in the Spanish first division and that was already runner-up in the Liga Adelante (second national division), in the season of 2017/18. In this new season, the team is making a somewhat irregular start in the First Division and has won four of the twelve points played so far, occupying the fourteenth position, very close to the relegation zone. In the last five games that Huesca played in their stadium, if we count all the official and friendly matches, they scored more than 1.5 goals in four. We believe that in this game the Huesca will once again play an offensively intense game with several goals, to play against their fans and against an opponent of the same level or even lower, so it is very likely that Huesca will score goals.
The away team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with no points won, after 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Sevilla, by (1-4). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Atlético Madrid, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Rayo Vallecano has won 4 and lost 6. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 30 of the last 48 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
Rayo Vallecano is a club that was never a champion of the First Division. The only title of the club was Liga Adelante (2nd Spanish Division) of 2017/18, title that earned him the promotion to the first division of Spanish football. In this season 2018/19 of the First Division, Rayo Vallecano did not start in the best way, since he was defeated in both games. In one of them he lost by 1-4 and in the other by 1-0. But now Rayo Vallecano will have ahead of the Huesca team and the history of direct confrontations between the two teams shows matches with goals, since in the last six games between these teams have always scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that more than 1.5 goals will be scored in this match.