Rayo Vallecano – Espanyol SOCCER PICKS
Rayo Vallecano and Espanyol meet at Estadio del Rayo Vallecano (of Vallecas Teresa Riv, in a match for the 7 th round of the First Division.) In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 defeat in the last 3 matches, however, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 10-23-2015, for the Primera División, which ended with Rayo Vallecano’s victory by (3-0) The goals of the match were scored by Roberto Trashorras (36 ‘) and Javi Guerra (76’ e 78 ‘) for Rayo Vallecano, in which the home advantage may be decisive, as Espanyol presents considerable differences in their home results. and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Deportivo Alavés, by (1-5). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Real Sociedad, by (2-2). 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 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Rayo Vallecano has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Rayo Vallecano enters this game motivated, after a 2-2 draw, outsiders, on the visit to Real Sociedad’s field: the goals of the team were scored by Trejo and Advíncula. It is possible that the local team prefers the right flank to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by the Kakuta end. Despite being a team that likes to play in their own midfield, it also gets out very easily for the counterattack. Raúl de Tómas is one of the best Rayo Vallecano scorers, with 1 goal scored. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on Verde, Moreno and Luismi, for being injured.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 5 th position, with 10 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Real Madrid, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Eibar, by (1-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last 10 away matches Espanyol has won 7, tied 1 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition.
Espanyol enter this day after a home win, 1-0, at the reception at Eibar: the goal of the three points was marked by Beautiful. The Spaniard Sergio García is responsible for putting the adversary’s defenses into meaning, with the highest quality being the end. The greatest valencia of the visitors are the counterattacks, being that it has fast and strong players in the hand to hand: Piatti is very fast and strong in the offensive transition. The technician of the strangers will not be able to count on David Lopez, to be injured.