Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano meet at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in a match for the 34 th round of the First Division. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 19-08-2018, Sevilla won out by (1-4). The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 matches. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 52 points won, after 15 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Real Betis, by (3-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Getafe, by (3-0). 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 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 15 conceded. In the last 10 home league matches Sevilla has a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 20 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 14 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 16 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Sevilla left for this game with a defeat, 3-0, in the Getafe field trip, placing a final point to the three consecutive wins in the Italian championship. Despite this, it is important to underline that the locals lost only 3 of the 16 games they played against their fans. On this day, against Rayo Vallecano, coach Joaquin Caparrós must act in the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-4-2, privileging the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. It is important to underline that Sevilla has presented several defensive weaknesses, however, the capacity in the counterattack has surprised by the positive. Wissam Ben Yedder is the great star of this formation, with 16 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Sarabia, Gonalons and Andre Silva, in addition to Escudero, this one for suspension.
After 7 wins, 7 draws and 19 losses, the away team is currently in the 19 th position of the league, with 28 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Athletic Club, by (3-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Huesca, by (0-0). 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 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches Rayo Vallecano has a record of 2 wins and 8 losses, so they have won 6 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 6 defeats in the last matches as a visitor. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 17 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 16 away matches for this competition: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Rayo Vallecano comes to this game with a draw, no goals, in the reception to Huesca, registering in this way the second game followed without winning the competition. Note that the visitors lost 7 of the last 10 games played. In this game away from home coach Paco Jémez must act with a defensive strategy, looking only for the counterattack to exploit the opponent’s back. It is important to underline that visitors have competence in fast transitions: The Baby is very fast and excellent in the transport of the ball towards the attack. On the other hand, Raúl de Tomás is the best score of Rayo Vallecano, with 14 goals scored. The change of passes between players is a negative aspect of this training. The entire template will be available for this game.