Sunday 01/02/2016, 20:30, Spain Primera Division, Round 22
Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano Preview
One week after denying Valencia victory at home, Rayo Vallecano start and other match in a strong fashion and scored early in the game. By halftime, they were already three games ahead of Celta Vigo and a dedicated the remaining 45 minutes to defending the lead. If they managed to pull off something similar against Deportivo their chances to avoid relegation will improve significantly.
Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano Odds
Deportivo 1.80, Draw 3.40, Rayo Vallecano 5.00
Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano Tips
Deportivo achieve something almost incredible by avoiding defeat for two straight months and as a result climbed all the way to the sixth place. Unfortunately for them, 2016 was largely disappointing and the team is still searching for its first victory after six games. Three defeats and just as many draws are hardly the way to start the new year, but there are reasons to expect a better outcome tonight.
The home side still misses three players, but they are evenly scattered across all three departments, so it should be easier to replace them. The emphasis is on strengthening the back line, because Deportivo allowed at least one goal in all the games played this year, while scoring few of its own.
Rayo Vallecano is ravaged by injuries and it is nothing short of a miracle that they managed to play so well over the last two weeks. Elimination from Copa del Rey is going to help them rest key players, so they will avoid picking up additional injuries. Even so, the fact that the backline Mrs. three players is going to be a huge problem if the home side decided to play offensive football.
Rayo Vallecano has the reputation of playing aggressively both at home and on the road, but this is rather a consequence of their inability to defend narrow lead. As long as they got a chance at scoring goals, they will keep chasing it, even if this means that large breaches will appear in their defenses.
- Rayo Vallecano won just once on the road, while Deportivo lost two out of 10 games at home.
- In 9 head to head games played in La Coruna, the hosts were invincible and six games ended undecided.
Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction
The biggest threat for punters contemplating the possibility of betting on this fixture is for the game to end undecided. This was the outcome of six head to head games, but as long as 18bet offers odds of 1.80, it is worth considering such a bet. The hosts are virtual he at full strength, while the visitors have six players injured and a couple of footballers doubtful, so they are unlikely to play at 100%.
Bet: Deportivo @ 1.80 with 188bet