Friday 01/04/2016, 20:30, Spain Primera Division, Round 31
Rayo Vallecano vs Getafe Preview
Rayo Vallecano has just lifted itself from the relegation zone, but the team is still far from feeling safe and the specter of relegation is still looming. The host could make an important step forward by claiming all three points in front of its fans when he takes on Getafe. The visitors are mired in a lengthy winless streak and with no triumph in exactly 10 rounds, they are in serious danger of playing in the second division next season.
Rayo Vallecano vs Getafe Odds
Rayo Vallecano 1.90, Draw 3.60, Getafe 4.25
Rayo Vallecano vs Getafe Tips
Getafe lost seven games in a row and allowed plenty of goals, before they finally took on Sevilla at home. The visitors failed once again to secure their first victory on the road but they came painfully close of doing so, with the tying goal coming in the last minutes of regulation time. The hosts were under pressure from start to finish, but managed to score a lucky goal and ended the losing streak.
Unfortunately for the home side, Barcelona utterly crushed them on the road and scored six unanswered goals, causing them to plunge back inside the relegation zone. The most recent results are somehow promising, because they managed to score once and scrapped the point against Eibar. It can be just a drop in an ocean, but the better than nothing Getafe hopes to build on that result.
Rayo Vallecano knows all too well how frustrating it can be to be held winless in seven games, but at least they managed to collect points during the stretch. Many matches ended undecided and some of these draws came against better teams, with this being the consequence of them playing aggressive football.
Rayo Vallecano is on the few Spanish teams that don't take any precautions and throw everything they've got at the opponents. This is particularly impressive since they don't enjoy the same reputation as Barcelona or Real Madrid, who can afford to play aggressively because opponents are downright frightened. Overall, the strategy backfired more often than it succeeded, hence their relegation problems.
- Rayo Vallecano has won five games on the road and all victories came against teams in the second half.
- Getafe has the worst record on the road in the Spanish first division and scored just nine goals.
Rayo Vallecano vs Getafe Prediction
This is one of the rare occasions when Rayo Vallecano is actually credited with the first chance at winning the match and has a decent opportunity at winning by two goals for more. They will play aggressively as they always do, while having very little to fear from Getafe. Bet365 offers great odds of 1.90 for the hosts to prevail and these are only going to get worse as kickoff draws near, so bet now.
Bet: Rayo Vallecano @ 1.90 with Bet365