Getafe vs Rayo Vallecano Match Analysis & Prediction
12/02/2023 4:00 pm
Rayo Vallecano will be looking to make it three La Liga wins on the bounce when they travel to Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Sunday to face Getafe.
While the hosts sit 19th in La Liga standings after collecting just 18 points from 20 matches this season, the visitors are currently fifth in the table, just three points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid.
Getafe had suffered four straight La Liga defeats ahead of their trip to Atletico last weekend, but they managed to secure an impressive point at Wanda Metropolitano.
A record of four wins, six draws and 10 losses from 20 matches has earned them 18 points, which is only enough for 19th place in the table, two points behind Valencia in 17th.
However, there is still plenty of football to be played before the end of the season, and they now have two huge home games against Rayo Valecano and Valencia before ending the month away to Villarreal.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ side have finished 15th in their last two La Liga campaigns, but they have only played outside of the Spain’s top flight for one season since 2004, so it would be a surprise to see them relegated.
While Getafe are currently focusing on escaping the bottom three, Rayo Valecano have their sights on what would be a remarkable top-four finish, with Los Franjirrojos continuing to impress.
Andoni Iraola’s side have never finished higher than eighth in La Liga, but they are currently in fifth place on 32 points, just three behind fourth-placed Atletico ahead of the next set of fixtures.
Rayo Vallecano have won three of their last four league matches, including their last two against Villarreal and Almeria, beating the latter on Monday through an own goal from Rodrigo Ely and a strike from Alvaro Garcia.
However, they are only three points clear of ninth-plced Osasuna, so their position in the table could change quickly if they were to suffer a couple of disappointing results.
Los Franjirrojos actually have the fifth-best away record in La Liga this season, picking up 15 points from 10 matches, while they are unbeaten in their last three top-flight games with Getafe.
Getafe vs. Rayo Vallecano Head to head
In the 22 previous meetinngs between these two teams across all competitions, Getafe have claimed eight victories while Rayo Vallecano have won 11, and they have drawn in three. Rayo have scored 30 goals and conceded 21 in the process.
21/10/2018Rayo Vallecano1Getafe2La Liga
23/02/2019Getafe2Rayo Vallecano1La Liga
18/09/2021Rayo Vallecano3Getafe0La Liga
08/05/2022Getafe0Rayo Vallecano0La Liga
14/10/2022Rayo Vallecano0Getafe0La Liga
Getafe Team News
Getafe will be without Djene Dakonam through suspension due to the yellow crd that he picked up in the early stages of the 1-1 draw with Atletico last time out.
Juan Iglesias and Fabrizio Angileri are also out through injury, but Luis Milla and Carles Alena are expected to keep hold of their midfield roles for this game.
Getafe's Last 5 Matches
28/01/2023Getafe0Real Betis1La Liga
04/02/2023Atletico Madrid1Getafe1La Liga
Rayo Vallecano Team News
Alvaro Garcia capped an impressive substitute appearance with a goal against Almeria last time out, and the attacker could now replace Andres Martin in the Rayo starting lineup.
Raul de Tomas and Radamel Falcao are among the attacking options in reserve, but Sergio Camello is again likely to be given the nod at centre-forward for the first whistle here.
Rayo Vallecano's Last 5 Matches
08/01/2023Rayo Vallecano1Real Betis2La Liga
14/01/2023Real Valladolid0Rayo Vallecano1La Liga
21/01/2023Rayo Vallecano0Real Sociedad2La Liga
30/01/2023Villarreal0Rayo Vallecano1La Liga
06/02/2023Rayo Vallecano2Almeria0La Liga
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