Rayo Vallecano vs Real Valladolid Match Analysis & Prediction
04/05/2023 11:00 pm
Rayo Vallecano will be looking to maintain their status in the top half of La Liga with a positive result against Real Valladolid on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Valladolid are still not completely safe from relegation following their promotion from the second tier last season.
Andoni Iraola has been in charge of Vallecano since the summer of 2020, guiding them to promotion through the playoffs before securing an impressive 12th-placed finish in their first season back at the top flight.
The 40-year-old will be determined to see his side’s solid season continue through the closing weeks of the season, with the impressive form of Sevilla one place behind them providing a credible challenge to their top-half status.
Valladolid travel to the capital only eight points behind their forthcoming opponents in the table, but they remain on the firnges of an intense relagtion battle after losing their last two matches.
With Espanyol and Getafe both only four points behind them with six matches remaining, Paulo Pezzolano’s side cannot afford to coast between now and the end of the season, as they are likely to require two victories to be near-certain of their safety.
The 40-year-old was drafted in to replace Pacheta last month, making an excellent initial impact by taking seven points from his opening three matches, before losing out to Valencia and Atletico Madrid in recent weeks.
Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Valladolid Head to head
In the 36 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Vallecano have claimed 12 victories while Valladolid have won 16, and they have drawn in eight. Valladolid have scored 55 goals and conceded 45 in the process.
05/01/2019Real Valldolid0Rayo Vallecano1La Liga
12/05/2019Rayo Vallecano1Real Valladolid2La Liga
04/08/2021Real Valladolid3Rayo Vallecano1Club Friendlies
05/08/2022Rayo Vallecano0Real Valladolid0Club Friendlies
14/01/2023Real Valladolid0Rayo Vallecano1La Liga
Rayo Vallecano Team News
Vallecano are set to remain without forward Redamel Falcao due to a muscle injury, while Florian Lejeune is suspended after being sent off during the first half of the defeat to Elche.
Iraola is likely to make several changes given the nature of that loss, with Raul de Tomas, Oscar Trejo and Abdul Mumin all hoping to receive starting berths.
Rayo Vallecano's Last 5 Matches
09/04/2023Rayo Vallecano1Atletico Madrid2La Liga
14/04/2023Rayo Vallecano2Osasuna1La Liga
22/04/2023Real Sociedad2Rayo Vallecano1La Liga
26/04/2023Rayo Vallecano2Barcelona1La Liga
29/04/2023Elche4Rayo Vallecano0La Liga
Real Valladolid Team News
Valladolid will travel without Anuar due to ligament injury, while Darwin Machis and Selim Amallah are both doubts due to minor strains.
Despite being beaten 5-2 by Atletico on Sunday, Pezzolano may choose to make very few changes to his starting lineup.
Real Valladolid's Last 5 Matches
09/04/2023Real Valladolid3Mallorca3La Liga
15/04/2023Villarreal1Real Valladolid2La Liga
22/04/2023Real Valladolid1Girona0La Liga
27/04/2023Valencia2Real Valladolid1La Liga
30/04/2023Real Valladolid2Atletico Madrid5La Liga
Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Valladolid: Odds and Predictions
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