Rayo Vallecano welcomes Mallorca at the Estadio de Vallecas this Monday in the 14th round La Liga fixture having been exceptional so far this season and will be looking to top up in the high note start to the season.
Rayo Vallecano are currently sixth in the table, just three points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid having played 13 matches. They have won 6 times, drawn just twice and have lost 5 times to get 20 points placed in the sixth position.
Rayo Vallecano have had a fine run in this campaign having been promoted from the segunda division and only the top three – Real Sociedad, Real Madrid and Sevilla have won more La Liga games than Rayo this term and they still remain unbeaten in home turf.
Rayo Vallecano will now be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-1 La Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Real Madrid before the international break. Rayo Vallecano had 45% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 on target with Falcao getting the net.
Mallorca similarly were promoted to the top flight and had an impressive start in the league. This far in the season, three wins, six draws and four defeats have seen Mallorca collect 15 points placed 13th in the standings.
Mallorca finished second in the Segunda Division last term to get a direct promotion here compared to the 6th placed opponent who received the promotion from the playoffs. Mallorca have been on a level run in the previous 4 matches including a 2-2 draw against Elche before the international break.
This is a game between two sides that know each other well and Mallorca finished above Rayo last season and each side won in the away fixture.
Rayo Vallecano vs Mallorca head to head
In the last 21 head to head encounters, Rayo won 6 times with 3 draws whereas Mallorca have won 12 times. However, Mallorca haven’t won in their last 5 games while Vallecano haven’t lost in any of their last 6 home matches.
- Vallecano 1-3 Mallorca 23/01/21
- Mallorca 0-1 Vallecano 13/09/20
- Mallorca 2-1 Vallecano 12/02/17
- Vallecano 1-0 Mallorca 11/09/16
- Mallorca 1-1 Vallecano 19/04/13
- Real Madrid 2-1 Vallecano
- Vallecano 0-0 Celta Vigo
- Vallecano 1-0 Barcelona
- Real Betis 3-2 Vallecano
- Vallecano 2-1 Elche
- Mallorca 2-2 Elche
- Cadiz 1-1 Mallorca
- Mallorca 1-1 Sevilla
- Valencia 2-2 Mallorca
- Real Sociedad 1-0 Mallorca
Rayo Vallecano team news
Martin Merquelanz and Radamel Falcao have been sidelined with injuries and will miss out.
Mallorca team news
Antonio Raillo, Takefusa Kubo and Matthew Hoppe will miss this match with injuries whereas Dominik Greif tested positive for COVID-19.
Prediction and odds
- Rayo Vallecano to win
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5