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Fenerbahce vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions, Odds, and Picks
Both teams have restarted their preparation for the continuation of the season after the short break.
Fenerbahce to Win
Fenerbahce did well for the first part of the Super Lig season but felt disappointed with the way they finished their last match before the World Cup break losing to Giresunspor. They are missing a few players but will be eager to get back on track before the season restarts.
Over 2.5 Goals
Rayo Vallecano is not a team that usually scores a lot of goals, they are a defensive-minded team that likes to counter their opponents, but this season they are doing well in the scoring department as well. They are in the upper part of the La Liga rankings. Fenerbahce did have some high-scoring games this season, but with some unavailable players, and after the short vacation, they might be a little tired at the start of this short preparation period.
Important information about Fenerbahce vs Rayo Vallecano
Fenerbahce's last five league matches: WWWWL
Rayo Vallecano's last five league matches: DWWWD
Who will take the forward position at Fenerbahce?
With Michy Batshuayi and Enner Valencia unavailable for the World Cup, Fenerbahce coach Jorge Jesus will look to test other options up front. Joao Pedro and Serdar Dursun should get the nod, but as it is a friendly match we are expecting a lot of substitutions. Enner Valencia has had a massive influence on the Super Lig leaders scoring 13 goals and making him the best scorer in the league. Fenerbahce has the most wins this season with nine, and they are deservedly the top-ranked team in the league, but only with a two-point cushion in front of their biggest rivals Galatasaray. However, losing to Giresunspor who is in the bottom section of the rankings disappointed the team, and the fans alike. It was only their second loss of the season.
Fenerbahce's probable starting lineup: Bayindir, Alioski, Szalai, Aziz, Kadioglu, Arao, Mor, Crespo, Kahveci, Joao Pedro, Serdar Dursun.
Rayo Vallecano has been one of the surprising packages in La Liga this season, they are eighth in the league table, and a few weeks ago beat Real Madrid 3-2 in one of their highest-scoring games of the season. They are a different kind of team when it comes to scoring goals. They have 20 for the season so far, but they don't have a single striker who stands out which is not a bad thing, because the whole team gives its due, so the results are positive. Isi Palazon, Alvaro Garcia, and Florian Lejeune are their top scorers with three goals each. Palazon also has three assists to his name. Rayo was one of the teams that didn't want the season to take a break, they were playing good football, and going undefeated for their past six league matches.
Rayo Vallecano's probable starting lineup: Dimitrievski, Fran Garcia, Catena, Lejeune, Balliu, Valentin, Comesana, Garcia, Lopez, Palazon, Falcao.
Fenerbahce: Michy Batshuayi and Enner Valencia are at the World Cup. Luan Peres and Nazim Sanagare are injured.
Rayo Vallecano: No news to report.
Fenerbahce vs Rayo Vallecano Questions & Answers
- Where is the game being played? – Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul
- When is the kick-off? – 17:00 BST, 18:00 CET
- Did they ever meet before? – No, this is their first match