Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano prediction, odds & betting tips – 02/12/2023

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Spain Primera Liga - San Mames Stadium

Two sides who adopt a relatively similar approach to football clash at San Mames this Saturday. Our Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano prediction looks at the likely outcome of this game with the hosts hoping to close in on the top four. Here are our La Liga betting tips for this showdown in the Basque Country.

Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both teams to score

  • The last 4 La Liga matches involving Athletic have all seen both teams score.
  • 5 of Rayo’s last 7 outings in the Spanish top flight have also produced goals at each end.

Athletic are the firm favourites here when it comes to the Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano odds, but there’s plenty of reason to think the visitors will be competitive and create chances. They caused problems for Barcelona last weekend, extending their unbeaten streak against the Catalan giants to 5 matches.

Latest odds

Head to Head

05/03/23

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

0

17/09/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

3

2

23/01/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

1

21/09/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

1

2

14/04/19

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

3

2

Last Five - Athletic Bilbao

19/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Girona

Girona

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

2

3

W

12/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Almeria

Almeria

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

0

D

07/02/24

Spain Copa del Rey Spain

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

1

W

02/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Mallorca

Mallorca

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

4

W

28/01/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Cadiz

Cadiz

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

0

0

D

Last Five - Rayo Vallecano

18/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

1

1

D

11/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Mallorca

Mallorca

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

2

1

L

05/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Sevilla

Sevilla

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

2

1

L

31/01/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

2

1

L

27/01/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

0

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 4/7 (1.57) – 63.6%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.0%
  • AWAY: 19/4 (5.75) – 17.4%

In addition to our Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano betting tips, Gorka Guruzeta is favourite to score first at 9/2 (5.5), an implied probability of 18.2%. You can also back over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73), a probability of 57.9%.

Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano prediction – Other tips

Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Rayo Vallecano

  • Our Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano prediction takes into account the home team’s strong form with 8 points and 10 goals in their last 4 league outings.
  • The home team’s attacking players are all in good form with the Williams brothers excelling on the two flanks while Oihan Sancet and Gorka Guruzeta are additional goal threats.

Athletic Bilbao to win by 1 goal

  • Rayo Vallecano have been beaten by more than one goal on just one occasion this season.
  • Athletic have scored in both halves of 71% of their home games.

Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano team news

Athletic Bilbao

There aren’t many notable absentees in the predicted Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano lineups with both sides near full strength. Yeray Alvarez and Dani Garcia are carrying injuries still for the hosts though and will play no part.

Predicted Lineup: Simon, Lekue, Paredes, Vivian, De Marcos, Vesga, Ruiz de Galarreta, Nico Williams, Sancet, Iñaki Williams, Guruzeta

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo’s only concerns ahead of this match are in central defence. Aridane Hernandez and Abdul Mumin are both carrying injuries and visiting boss Francisco will be hoping one of them can make it to partner Florian Lejeune at centre-back here.

Predicted Lineup: Dimitrievski (GK), Espino, Mumin, Lejeune, Balliu, Ciss, Valentin, Alvaro Garcia, Unai Lopez, Isi Palazon, Camello

Lineups will appear around 60 minutes before kick off.

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao
4-2-3-1
1
Unai Simon
es
18
Oscar De Marcos
es
3
Dani Vivian
es
4
Aitor Paredes
es
15
Inigo Lekue
es
6
Mikel Vesga
es
16
Inigo Ruiz De Galarreta
es
9
Inaki Williams
gh
8
Oihan Sancet
es
11
Nico Williams
es
12
Gorka Guruzeta
es
21
Ander Herrera
es
Substitutes
7
Alex Berenguer
es
30
Unai Gomez Echevarria
es
23
Peru Nolaskoain
es
24
Benat Prados Diaz
es
19
Imanol Garcia de Albeniz
es
13
Julen Agirrezabala
es
29
Malcom Adu
es
10
Iker Muniain
es
20
Asier Villalibre
es
22
Raul Garcia
es
17
Yuri Berchiche
es

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano
4-1-4-1
23
u00d3scar Valentu00edn
es
34
Sergio Camello
es
1
Stole Dimitrievski
mk
20
Ivan Balliu
al
16
Abdul Mumin
gh
24
Florian Lejeune
fr
12
Alfonso Espino
uy
21
Pathe Ciss
sn
7
Isi Palazon
es
17
Unai Lopez
es
18
Alvaro Garcia
es
Substitutes
9
Falcao
co
8
Oscar Trejo
ar
3
Pep Chavarria
es
13
Dani Cardenas
es
19
Jorge De Frutos Sebastian
es
4
Martin Pascual
es
11
Randy Nteka
fr
10
Bebe
cv
14
Kike Perez
es
22
Raul De Tomas
es
6
Jose Pozo
es
2
Andrei Ratiu
ro

Player to watch – Nico Williams

Nico Williams was heavily linked with Aston Villa in the summer but opted to continue his development at Athletic and he’s looking good right now having recently returned from injury. The skillful winger has registered 5 assists in 11 appearances this season.


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Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.