Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 21/05/2023

Rayo Vallecano
21/05/23 - 13:00

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Espanyol

Rayo Vallecano - Espanyol

Spain Primera Liga - Estadio de Vallecas

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Struggling in the relegation zone, Espanyol are all set to visit Rayo Vallecano in the next fixture on Saturday, 21 May. The Red Sashes come into this game after losing to Real Betis and the White and Blues tasted defeat against Barcelona.

Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

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Over 2.5 Total Goals

Rayo Vallecano has notched only six goals in the last five matches in La Liga. However, the Red Sashes’ front line has been admirable at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, scoring nine goals in the same number of home games. On the other hand, Espanyol has also found the back of the net seven times in the last five league outings. White and Blues have allowed 11 goals at the back in the same duration. Furthermore, three of the previous five H2Hs of these teams at Vallecano’s home have gone Over 2.5 Goals. Following these statistics, we predict this game to feature another total of Over 2.5 Goals.

Both Teams to Score

Despite losing three of the last four games, Espanyol managed to get on the score sheet in all of those matches. On the other hand, Rayo Vallecano has also rattled the net in all of the previous five fixtures at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas. However, the Red Sashes have been unable to prevent the opposition from scoring in any of those matches. The recent H2Hs of these teams have ended without BTTS outcomes but we believe the teams to change the trend in this game.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol

View our list of the top stats for Wednesday's fixture below alongside a tool to help you choose the juiciest odds.

Head to Head

19/08/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

2

21/04/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

1

05/12/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

0

24/07/21

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Espanyol

Espanyol

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

2

31/01/21

Spain Segunda SEG

Espanyol

Espanyol

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

2

3

Last Five - Rayo Vallecano

25/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

1

0

L

19/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Barcelona

Barcelona

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

3

0

L

15/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Granada

Granada

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

1

2

W

12/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valencia

Valencia

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

0

0

D

05/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Almeria

Almeria

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

1

0

L

Last Five - Espanyol

23/06/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Oviedo

Oviedo

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

2

W

16/06/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Oviedo

Oviedo

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

0

L

13/06/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

09/06/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

1

W

02/06/24

Spain Segunda SEG

FC Cartagena

FC Cartagena

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

3

W

Ahead of this exciting game, let's take a closer look at the average odds:

Rayo Vallecano odds: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%

Draw odds: 47/20 (3.35) – 29.9%

Espanyol odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%

Neither Rayo Vallecano nor Espanyol has the form to come out as outright favourites. It is the hosts, who have the bookmakers' blessing to claim the points in front of their home support. At odds of 6/5 (2.20), the probability of the Madrid club winning is 45.5%. Neither defence has been able to keep rivals at bay and both teams to score is a much more valuable punt at odds of 4/5 (1.80) with an implied probability of 55.6%.

Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol Team News, Recent Form, and Possible Lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for the La Liga contest between Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol below.

Rayo Vallecano

The Red Sashes continued their losing sequence of away outings with a 3-1 defeat to Real Betis. Santi Comesana responded with a strike in the 52nd minute following a 2-0 trail in the first half. But Betis managed to cement their lead in stoppage time through Borja Iglesias. The team’s preparation for this game is less than ideal with Radamel Falcao missing the game due to injury.

Rayo Vallecano Predicted Lineup:

Raúl de Tomás, Stole Dimitrievski, Ivan Balliu, Fran García, Abdul Mumin, Alejandro Catena, Óscar Trejo, Álvaro García, Óscar Valentín, Isi Palazón, Santi Comesaña..

Espanyol

A late surge from White and Blues saw them score two goals against Barcelona after 70 minutes through Javi Puado and Joselo. However, their valiant effort was unable to prevent them from defeat, conceding four goals from Lewandowski’s brace, and Bale and Jules Kounde’s strikes. Central midfielder Keide Bare will miss out on the upcoming challenge when the team are desperate to get rid of the relegation zone.

Espanyol Predicted Lineup:

Fernando Pacheco, Leandro Cabrera, Sergi Gómez, Brian Oliván, César Montes, Óscar Gil, Denis Suárez, Sergi Darder, Nicolás Melamed, Joselu, Martin Braithwaite.

Player to Watch: Martin Braithwaite

The Dane is known for his attacking prowess and will be putting it to good use against the Madrid natives. Braithwaite is a dynamic forward who poses a constant threat to opposing defences and is reliving his best form after moving from Barcelona. Rayo Vallecano will have to be wary of his ability to find the back of the net in this duel. He has scored 9 goals in the current campaign, more than what he managed in his best year for La Blaugrana. In addition to his scoring ability, his intelligent movement and strong work ethic makes him a constant thorn in the opposition's third.

Starting Lineups

Teams usually release their starting lineups one hour before the game starts.

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano
4-4-2
1
Stole Dimitrievski
mk
20
Ivan Balliu
al
21
Pathe Ciss
sn
Substitutes
9
Falcao
co
16
Abdul Mumin
gh
19
Salvi Sanchez
es

Espanyol

Espanyol
5-3-2
6
Leandro Cabrera
uy
10
Sergi Darder
es
9
Mato Joselu
es
Substitutes
8
Keidi Bare
al
23
Cesar Montes
mx
12
Vinicius de Souza Costa
br

Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol – Frequent Questions

Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol

  • Where is the game being televised? Arena Spor, Nova Sports, Optus Sport (Aus), PrimeTel, Spiler2 TV, SuperSport, TV2 Sport Premium, TV2 Sport X (Den), Viaplay (UK).
  • Who is the bookmakers' favourite to win? Rayo Vallecano@ odds of 6/5 (2.20).
  • What was the last Head to Head result? 2-0 to Rayo Vallecano.

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