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Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds
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Calero, Fernando
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Cabrera, Leandro
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Guardiola, Sergi
Nteka, Randy
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Vidal, Aleix
Lei, Wu
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Vidal, Aleix
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Herrera, Yangel
Morlanes, Manu
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Puado, Javi
Moron, Loren
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Garcia, Francisco
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Comesana, Santi
Lopez, Unai
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Trejo, Oscar
Ciss, Pathe
Vilhena, Tonny
Ribaudo, Nicolas Melamed
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Comesana, Santi
Embarba, Adri
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Hernandez, Mario
Bare, Keidi
Embarba, Adri
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Guardiola, Sergi
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Trejo, Oscar

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Rayo Vallecano have won their last three meetings with Espanyol, including a 3-2 Segunda División victory in Catalonia last season. However, Rayo are winless in 13 La Liga games, half way to Levante’s top-flight record set earlier this season. 

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Under 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Under 2.5 goals and both teams to score NO is 1/1.

Espanyol to win and both teams to score NO is 11/4.

Raúl de Tomás is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 13/10 to scored at home to Rayo in back-to-back seasons.

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Match preview

Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 13: Isaac Palazon of Rayo Vallecano celebrates with team mates after scoring their side’s first goal during the La Liga Playoff Final 1st Leg match between Rayo Vallecano and Girona FC at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on June 13, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Two newly-promoted clubs, both on course for safety, go head-to-head in Cornellà de Llobregat.

RCD Espanyol came up as Segunda División champions, following their shock relegation in 2020, and have been comfortably mid-table all season.

On Sunday, Vicente Moreno’s side looked like earning an impressive point away to Atlético Madrid when Raúl de Tomás equalised in the capital.

However, deep into stoppage time, Atleti were awarded a penalty, for a dubious handball, which was duly dispatched in the 99th minute.

Déjà vu because, back in September, Atlético had also beat Espanyol 2-1 in Catalonia, once again scoring nine minutes into additional time.

This defeat means Espanyol haven’t won on the road since New Years’ Eve, but have claimed all three points from their last three home matches.

Can they extend that streak to four with a victory here?

Rayo Vallecano meanwhile sat in a Champions League place on Christmas Day, but still haven’t won in La Liga in 2022.

Los Franjirrojos were beaten again on Saturday, going down 1-0 at Mendizorrotza against bottom of the table Alavés.

So, since the turn of the year, Andoni Iraola’s side have lost nine of 13 matches, drawing the other four.

This means los Vallecanos are now 14th, five points above the drop zone, needing to, belatedly, find a win from somewhere to guarantee safety.

Everything points towards a home win at RCDE Stadium.

Espanyol team news

Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

BARCELONA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 13: RCD Espanyol supporters cheer on their team during the La Liga match between Espanyol and Levante at Cornella-El Prat stadium on October 13, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Raúl de Tomás scored his 15th La Liga goal of the season last weekend, meaning he’s netted 41% of Espanyol’s goals.

Right-wing-back Óscar Gil went off at half time on Sunday so Aleix Vidal could deputise for him.

Wǔ Lěi scored a last-minute winner in Espanyol’s last home game so will be hoping to start this one.

Rayo Vallecano team news

Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 12: Radamel Falcao of Rayo Vallecano de Madrid in action during the LaLiga Santander match between Rayo Vallecano and CA Osasuna at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on February 12, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Radamel Falcao has scored twice against Espanyol in his career but won’t be adding to that as he’s not played since 26 February due to injury.

Sergi Guardiola will continue as the lone front man in his absence.

Iván Balliu is suspended, following his red card on Saturday, so Mario Hernández will come in at right-back.

Espanyol Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano form
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Granada CF vs Espanyol Barcelona - 0:0
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Espanyol Barcelona vs Valencia CF - 1:1
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Deportivo Alaves vs Espanyol Barcelona - 2:1
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Espanyol Barcelona vs CA Osasuna - 1:1
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Real Madrid vs Espanyol Barcelona - 4:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Rayo Vallecano vs Levante UD - 2:4
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RCD Mallorca vs Rayo Vallecano - 2:1
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Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal CF - 1:5
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Getafe CF vs Rayo Vallecano - 0:0
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Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian - 1:1
Last 5 games for Espanyol Barcelona
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Granada CF 0  - 0 Espanyol Barcelona
May 14, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Espanyol Barcelona 1  - 1 Valencia CF
May 11, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Deportivo Alaves 2  - 1 Espanyol Barcelona
May 8, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Espanyol Barcelona 1  - 1 CA Osasuna
April 30, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Real Madrid 4  - 0 Espanyol Barcelona
Last 5 games for Rayo Vallecano
May 20, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 2  - 4 Levante UD
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 RCD Mallorca 2  - 1 Rayo Vallecano
May 12, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 5 Villarreal CF
May 8, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Getafe CF 0  - 0 Rayo Vallecano
May 1, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 1 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
Espanyol Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano LaLiga 21/22 form
Espanyol Barcelona Rayo Vallecano
38 Matches played 38
10 Matches won 11
349 Goal attempts 384
134 Shots on goal 134
156 Shots off goal 180
172 Corner kicks 190
46% Average ball possession 48%
59 Shots blocked 70
103 Cards given 103
617 Free kicks 586
68 Offsides 83
7 Shots on bar 5
34 Goals by foot 30
5 Goals by head 8
40 Goals scored 39
53 Goals conceded 50
0 Shots on post 4
Espanyol Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano statistics for most recent head to head matches
Espanyol Barcelona Rayo Vallecano
31 Matches 31
16 Home Matches 15
15 Away Matches 16
51 Total Goals 38
1.65 Average Goals Scored 1.23
13 Wins 10
10 Losses 13
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Espanyol Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano
April 21, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Espanyol Barcelona 0  - 1 Rayo Vallecano
December 5, 2021 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 0 Espanyol Barcelona
July 24, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Espanyol Barcelona 0  - 2 Rayo Vallecano
January 31, 2021 LaLiga 2 20/21 Espanyol Barcelona 2  - 3 Rayo Vallecano
October 18, 2020 LaLiga 2 20/21 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 0 Espanyol Barcelona

La Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Atletico Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 CA Osasuna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cadiz CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Elche CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Espanyol Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Getafe CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Girona FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Rayo Vallecano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 RC Celta de Vigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 RCD Mallorca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Real Betis Seville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Real Valladolid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Sevilla FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 UD Almeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Valencia CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Villarreal CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Espanyol Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano?

17:00, Thursday 21 April 2022