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

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Match preview

A South Madrid derby between two clubs located just eight miles apart although, in the table, there is a gap of 14 places.

Of the two, Rayo Vallecano are loving life right now, moving up to fifth place by beating Almería 2-0 on Monday night.

An own goal breaking the deadlock at Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas, before Álvaro García’s cool finish secured the points.

Los Franjirrojos have now won three of their last four matches, also beating Real Valladolid and Villarreal in recent weeks.

So, Andoni Iraola is aiming to take los Vallecanos into Europe for the first time since 2000/01, when they reached the UEFA Cup quarter-finals.

Getafe themselves enjoyed an extended run on the continent not so long ago, featuring in the Europa League last 16 in 2020, eliminating Ajax before bowing out to Inter.

Quique Sánchez Flores’ team lost all four matches in January, but began February with a vital point away from home.

Enes Ünal’s late penalty salvaging a draw against Atlético Madrid at Cívitas Metropolitano a week ago.

Nevertheless, Getafe haven’t won since 30 January, only beating Elche and Mallorca since mid-September.

So, can Rayo beat their city-rivals at Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez for the first time since 2015?


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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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