La Liga Betting Tips

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

Both teams have scored in seven of their last eight encounters. Their last four meetings at Vallecas have all produced Rayo Vallecano wins with Levante last winning there in 2013. 

Both teams to score is 8/15.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Rayo Vallecano to win and over 2.5 goals is 7/4.

Radamel Falcao is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 21/2o to score anytime. 

Match preview

What a rollercoaster of a season it's been for Rayo Vallecano and one that's ultimately successful because they're staying in La Liga.

On Christmas Day, los Franjirrojos sat fourth in La Liga, just six month after winning promotion via the Segunda División play-offs.

However, then, Andoni Iraola's side failed to win any of their first 13 matches in 2022, accumulating a measly four points.

In fairness, this was largely because they were focussed on the Copa del Rey, reaching the semi-finals for the first time ever, falling against Real Betis.

Their league streak was then ended in style with two 1-0 wins in Catalonia just four days apart, first beating Espanyol before a famous victory at Camp Nou.

Los Vallecanos have subsequently failed to win any of their last four, but have done enough and actually sit 12th in the table.

Only Athletic Club, Osasuna, Real Madrid, Atlético and Villarreal have beaten Rayo on their own turf in La Liga this season.

So, will this unbelievable campaign end with a victory at Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas?

Levante meanwhile made history earlier in the campaign but not the kind that's worth celebrating.

Between 18 April and 7 January, they failed to win a single La Liga match, setting a new Spanish top-flight record of 27 matches without a victory.

Since ending this sequence by beating Mallorca in early January, Alessio Lisci's side have won six more matches, but left themselves too much to do.

Eight days ago, the Frogs five-year stay in the Primera División came to an end courtesy of a 6-0 drubbing at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid.

Despite this, goals from Óscar Duarte, Roger and José Luis Morales saw Levante beat Alavés 3-1 at Estadi Ciutat de València last Sunday.

This result saw the Frogs jump off the bottom of the table and took Alavés down alongwith them.

In truth, neither have much to play for but Rayo's phenomenal home record should see them to victory in Madrid.

Rayo Vallecano team news

Radamel Falcao's 2022 has been blighted by injuries, starting for the first time since 12 February last weekend against Mallorca.

However, the Colombian could get the chance to add to his six goals this season, starting over Sergi Guardiola.

Stole Dimitrievski will continue in goal, looking to increase his decent tally of ten clean sheets from 33 appearances.

Levante team news

José Luis Morales, despite being 34, is Levante's star man having bagged his 13th goal of the season last weekend.

If he is picked up by a La Liga club in the summer, this'll be his 311th and last game in a Levante shirt,

Morales and Roger are the usual strike partnership, chosen over Dani Gómez and Roberto Soldado.

With veterans Martín Cáceres and Shkodran Mustafi injured, Óscar Duarte, who's hardly young himself, will partner Rúben Vezo at the back.

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