La Liga Betting Tips

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

Five of their last seven meetings have finished all square, including a 1-1 draw at Mestalla in November. Valencia have won at Vallecas six times this century, although the most recent of those was in 2014.

Both teams to score is 19/20.

Valencia to win and both teams to score is 13/2.

Hugo Duro is 6/1 to break the deadlock and 9/4 to net anytime. 

Match preview

Can Valencia stay in the hunt for a top seven finish?

Coming up later this month, in just 12 days in fact, los Murciélagos will face Real Betis in the Copa del Rey Final at Estadio de La Cartuja.

Win that and Valencia will guarantee a place in the Europa League group stages, but will be looking to secure a top seven finish, just in case they don't.

In La Liga, los Che are now unbeaten in five, but were held to a goalless draw by relegation threatened Cádiz in their last outing.

This means José Bordalás' side start the weekend ninth, four points below the Europa Conference League play-off round place.

Rayo Vallecano meanwhile were fourth on Christmas Day, but are still yet to win a match in 2022.

Los Franjirrojos looked like breaking this streak last weekend, leading 2-0 at Granada thanks to goals from Alejandro Catena and Sergi Guardiola.

Santi Comesaña was then sent off with el Graná then pulling one back before equalising with a very controversial stoppage time penalty.

Despair for Andoni Iraola's side who are now winless in 11, taking just three points from these matches.

This leaves los Vallecanos 13th, just seven points clear of danger, and continuing to slide towards the drop zone.

Will Rayo's winless run finally end in this Monday night meeting at Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas?

Rayo Vallecano team news

Star striker Radamel Falcao is still out due to a calf injury having last played on 26 February.

This means Sergi Guardiola will continue to lead the line but winger Álvaro García is a doubt after going off injured last weekend.

If he's not back, Bebé could return to the XI.

Stole Dimitrievski is back as the number one goalkeeper after Luca Zidane had a spell as he number one goalkeeper earlier this year.

Valencia team news

After this, Valencia have just two more fixtures before the Copa del Rey Final, meaning everyone is keen to impress José Bordalás.

At left-back, captain José Luis Gayà is fit again and this is a massive boost.

He could return to the team here with 19 year old Jesús Vázquez, who's been deputising, dropping out.

Giorgi Mamardashvili will continue in goal with number one Jasper Cillessen out long-term.

At the other end of the pitch, Hugo Duro could return to the attack, having scored eight goals so far this season.

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