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

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds
Rayo Vallecano
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Comesana, Santi
Rodrigues, Kevin
90'
Garcia, Alvaro
Asensio, Alejandro
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Pedraza, Alfonso
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Albiol, Raul
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Capoue, Etienne
Iborra, Vicente
Sylla, Mamadou
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Lopez, Unai
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Foyth, Juan
Gaspar, Mario
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Torres, Pau
Mandi, Aissa
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Alcacer, Paco
Dia, Boulaye
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Rulli, Geronimo
Guardiola, Sergi
Falcao
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Bebe
Sylla, Mamadou
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Maras, Nikola
Nteka, Randy
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Lo Celso, Giovani
Jackson, Nicolas
Comesana, Santi
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Garcia, Alvaro
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Torres, Pau
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Alcacer, Paco
Maras, Nikola
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Foyth, Juan
Guardiola, Sergi
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Pedraza, Alfonso

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Villarreal have won their last three meetings with Rayo Vallecano, scoring seven times and conceding just once. However, they’re winless in three league visits to Vallecas, losing there in both 2015 and 2016. 

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Under 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Draw and under 2.5 goals is 7/2.

Radamel Falcao has scored in all four career appearances against Villarreal, netting a whopping eight times in total. El Tigre is 7/1 to break the deadlock and 12/5 to maintain this record. 

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

VILLARREAL, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 27: Yeremi Pino of Villarreal CF celebrates after scoring fourth third goal during the LaLiga Santander match between Villarreal CF and RCD Espanyol at Estadio de la Ceramica on February 27, 2022 in Villarreal, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images)

Villarreal may have reached the Champions League semi-finals this season but they’re clinging onto a European place domestically.

At the weekend, el Submarino Amarillo were involved in a very dramatic game against Sevilla at Estadio de la Cerámica.

Giovani Lo Celso thought he’d won it for the home side, breaking the deadlock four minutes from the end, only for Sevilla to equaliser deep into stoppage time.

This means Unai Emery’s men have only won two of their last seven La Liga matches, only beating Getafe and Valencia in this period.

So, Villarreal remain seventh, which is the Europa Conference League spot, but they could yet finish higher or lower.

Sixth-placed Real Sociedad, who they face on Sunday, are just three points ahead while Athletic Club in eighth are only one point behind.

Thus, last season’s Europa League winners still have it all to play for.

Rayo Vallecano meanwhile were fourth on New Years’ Day but subsequently failed to win any of their first 13 La Liga matches in 2022.

This streak was finally broken last month when los Franjirrojos enjoyed back-to-back 1-0 wins in Catalonia, beating both Espanyol and Barcelona.

Since, Andoni Iraola’s side have drawn both games, against Real Sociedad and Getafe, with all of this leaving them 12th.

Despite their topsy-turvy campaign, given that Rayo were the pre-season favourites to go straight back down, this represents a solid season.

Only four clubs have left Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas victorious this season, so can Villarreal make that five?

Rayo Vallecano team news

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal 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 once scored four times for Porto in a Europa League semi-final first leg against Villarreal, 11 years ago now.

Overall, the Colombian striker has scored eight times in just four appearances against the Yellow Submarine.

Thus, the 36 year old will be hoping to start this one, displacing Randy Nteka up front, with Sergi Guardiola the other option.

Goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski has kept three clean sheets in his last four appearances, despite conceding in seven successive games before this.

Villarreal team news

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

CASTELLON, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 2: Arnaut Danjuma of Villarreal during the UEFA Champions League match between Villarreal v BSC Young Boys at the Estadio de la Ceramica on November 2, 2021 in Castellon Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Top-scorer Arnaut Danjuma is currently out injured while Gerard Moreno, who’s season has been blighted by injury, also missed the weekend game against Sevilla.

If they’re still without both, Boulaye Dia could continue to lead the line with Paco Alcácer the alternative.

Pervis Estupiñán will continue at left-back in the continued absence of Alberto Moreno.

Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal CF form
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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
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF - 0:2
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Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian - 1:2
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Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal CF - 1:5
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Villarreal CF vs Sevilla FC - 1:1
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Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC - 2:3
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
Last 5 games for Villarreal CF
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 FC Barcelona 0  - 2 Villarreal CF
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 2 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
May 12, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 5 Villarreal CF
May 8, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 1 Sevilla FC
May 3, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Villarreal CF 2  - 3 Liverpool FC
Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal CF LaLiga 21/22 form
Rayo Vallecano Villarreal CF
38 Matches played 38
11 Matches won 16
384 Goal attempts 393
134 Shots on goal 170
180 Shots off goal 141
190 Corner kicks 200
48% Average ball possession 55%
70 Shots blocked 82
103 Cards given 81
586 Free kicks 589
83 Offsides 87
4 Shots on post 4
5 Shots on bar 4
30 Goals by foot 53
8 Goals by head 9
39 Goals scored 63
50 Goals conceded 37
Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal CF statistics for most recent head to head matches
Rayo Vallecano Villarreal CF
21 Matches 21
11 Home Matches 10
10 Away Matches 11
28 Total Goals 46
1.33 Average Goals Scored 2.19
4 Wins 14
14 Losses 4
3 Draws 3
Last 5 games & match results between Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal CF
May 12, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 5 Villarreal CF
December 12, 2021 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 2  - 0 Rayo Vallecano
January 29, 2020 Copa del Rey 19/20 Rayo Vallecano 0  - 2 Villarreal CF
March 17, 2019 LaLiga 18/19 Villarreal CF 3  - 1 Rayo Vallecano
November 11, 2018 LaLiga 18/19 Rayo Vallecano 2  - 2 Villarreal CF

La Liga table:

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

18:00, Thursday 12 May 2022