Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Preview

  • Date – Sunday, March 31
  • Kick-off Time – 12:30 pm GMT
  • Venue – Bailados Stadium

Celta Vigo will host Rayo Vallecano in a crucial clash in the bottom half of La Liga.

Celta are currently 17th in the table, just five points above the relegation zone. They have won six, lost 14 and drawn nine of their 29 league games this season. They have lost just once in their last four games though, winning twice.

Celta beat Sevilla 2-1 away in their last game before the international break. Rayo Vallecano, meanwhile, beat Real Betis 2-0 at home in their previous clash. It was their first win after a 10-game winless run across competitions.

Rayo Vallecano sit 15th in the La Liga table, two points above Celta Vigo. They have six wins, 11 draws and 12 defeats in 29 league games this campaign.

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Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Team News

Raul de Tomas
Rayo Vallecano’s Raul de Tomas is suspended (Pic credits: Getty)

Celta Vigo are missing Carlos Dotor, Javier Manquillo, Joseph Aidoo, Mihailo Ristic, Renato Tapia and Williot Swedberg due to respective injuries.

Rayo Vallecano, meanwhile, are without Aridane Hernandez, Diego Mendez and Kike Perez due to injuries. Raul de Tomas and Florian Lejeune, on the other hand, are suspended.

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Predicted Lineups

Celta Vigo:

Goalkeeper: Vicente Guaita
Defenders: Carlos Dominguez, Unai Nunez, Oscar Mingueza
Midfielders: Hugo Alvarez, Fran Beltran, Hugo Sotelo, Javier Manquillo
Attackers: Jonathan Bamba, Jorgen Strand Larsen, Iago Aspas

Rayo Vallecano:

Goalkeeper: Stole Dimitrievski
Defenders: Ivan Balliu, Abdul Mumin, Alfonso Espino, Pep Chavarria
Midfielders: Jorgen de Frutos, Unai Lopez, Oscar Valentin, Alvaro Garcia
Attackers: Raul de Tomas, Isi Palazon

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Head-to-Head

Rayo Vallecano have won seven of their previous 17 meetings, with Celta Vigo winning five and the remaining five being draws.

Last five results:

Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Celta Vigo – La Liga – December 12, 2023

Celta Vigo 3-0 Rayo Vallecano – La Liga – March 11, 2023

Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Celta Vigo – La Liga – November 10, 2022

Celta Vigo 2-0 Rayo Vallecano – La Liga – February 5, 2022

Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Celta Vigo – La Liga – November 1, 2021

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Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano
Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano (Pic credits: Getty)

Both sides have struggled this season but put in good performances in their respective last games. Rayo Vallecano have won just one of their last 11 games and appear to be falling at the wrong time in the season.

Celta Vigo, meanwhile, are desperate for points as they look to avoid relegation and stay in La Liga for one more season. They will be buoyed by their win over Sevilla last time out and could edge this one out.

Predicted Score: Celta Vigo 2-1 Rayo Vallecano 

Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano Odds (subject to change)

  • Celta Vigo win – 2.08
  • Rayo Vallecano win – 4.20
  • Draw – 3.54
  • Odds source – Oddspedia.com

Betting Tips

  • Celta Vigo win – 2.60

Where to Watch Celta Vigo vs Rayo Vallecano

  • India – Jio Cinema, Sports 18
  • UK – ITV
  • US – ESPN+
  • Spain- DAZN