Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | LaLiga

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | LaLiga

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis Match Preview

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis will take place at the Estadio de Vallecas in LaLiga on March 17 in one of the last fixtures of matchday 29.

The hosts enter this contest on the back of a woeful run of form. They are winless in their last 10 games across competitions, having last picked up a win on January 6th against Huesca. Since then, they have lost seven and drawn three games as their free-fall continues. Rayo lost 1-0 to Alaves in their last game and will soon look to put a plug on their awful results. They were looking for a positive result in the next one.

The visitors, on the other hand, are not much better off, unfortunately. With just one win in their last six games across competitions, Betis also have faltered of late. With three defeats and two draws being the other results, they were knocked out of the Europa Conference League after a 2-1 aggregate loss to Dinamo Zagreb. Their last outing was a thrilling 3-2 defeat at the hands of Villarreal in a game that saw three lead changes.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the team news coming out of both camps.

Team News

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis
Rayo’s Raul de Tomas. (Getty Images)

Manager Inigo Perez will have no injuries to worry about ahead of his team’s next game. He has been using a limited set of players in rotation over the last few weeks and all of them have done well to stay match-fit.

However, three players face the risk of being suspended for accumulation of yellow cards. Raul de Tomas, Ivan Balliu and Florian Lejeune have all picked up four cards already and will be suspended for one match should they pick up another.

Real Betis

Manager Manuel Pellegrini will have a slightly longer injury list to deal with ahead of the next game. Key midfielder Isco (torn muscle), Sergi Altimara (muscle) and Aitor Ruibal (ankle) have been out for a while and will miss the next game. Forward Chimy Avila picked up a red card for two bookable offences in the last game and will be suspended against Rayo.

Meanwhile, three players could be suspended if they pick up another yellow. Chimy Avila, Aitor Ruibal and Assane Diao are all on four yellows.

Predicted Lineups

Rayo Vallecano

Perez has stuck with a fixed lineup in recent weeks and will likely do the same for Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis.

Predicted XI: Stole Dimitrievski (GK); Ivan Balliu, Aridane Hernandez, Florian Lejeune, Alfonso Espino; Unai Lopez, Ismaila Ciss; Isi Palazon (C), Kike Perez, Jorge de Fructos; Raul de Tomas.

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Real Betis

Real Betis captain Nabil Fekir. (Getty Images)

Pellegrini will have to replace the suspended Avila but the rest of the lineup will remain the same.

Predicted XI: Rui Silva (GK); Youssouf Sabaly, Sokratis, Chadi Riad, Juan Miranda; Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho; Pablo Fornals, Nabil Fekir (C), Ayoze Perez; Willian Jose.

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis Head-to-Head Record

The two sides have crossed paths quite often in recent times, with Real Betis dominant in the fixtures. They have won of the last five games, with the other being a draw. In fact, the last time Rayo defeated Betis in regulation time was back in April 2014, when they won 3-1 in LaLiga.

Last 5 Games

  • Betis 1-0 Rayo (09/23)
  • Betis 3-1 Rayo (05/23)
  • Rayo 1-2 Betis (01/23)
  • Betis 1-1 Rayo (03/22)
  • Rayo 1-2 Betis (02/22)

Prediction

Going by recent history between the two teams, Real Betis come across as the favourites to win this match. Even by current form and table position, it is hard to look past the visitors to walk away with a win from this game.

Prediction: Rayo Vallecano 1-2 Real Betis.

Betting Tips & Odds

Both teams have scored in four of their last five meetings, and eight of their last 10. Three of the last five have seen least three goals being scored overall.

Three out of five of Rayo’s last matches have seen both teams get on the scoresheet, while the same has occurred in four out of five of Betis’ last matches.

Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes: 1.97
  • Total Goals Over 2.5 – Yes: 2.33
  • Double Chance – Betis or Draw: 1.59

Match Odds

  • Rayo Vallecano Win: 2.46
  • Draw: 3.30
  • Real Betis Win: 3.05

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Sunday, March 17th at 5:30 PM (GMT).
  • India: Sports18, JioCinema app & website.
  • UK: Viaplay, ITV.
  • US: ESPN+.
  • Spain: Movistar, DAZN.

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