Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Elche and Rayo Vallecano go head to head at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero in the La Liga round 32. Los Franjiverdes are having a season to forget and, as a result, they will compete in Segunda Division next term. The rock-bottom side extended their losing run to six games at Celta Vigo and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in Saturday’s encounter. All Diego Alves, Oscar Mingueza, and Agustin Marchesin remain on the sidelines with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Los Vallecanos, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Barcelona. The capital club proved their worth in the midweek triumph and we predict that they will take advantage of the current atmosphere in Elche’s dressing room. Experienced forward Radamel Falcao should be the only absentee in the away team as Santi Comesana is back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Enzo Roco):
Enzo Roco is one of the young and exciting defenders coming out of Chile in the recent times. The 23-year-old started in the youth teams at Universidad Catolica and moved up the ranks. He was promoted to their first team in 2011 and in three years with them played more than 90 matches.
He established himself in the first team and was an omnipresent figure at the back for the team that won Primera Division and Copa Chile titles. Roco moved to the Spanish club Elche on loan in 2014 and by the next year he was at their fellow Spanish club RCD Espanyol.
Roco’s international appearance started with the under-17 squad in 2009 while his senior international debut was in 2012. He was named in the 30-man list by Jorge Sampaoli for the 2014 FIFA World Cup but was cut from the final list.
Highlighted Team (Rayo Vallecano):
Rayo Vallecano is a Spanish football club from the Valleas neighbourhood in Madrid and are founded in the year 1924. The club is playing in the Primera Division since 2011 after being in active in the lower divisions for a longer period of time. Rayo Vallecano currently plays it’s home games in the Teresa Rivero Stadium which is also known as the Nuevo Vallecas stadium and holds a capacity of 15 500 seats. The Nuevo Vallecas stadium is one of the smallest ones in the Primera Division. The club colors of Rayo Vallecano are white and red and is also known as Los Vallecanos. Rayo Vallecano is known for it’s ultra’s which are radical left winged political sided.
In the clubs history Rayo Vallecano never won any big prizes. The biggest achievement was in 2000 when the club qualified for the UEFA Cup after winning the Fair Play spot. Rayo Vallecano was one of the biggest surprises in Europe that season and even managed to get to the quarter finals where Rayo got eliminated by Deportivo Alaves. There are a lot of famous players that played for Rayo Vallecano during their career such as: Julen Lopetegui, Jordi Figueras, Victor Onokpo and Ismael Urzaiz.