Our match prediction:
Sevilla will be looking to record their first away win of the season when they take on Rayo Vallecano in the suburbs of Madrid. Los Sevillanos are on a 14-game winning run at home, but the team’s performances on the travels are anything but good. Unai Emery’s men head into the Estadio del Rayo Vallecano clash following a routine win over Molde in the Europa League knockout stages, but beating los Vallecanos on the road is easier said than done. Paco Jemez’s men managed to overcome the crisis and they will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to six games when they face Sevilla on Sunday. It is well known that Rayo are tough to beat at home and that is the main reason why we predict the two teams will share the spoils at “Teresa Rivero”. Even though los Rojiblancos have recorded six straight wins in matches vs Rayo, we don't think the trend is going to be continued.
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 colours 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 were 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 we’re it 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.