Our match prediction:
Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano square off against each other at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Saturday. With no more than two points separating the two teams in the La Liga standings, we predict a close encounter in Andalusia. Rayo have been impressive in front of goal of late, but they have been struggling at the back and, no doubt, the capital club are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in Saturday’s game against Juan Merino’s troops. Real Betis scored at least one goal in each of their last five league fixtures, meaning that we should see a real football festival at “Benito Villamarin”. You should bear in mind that 16 goals were scored in previous five meetings between the two teams in the national championship. When the two teams met in Seville last season they played out a thrilling 2-2 draw and we would not be surprised if history repeats itself.
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.