Exciting and unpredictable is La Liga this season. Alaves, which are fifth in the standings, is helping for this. Rayo Vallecano is also contributing the league to be unpredictable, after winning as many points in the last four matches as in the first 16 fixtures in La Liga.
Alaves are one of the best home teams in the league and are still unbeaten there. They have conceded just six goals, while there were defeat teams like Real Madrid and Valencia. Until recently, Rayo Vallecano had only ten points and were in serious danger of relegation. After three wins and one draw, the team is still in the relegation zone but are just six points from the tenth position. In the last round, Rayo took one point after a 2-2 draw at home against Real Sociedad, while Alaves were defeat in an away game versus Getafe with 0-4.
The home factor will be an advantage for Alaves, but the improved form of Rayo and the small number of injured players will give them a chance for this match. We expect an equal game, with goals for both sides. I will back Both Teams to Score, with Draw 1-1 Correct Score. We recommend placing this bet in William Hill, where you can take advantage of a $30 Welcome Bonus and regular promotions for loyal customers.
Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Head to Head
Both teams are at the same time in La Liga for the first time since season 2002/03. Earlier this season, Alaves won against Rayo with a 5-1 score as a guest. In six of the previous ten fixtures of this rivalry, both sides scored at least one goal.
|22.09.2018||Rayo Vallecano vs Alaves||1-5|
|15.02.2009||Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano||0-2|
|13.09.2008||Rayo Vallecano vs Alaves||2-1|
|16.05.2004||Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano||3-0|
|13.12.2003||Rayo Vallecano vs Alaves||1-2|
|02.02.2003||Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano||1-1|
Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Stats
- Alaves don’t have a loss in ten consecutive home games in La Liga.
- Rayo Vallecano have won their previous away match against Valladolid, and don’t have two successive victories as guests since January 2015.
- The Vallecans are the only team this season that doesn’t have a goal with a header this season.
- Alaves have won 15 points with goals after the first half, which makes them first by this indicator.
- Alaves have been behind in the score in just 79 minutes of their home games.
Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Odds
Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Team News
The new player of Alaves, the Japanese winger Takashi Inui, will not make this debut in this game, because of his participation with the national team of Japan in the Asian Cup. The midfielder Tomás Pina is punished for accumulated yellow cards, while Rodrigo Ely, Adrián Marín Gómez and Jony are injured. The striker John Guidetti is in doubt for this match.
For Rayo Vallecano injured are Gaël Kakuta, Gorka Elustondo and Álex Alegría.