The La Liga tie at Power Horse Stadium this coming Saturday sees home team Almeria up against Rayo Vallecano. Rayo Vallecano won 2-0 and 1-0 in the two most recent meetings with Almeria, and go into their upcoming match with a psychological advantage.
With ten points after seven games, Rayo Vallecano currently rank 10th in the La Liga standings. Almeria play catch-up as they recorded four points in seven matches, putting them up as 18th before their upcoming clash.
Almeria are looking for a payback after suffering a disappointing defeat in their latest encounter with Rayo Vallecano but odds don't favour them to pull it off.
Almeria scored eight goals, conceded 18 and fought their way to zero clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Rayo Vallecano hit the target 13 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.3 goals a game. They conceded two goals per match for a total of 20 goals, while claiming two clean sheets as well.
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction
Almeria have had to endure a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 0-1 by Osasuna, before Mallorca ran out 1-0 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Athletic Bilbao, who came out 4-0 winners. Almeria claimed just a single measly home win from a possible six in the La Liga, which also saw them drawing one and losing four matches, in which they scored eight and conceded 11 goals.
Few people saw Almeria at the fun end of the table this season, but they are displaying a great form right now.
Their past three matches saw Rayo Vallecano beating Valencia 2-1, losing 3-2 against Athletic Bilbao, and beating Elche by 2-1. Rayo Vallecano only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in the La Liga. In these six matches they drew two and lost three as well as being outscored by seven goals to six.
They were able to stay clear of relegation last season, and Rayo Vallecano now aim to climb the rankings to a more secure finish this term.
Going forward, Almeria and Rayo Vallecano are both in decent form, while at the same time being generous in defence. We are confident, both teams will find the back of the net on Saturday.
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Stats
- Almeria have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Almeria have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches
- Almeria have lost the last 4 matches in a row
- Almeria have not won 9 of the last 11 matches
- In 5 of the last 7 home matches Almeria played, both teams scored
- Rayo Vallecano have lost the last 3 away matches in a row
- Rayo Vallecano have not won 7 of the last 9 matches
- Rayo Vallecano have lost 4 of the last 5 matches
- Rayo Vallecano have conceded in the last 5 matches in a row
- Rayo Vallecano have not won 5 of the last 6 away matches
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Team News
Almeria are as close to an entire squad as they can with only one player unavailable for the side which faces Rayo Vallecano.
Almeria are unable to field Alex Centelles this coming Saturday against Rayo Vallecano, as he is sidelined with an injury.
Rayo Vallecano just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Almeria at the Power Horse Stadium.
Andres Martin is too injured to face Rayo Vallecano.
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano H2H
Rayo Vallecano got the better of Almeria in the last two h2h meetings, winning by 2-0 and 1-0, respectively. Almeria go into their upcoming match against Rayo Vallecano with a 0% winning record in recent meetings. This gives them a 0-0-4 record in the latest encounters with their next opponent. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Results
Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips
Umar Sadiq scored twice in the six most recent games for Almeria, with Isi Palazon providing two goals for Rayo Vallecano in his last six.
In their last 10 matches at Power Horse Stadium across all tournaments Almeria won four times, drew two and lost four times. Rayo Vallecano claimed three wins, three draw and four defeats in their last 10 games away. Almeria claimed three wins without conceding a goal in their last 10 matches at home.
In the past four encounters between Almeria and Rayo Vallecano over 2.5 goals came out one time, with Almeria scoring an average of 0.25 goals per game. Rayo Vallecano averaged 1.75 goals, while both teams scored one time. Almeria witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 0.8 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored one times in those matches.