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Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad Prediction & Betting tips
Without a doubt it will be an intense match and with spaces to elaborate goals. For that reason and knowing that the box from Madrid is not reliable in Vallecas, we believe that the draw is a valid option to bet. Remember that the Basques know how to stand as visitors, even playing better than in Anoeta. Paint to be an open duel from the initial stage, being feasible that both sides recover from a hypothetical initial disadvantage. It is not ruled out that it is repeated what happened in the first leg, which ended 2-2 after the final whistle.
The present of the team can be considered as encouraging, after defeating Celta 4-2 at home and adding 19 points in the general table. He has won 3 consecutive victories, which have been vital from the emotional and from the football. Now the goal of the squad is to add another triumph that allows him to finally get away from the direct descent. Of course, he needs to improve defensively, since he always gives goals in his goal. Yes, it has greatly improved its collective production, highlighting the performance of players like De Tomás or Peruvian Advíncula (destabilizing and fast for his band).
As a local, the Madrid team has recorded negative results due to their shortcomings when making collective transitions (3 wins, 3 draws and 4 falls). He has scored 17 goals and has yielded 22 in his goal. Before facing Celta, they had drawn 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao, dropped 2-3 with Barcelona, tied 2-2 with Villarreal, outscored Eibar 1-0 and won 2-1 at Levante. Apparently, the team always fights the matches that it disputes in this condition, having to improve in defense if it wants to become strong in Vallecas.
The Basque squad received Espanyol on Monday that went through a duel more than fought (triumph 3-2). These days, he has 25 units in the general table, managing to get away from the direct descent (7 wins, 4 draws and 8 falls). Now his goal is to fight to qualify for the Europa League, being vital to maintain the positive streak he has. Of course, the team needs to be more cohesive between the lines, since it maintains a poor defensive performance. Of course, it is still an explosive eleven in attack, standing out for handling the ball very well. It comes from colliding with Betis for the Copa del Rey, being eliminated by the goals as a visitor (0-0 draw at Benito Villamarín and parity 2-2 at Anoeta).
As a visitor, the Basque side has obtained acceptable results, despite some missteps suffered so far this season. It is enough to know that it is one of the best teams in the tournament to endorse the above (5 wins, 1 equality and 4 losses). He has converted 14 goals and has received 11 on his fence, confirming that he is unbalanced in his actions. It comes to fall 2-0 with Atlético de Madrid, to overcome 1-3 to Levante, to lose 1-0 with Betis, to fall 1-0 with Getafe and to overcome 0-2 at Real Madrid. If we analyze these games, we can say that the team usually compete more than well in this condition, demonstrating it by reaping tight results in most of its outputs.
In the last 6 years, Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad have met 5 times in Vallecas. These were the results of those matches: Victory 0-2 of the Real Sociedad in April 2013, triumph 1-0 of Rayo Vallecano in October 2013, victory 2-4 of the Real Sociedad in May 2015, victory 1-0 Rayo Vallecano in July 2015 under the framework of a friendly club and draw 2-2 in January 2016. Apparently, every time they have faced both teams, the process has always been intense and fought. Considering this, we trust that the result is a parity, as it happened 3 years ago.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad head to head matches
25.09.18 LL Real Sociedad Rayo Vallecano 2 : 2
08.05.16 LL Real Sociedad Rayo Vallecano 2 : 1
03.01.16 LL Rayo Vallecano Real Sociedad 2 : 2
29.07.15 CF Rayo Vallecano Real Sociedad 1 : 0
23.05.15 LL Rayo Vallecano Real Sociedad 2 : 4