La Liga Match Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Celta Vigo

Updated: March 31, 2014
Rayo and Celta Vigo

Match Date: 05 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas


After an impressive undefeated streak in its last 5 matches, Rayo Vallecano fell down into the hands of Real Madrid. The squad suffered a humiliating defeat when the Los Blancos kept them at bay and scored 5 massive goals.


But despite the said loss, the club’s top brass, Paco Jemez remains proud of his boys’ performance. With the kind of pitch display that the Los Vallecanos have shown, he stressed that they have already “won with honor.” Jemez also emphasized that the said loss shall not force them to change their tactics in the upcoming matches, to be more specific, the one against Celta Vigo. Jemez believes that the Real Madrid faceoff was one of their best team performances and should they continue to play in such manner, it will be easy for them to secure a victory.


Meanwhile, despite their controversial win over Sevilla, Celta Vigo’s head honcho, Luis Enrique was happy with the match’s result. The controversy has something to do with the penalty handed over to Fazio.


Enrique, however, was quick to react, stating that the focus should be on the things that are within the club’s control and not those that are no longer within their zone of power and authority, such as the referee’s decision, for example.
As for Enrique’s side, irrespective of the controversy, what is more important is that they have already reached the 40 point threshold. This mean that they are almost sure of their survival this season.


Prediction:  Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano’s record of 3 undefeated streaks at home as well as their impressive team form makes them a certified online betting favorite at 12BET. They are pitted to win at 1.90 while rendering an Asian handicap of 0-0.5.


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