La Liga Match Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Betis

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Updated: April 14, 2014
Rayo Vallecano

Match Date: 20 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas

 

Rayo Vallecano attempts to secure another important victory at home as they face the struggling Real Betis in Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas.

 

Undefeated in its last 4 home matches, the Los Franjirojos  is looking towards the possibility of making it to the league’s top 10. Paco Jemez and his men finished on the 8th spot last season and they are hopeful that they can replicate such feat as they are just a few points away from the league’s elite group.

 

Malaga, which occupies the 11th spot is just ahead by a single point, while Levante can only brag a 2-point lead. Assuming that these two clubs lose in their upcoming matches and Rayo Vallecano wins, the latter will jump to the 11th spot. Levante’s better goal difference gives them a stronger hold of the 10th spot. Nonetheless, the bottom line is that the Los Franjirojos is back on track.

 

In the meantime, Real Betis will have to accept the fact that they are headed towards the Segunda Division.

 

The defeat to Sevilla FC marked its 3rd consecutive defeat. Overall, it was their 19th loss  in their last 20 matches. Likewise, they have been conceding an average of 2 goals in their last 3 encounters in Spain’s top-flight league.

 

Real Betis last 5 matches are pitted against Rayo Vallecano, Real Sociedad, UD Almeria, Valladolid and Osasuna. Some of its upcoming opponents are not the best in the league. Yet, with Real Betis’ lackluster performance this season, it is evident that they have no other choice but to go down.

 

This therefore makes Rayo Vallecano as the match’s online betting favorite.

 

Prediction: Rayo Vallecano

 

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