Rayo Vallecano vs. Almeria Preview: Rayo Vallecano Man Up In The Pitch

Updated: October 8, 2013

Match Date: 20 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos


After securing its 2nd win this season, the impulsive and seemingly disorganized Rayo Vallecano is ready to clinch its 3rd win when they Almeria.


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Almeria’s derby with Sevilla ended up with the former suffering its 3rd consecutive defeat this season. Despite showing signs of improvement during the match against Barcelona, the club, still, failed to generate a win.


Almeria currently sits on the bottom of La Liga’s ranks. To date, this is the only squad that has yet to taste its first victory this season. Adding more damage to the already weak group, Marcelo Silva spent time on the bench due to a back injury. So far, its best result are 3 draws and 5 losses.


Rayo Vallecano

Thanks to Jonathan Viera’s converted penalty, Rayo Vallecano earned its 2nd win this season. The club has been struggling to secure a victory during its past encounters due to its inconsistent pitch displays and maneuvers.


Dominating possession but unable to sustain momentum until the match finishes, Rayo Vallecano paid dearly for their disappointing errors and lapses. Its 6 losses, which could have been triumphant feats, resulted from a seemingly suicidal approach to scoring and defending.


But despite its unpredictable and (disorganized) form, the club stepped up to the challenge and even stole the limelight from the heavy favorite, Real Sociedad.


At best, the victory did not only characterize the squad’s will to improve, but also showed their seemingly burning desire to survive in the league.


With another victory under its belt, expect the club to make the most out of its upcoming encounter against Almeria. Unfortunately, they will be missing the presence of Seba Fernandez, who is currently nursing a knee ligament injury. But neither this situation can prevent the club from securing a win. Fernandez was already sidelined during the Real Sociedad match and still, they emerged as the victorious party.


Football betting tip: Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Almeria

It does not take rocket science to see Rayo Vallecano’s strength over Almeria. As mentioned, this match is one of the best opportunities for them to leave the relegation zone and soon find its way back into a much safer zone.


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