La Liga Preview: Deportivo La Coruna vs. Rayo Vallecano

Updated: August 28, 2014
Deportivo La Coruna

Match Date: 30 August 2014 (local time)

Venue: Riazor


Rayo Vallecano was still on a high after forcing Atletico Madrid to a scoreless stalemate last week. The draw earned them a point, which is a much better result than experiencing a major thrashing from the titleholder.


Pitted against the newly promoted Deportivo, Rayo has the chance to earn more points and continue its strong campaign in the season.


The contenders

Deportivo La Coruna

A little bit of inconsistency towards the end caused Deportivo to give up 3 points against Granada.


Ivan Cavaleiro’s goal on the 20th could have given them the victory they need. But Granada’s Ruben Rochina scored the equalizer on the 2nd half. The said goal was followed by another goal by Babin, which gave Granada the much needed win.


But since the upcoming match shall be held at home, Deportivo gets the opportunity to impress and probably, throw a stunner against Rayo.


Rayo Vallecano

As mentioned, Rayo’s draw against the defending champion is already an achievement. But they need to work harder instead of settling for draws and enduring a temporary stint in the relegation zone.


Possible head turners

Deportivo will most likely capitalize on their new signings such as Haris Medunjanin and Isaac Cuenca.


What the odds say

Despite being a newly-promoted club, Deportivo is the top pick of online betting sites in the upcoming match, with odds valued at 2.28.


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