The start of LaLiga 2022–23 with teams dressed in their new uniforms for the season seems to have happened just yesterday.
However, after the break for the World Cup, when each club’s stars gave their all to make their country proud, we will soon go to the final matches of the year.
The match between Girona and Rayo Vallecano is scheduled at the conclusion of a busy year where opportunities have been challenging for some.
The season for Girona got off to a rocky start. It lost to Valencia first, then won, and then suffered another loss. Only one of the first three games the club played was profitable.
Up until the ninth matchday, Betis, Real Sociedad, and Atlético de Madrid had all been defeated in the previous three games.
This does not augur well for the Gironins this season, so they must bring their A-game against Rayo Vallecano.
Rayo Vallecano lost badly to Almeria in a hard 1-3 blow on its ninth matchday. Up until that point, Almeria had barely shown any signs of playing well in LaLiga.
This defeat meant the club’s season consisted of four defeats, three wins, and a draw.
To end the year with confidence, the team needs to win this match against Girona.
The most recent game between Girona and Rayo Vallecano took place at the Municipal Montilivi Stadium on January 15 of this year. In general, the game was fairly even.
The Rayistas had seven shots on goal compared to the Gironins’ five. For the home team’s passes, accuracy was 78%, while for the visitors, it was 83%. Rayo had 54% of the ball compared to Girona’s 46%.
A corner was awarded to Girona in the 26th minute of the game, which Borja Garca kicked, and Bernardo Espinosa scored the game’s opening goal with an unstoppable header to give his team the lead.
Twenty minutes later, Sergi Guardiola scored to equalize the score before going to the break.
In the second half, the next goal didn’t take long, and once again, Sergi Guardiola was in charge of sending the ball into the back of the net.
It came from the hand of a terrible mistake by Ibrahima Kebe, sentencing the Girona vs Rayo Vallecano game to 1-2 finish.
What will happen this time?
1×2 Betting Odds
Both the teams are pretty evenly matched and it may require a moment a brilliance from someone to secure all three points. Although with the home crowd behind their back, Girona might have the edge in this one.
And the betting market agrees!
Girona, playing at home are the favourites to win with odds @ 2.46.
The away side are the underdogs in this with odds @ 3.26.
The possibility of a stalemate stands and points shared, stands @ 3.34.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.38.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.74.