Real Valladolid v Rayo Vallecano – Betting Preview
Real Valladolid Summary
Real Valladolid’s current mid-table position owes much to their home form and so back in front of their fans, the aim is to win here and bounce back after the loss to Mallorca.
The morale and confidence remain strong at the club despite back-to-back losses, one of which was to Real Madrid and unfortunately so.
Valladolid will have Javi Sánchez back but Sergio León is missing his second of three games suspended. With his absence, Real Valladolid is considered much weaker than normal.
Striker Sergio Leon is a damaging absence, the crafty striker will miss three important games for his straight red for dissent at home to Real Madrid. Weissman is out of form but forced into the lone attacker role here.
Sergio Escudero and Anuar remain out due to injury.
Rosa and Masip have missed training all week but are cleared to play, while El Yamiq is also available despite having personal issues which kept him out of training midweek.
Rayo Vallecano Summary
Rayo Vallecano comes into this game with morale still positive despite a couple of disappointing defeats, including the most recent one at home to fellow European chasing Real Betis.
Most importantly for this modest club based in the capital, Rayo Vallecano is comfortably clear of the relegation zone and instead, looking up at the top six.
Their unbeaten league streak ended at home to Betis in an entertaining match and so they travel to Valladolid looking to quickly bounce back. A loss would be a big setback.
Rayo has good team news with boss Iraola able to call on his entire squad and said to be in perfect condition.
Comesaña is pressing for a start in the midfield and there is also a trio of competitive squad players seeking a starting berth including Pathé Ciss, Nteka, and Raúl de Tomás.
Raul De Tomas was a long-term absence but got 30 promising minutes as a sub last weekend, not ruled out of breaking into the side here.
Looking at the 1×2 market first, where the favourite for this game right now is Rayo Vallecano. However, the betting is extremely close and could well change or even out by kick-off. Valladolid as host is @2.80 and only a little shorter priced is Rayo Vallecano @ 2.70. The draw meanwhile can be punted @ 3.20.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest where once more, punters are not clear in their idea of a winner. Both teams have the draw no bet as an offering. This means a bet on Rayo Vallecano -0 @ 1.89 or Real Valladolid -0 @ 1.97 would in both cases, return the stake if the result is a draw.
Looking at The Under/Over market last of all where the line has settled at 2.25, with Over 2.25 @ 1.91 and Under 2.25 @ 1.90. The line opened at 2.5 but the punters were so focused on the Unders that the goal handicap moved down to 2.25 from 2.5. Valladolid as the host is missing a key attacking piece and may struggle as a result. However, there is no mutual respect between these and both will play on the front foot, which is good for goals.