Betting Analysis: Rayo Vallecano v Real Betis
Looking at the 1×2 market first. The favourite for this game was Rayo and although they did play well and have strong spells, they had conceded early and never got into a winning position. As outlined in our preview, Real Betis @ 3.15 were able to play their best and take the win at a big price.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. The preview for this match outlined that the clear preference was for Real Betis +0.25 with the draw onside. In the end the draw wasn’t needed, and Betis got a full win +0.25 @ 1.84.
Looking at The Under/Over market last of all which was at 2.25 and with hindsight, possibly too low based on how open the first 45 minutes was. Over 2.25 was a comfortable winner here @ 1.97, paid out by half time. There was a small concern that Betis, worried by fatigue build up, would try to sit on a lead. In truth they did to an extent, but mainly so in the tighter 2nd half.
Match Summary: Rayo Vallecano v Real Betis
A more clinical Real Betis took their chances when it mattered and, in an open and entertaining affair, held on to a vital away victory. It was a nervy ride for Real Betis in the second half but they held on bravely to capture the win and end to their worst run in the league this season.
Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis began in a good pace and the match was fairly even.
Iván Balliu converted into his own net from Betis’ corner to give the visitors the lead inside 10 minutes.
The match continued to be lively and Rayo reacted well. Chances began to fall the way of the home side, one of which Sergio Camello should have taken with his head inside the area
In the 20th minute Camello didn’t miss his next opening as he buried at the second time of asking. The goal came from a rebound of Florian Lejeune’s initial effort.
In what was an open match and the chances continued to come for both sides. Betis were more clinical and got their second goal and what was to be the winner, just before the break.
The winner came courtesy of Henrique, slotting into the corner from the edge of the box.
The second-half saw Betis sit back and focus more on defending their lead and gradually wasting more time.
Rayo huffed and puffed and but struggled to work opportunities the same manner as they had in the more open first half.
VAR ruled out a Rayo leveller soon after the hour as the visitor started to get more nervous.
Betis should have grabbed a 3rd goal to make for a calmer ending, but Sergio Canales somehow smashed his effort on the bar form close range. Fair score 2-3.