Some interesting La Liga action takes place on Saturday, as Valencia will look to end a two-game wait for a win when they face Rayo Vallecano. Meanwhile, the visitors will be looking for a third victory in five games.
La Liga preview
Valencia expects to improve during the winter period of La Liga, as they are currently five points behind European places in the Spanish top flight. They have won just one game in their previous five. Once again during this race it has become clear that they are drawing too many encounters, as they have been held three times. Half of his six draws this season have come from his five previous outings in Spain.
Valencia have also won just four times this season, which is something they will need to address if they want to finish in a European position this season. The hosts have drawn their last two La Liga games. They certainly would have taken some confidence in their most recent draw, as they kept previous leaders Real Sociedad away from home last weekend. There was a 0-0 draw between the teams, but Valencia may have been a bit disappointed not to have won, as they had the best chances.
Rayo Vallecano has been one of the stories of the season in La Liga so far, as they currently rank sixth in the standings after 14 rounds of matches. They have won seven times already this season. Only Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and Sevilla have won more games at this stage of the campaign.
Vallecano won for the second time in four games in their last outing in Spain, as they easily secured a 3-1 victory on the road against Mallorca. Sergio Guardiola Navarro and Álvaro García Rivera scored in success.
Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano Head to Head
Rayo Vallecano has done well in this match in recent matches. They won 2-0 the last time the two teams met in La Liga in April 2019. Meanwhile, they have drawn in three of the last five meetings.
Prediction Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano
Valencia has battled for wins so far this season, while Vallecano appears to be an obscure competitor for a European spot. We will give preference to the traveling side this weekend, as they seek to continue their excellent start.
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