Football tips: Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Spain La Liga 2
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas (14708 seats)

The La Liga 2 league table might not tell the truth so early on, but it's the best truth we have so far. Rayo Vallecano and Espanyol are placed 6th and 1st respectively.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Rayo Vallecano form and stats

As mentioned below, Rayo Vallecano are feasting on a winning streak here so far with maximum points from their first 2 La Liga 2 games.

No payout for Vallecano in their previous match, an away game at Tenerife that ended in defeat 0-1. Before that game, the 4-0 home victory against Málaga.

Rayo Vallecano are traveling soon after this match as the La Liga 2 match at Real Oviedo awaits in four days.

It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the Rayo Vallecano at home in the league. 6 on target and 1 scored by the opposition; from 2 matches.

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Espanyol form and stats

Espanyol, who have the fewest conceded goals (0) in La Liga 2, are on a winning streak away after three games, as mentioned below. A maximum 6 points in the bag from 2 travels in the La Liga 2. Espanyol love their trips these days, as their two previous away games have resulted in victories.

The Espanyol goalkeeper Diego Lopez Rodriguez is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 450 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Raúl de Tomás scored in Espanyol's previous match, the home game against Alcorcón that ended 1-0. Prior to that result Espanyol won their away game at Sabadell. The scoreline was 1-0.

After this away game Espanyol return home for a La Liga 2 game against Mirandés. That game is only three sleeps after this.

As for goals scored and conceded in the league games away so far, Espanyol has managed 3 goals and let in 0 from 2 matches.

Head 2 Head

Rayo Vallecano-Espanyol H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Rayo Vallecano two wins, Espanyol five wins, three draws. eight of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

EspanyolR. de Tomás Gómez
R. de Tomás Gómez
3 goals
Rayo VallecanoI. Palazón Camacho
I. Palazón Camacho
2 goals
Rayo VallecanoA. Catena Marugán
A. Catena Marugán
1 goals

Rayo Vallecano missing players

Espanyol missing players

Rayo Vallecano Espanyol
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
5 2 0 Played P 0 2 5
3 2 0 Won W 0 2 4
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
2 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
7 6 0 Scored S 0 3 7
5 1 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 80%
60% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 50% 40%
60% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 20%
20% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
20% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
40% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 100% 100%
40% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 20%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.2 1 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1 1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
56 26 0 Total Shots T S 0 14 47
24 13 0 Shots on Target S O 0 6 19
29% 46% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 50% 37%
Key stats in La Liga 2 this season:
  • All of Rayo Vallecano's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Espanyol has the fewest conceded goals (0) in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol has the most clean sheets (5) in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol has the the best goal difference (+7) in La Liga 2
  • Espanyol have not yet conceded a single goal in all their games.
  • Espanyol have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Espanyol have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Espanyol have won all their away games so far.
  • Espanyol is in the best form (4-1-0)
  • Rayo Vallecano has the most scored goals (6) at home in La Liga 2
  • Rayo Vallecano has the the best goal difference (+5) at home in La Liga 2
  • Rayo Vallecano have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Rayo Vallecano haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
Rayo Vallecano Last season Espanyol
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
42 21   Played P   19 38
13 9   Won W   3 5
21 9   Drew D   4 10
8 3   Lost L   12 23
60 29   Scored S   12 27
50 21   Conceded C   27 58
93% 95%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   89% 92%
79% 71%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   63% 68%
40% 33%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   42% 39%
31% 29%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   11% 18%
14% 10%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   0% 3%
69% 62%   BTTS BTTS   42% 45%
26% 33%   Clean Sheets C S   16% 16%
12% 10%   Failed to Score F T   53% 47%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
3.2 3.1   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   3.2 2.8
8 5   Red cards R C   7 9
 
488 263   Total Shots T S   189 414
183 96   Shots on Target S O   57 127
33% 30%   Goal Efficiency G E   21% 21%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Espanyol 5 4 1 0 7 0 3 2 1 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 7 13
2 Sporting Gijon 5 4 0 1 5 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 1 2 1 4 12
3 Fuenlabrada 5 3 2 0 8 4 3 2 1 0 4 1 2 1 1 0 4 3 4 11
4 Mallorca 5 3 1 1 4 1 3 2 0 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 10
5 Ponferradina 5 3 0 2 7 4 3 1 0 2 4 4 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 9
6 Rayo Vallecano 5 3 0 2 7 5 2 2 0 0 6 1 3 1 0 2 1 4 2 9
7 Castellón 5 2 2 1 6 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 1 2 0 4 3 2 8
8 Mirandés 5 2 2 1 5 3 3 0 2 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 8
9 FC Cartagena 5 2 1 2 5 5 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 7
10 Málaga 5 2 1 2 2 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 6 -4 7
11 Las Palmas 5 1 3 1 7 7 2 1 1 0 5 4 3 0 2 1 2 3 0 6
12 Leganés 5 2 0 3 5 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 0 0 2 1 4 -1 6
13 Real Oviedo 5 1 3 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 -1 6
14 Tenerife 5 2 0 3 4 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 -2 6
15 Real Zaragoza 3 1 2 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
16 Alcorcón 5 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 5
17 UD Logroñés 4 1 1 2 3 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 -1 4
18 Almería 3 1 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 3
19 Girona 3 1 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 -2 3
20 Lugo 5 1 0 4 3 8 3 1 0 2 2 4 2 0 0 2 1 4 -5 3
21 Albacete 5 0 1 4 1 8 2 0 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 3 0 5 -7 1
22 Sabadell 4 0 0 4 1 6 2 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 1 3 -5 0

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The Segunda División, also known as La Liga 2, is the second highest level of the football league pyramid in Spain. 22 teams play each other home and away for a 42 match season. Top two of the league table earns promotion and one more is promoted through playoff fixtures. The bottom four are relegated.