La Liga 2 match prediction and preview for Rayo Vallecano vs Ponferradina clash

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Competition: Spain La Liga 2
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas (14708 seats)

A key match in La Liga 2 as both teams are battling for the top positions. With Rayo Vallecano in 6th position and Ponferradina placed 7th, this promises to be an exciting meeting. Read on to find out more!

Insights:
  • Rayo Vallecano has the most points from losing position (14) in La Liga 2
  • Ponferradina haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Rayo Vallecano form and stats

Rayo Vallecano have performed here at Estadio de Vallecas this season with 8 wins from 12 La Liga 2 matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 1 game and lost 3. We have seen two home losses in a row now for Rayo Vallecano, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

In their previous game, the manager A. Iraola Sagarna led his Rayo Vallecano to a defeat in the La Liga 2 match away at Malaga. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Estadio de Vallecas. Preceding that game was the away draw at FC Cartagena that finished 2-2.

Rayo Vallecano have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Estadio de Vallecas with 18 goals in 12 league matches. Vallecano are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estadio de Vallecas in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 9 from 12 matches. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Ponferradina form and stats

Playing away, Ponferradina have won 5 games, drawn 1 and suffered 7 defeats in the La Liga 2 this season. With two straight losses from their last two away games, Ponferradina are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

Ponferradina had fun at their own home (Estadio de Vallecas) last time out, beating Mirandes 1-0. Oscar Sielva scored. Preceding that game, the 0-1 loss visiting Tenerife's place.

The attacking power of Ponferradina when travelling is not overwhelming with 11 goals scored from 13 league matches away. 15 goals have been conceded by Ponferradina in these games.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Ponferradina - Vallecano 3-0, played this season. Last five meetings between the teams: Vallecano won two, Ponferradina won two and one draw. three games with over 2,5 goals, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Rayo VallecanoA. Cortés Heredia
A. Cortés Heredia
6 goals
PonferradinaÓ. Sielva Moreno
Ó. Sielva Moreno
6 goals
VallecanoI. Palazón Camacho
I. Palazón Camacho
5 goals

Rayo Vallecano missing players

Ponferradina missing players

Rayo Vallecano Ponferradina
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 12 3 Played P 4 13 26
12 8 1 Won W 0 5 12
5 1 0 Drew D 0 1 4
9 3 2 Lost L 4 7 10
30 18 2 Scored S 2 11 27
25 9 4 Conceded C 10 15 27
88% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
62% 67% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 62% 65%
42% 50% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 31% 35%
15% 17% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 8% 8%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
38% 42% 33% BTTS BTTS 50% 31% 35%
35% 42% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 31% 38%
38% 25% 33% Failed to Score F T 50% 38% 31%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.8 2.5 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 1.9 1.8
3 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
9.4 9.8 10.3 Shots (avg) S ( 7 6.8 7.3
3.7 3.8 2.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2.9 3.5
31% 39% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 17% 29% 30%
Key stats in La Liga 2 this season:
  • Ponferradina haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Rayo Vallecano has the most points from losing position (14) in La Liga 2
  • Rayo Vallecano have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Mallorca 26 16 6 4 36 13 14 8 2 4 22 9 12 8 4 0 14 4 23 54
2 Espanyol 26 16 4 6 38 16 13 10 1 2 22 7 13 6 3 4 16 9 22 52
3 Almería 26 15 4 7 38 24 13 8 3 2 23 10 13 7 1 5 15 14 14 49
4 Leganés 26 15 4 7 31 20 14 12 0 2 21 8 12 3 4 5 10 12 11 49
5 Sporting Gijon 26 13 7 6 27 17 13 8 5 0 16 6 13 5 2 6 11 11 10 46
6 Rayo Vallecano 26 12 5 9 30 25 12 8 1 3 18 9 14 4 4 6 12 16 5 41
7 Ponferradina 26 12 4 10 27 27 13 7 3 3 16 12 13 5 1 7 11 15 0 40
8 Mirandes 26 10 7 9 26 22 13 4 6 3 13 11 13 6 1 6 13 11 4 37
9 Girona 26 10 7 9 22 24 13 6 3 4 10 8 13 4 4 5 12 16 -2 37
10 Las Palmas 26 9 8 9 27 32 13 8 2 3 19 13 13 1 6 6 8 19 -5 35
11 Malaga 26 9 7 10 24 32 13 3 5 5 11 15 13 6 2 5 13 17 -8 34
12 Fuenlabrada 25 7 12 6 26 26 12 2 8 2 8 8 13 5 4 4 18 18 0 33
13 Lugo 26 8 9 9 26 27 13 6 5 2 13 7 13 2 4 7 13 20 -1 33
14 Tenerife 26 9 6 11 22 24 13 6 4 3 14 7 13 3 2 8 8 17 -2 33
15 Real Oviedo 25 7 10 8 28 26 13 4 5 4 19 15 12 3 5 4 9 11 2 31
16 UD Logroñés 26 8 6 12 19 32 12 5 2 5 11 15 14 3 4 7 8 17 -13 30
17 Real Zaragoza 25 7 6 12 21 24 12 5 4 3 13 10 13 2 2 9 8 14 -3 27
18 Sabadell 26 6 8 12 23 30 13 2 5 6 11 15 13 4 3 6 12 15 -7 26
19 FC Cartagena 26 6 7 13 27 37 13 4 3 6 17 17 13 2 4 7 10 20 -10 25
20 Albacete 26 6 6 14 17 32 13 3 4 6 10 14 13 3 2 8 7 18 -15 24
21 Alcorcon 25 6 5 14 14 26 13 5 0 8 9 16 12 1 5 6 5 10 -12 23
22 Castellón 26 6 4 16 23 36 13 5 0 8 12 12 13 1 4 8 11 24 -13 22

Read more about La Liga 2

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.