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Prediction: Girona vs Rayo Vallecano

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 26 Dec 2022

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Prediction: Rayo Vallecano to win 2-1

Best Odds: 10/1

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Girona and Rayo Vallecano will face each other in La La this week. The match between the White and Reds and the Red Sashes will be held at Estadi Montilivi and is scheduled to kick off at 4pm UK time on Thursday.

Girona

Girona finished sixth in the Segunda Division last season and won promotion to La Liga via the playoffs. Michel’s side are doing better than many expected them to and are 13th in the table at the moment with 16 points from 14 matches, as many as five points clear of the relegation zone.

Michel’s team are among the sides being tipped for relegation from La Liga at the end of the season, and while they need to be careful, they can be happy with how things are going for them at the moment. With the likes of Sevilla and Espanyol below them in the table, it is turning out to be an encouraging season for Girona.

Girona will head into the match against Rayo Vallecano on the back of a 2-1 defat to Cacereno in the Copa del Rey. It followed a 2-0 defeat t defending Premier League champions Manchester City in a friendly match.

Team News:

Borja Garcia’s cruciate tear will also take slightly longer to heal, while David Lopez, Valery Fernandez, Javi Hernandez and Rodrigo Riquelme could be out as well.  Yangel Herrera and Yan Couto could start.

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano are an established club in La Liga who tend to finish in mid-table. The Madrid-based outfit ended up 12th in the standings last season, and they could finish in a similar position this time around.

Vallecano are doing well at the moment. They are as high as eighth in the La Liga table now with 22 points from 14 matches. Andoni Iraola’s side are only two points behind fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao, who occupy the final UEFA Champions League spot in the standings.

The Vallecans will head into the match against Girona on the back of a win against Seguntino in the Copa del Rey. It followed a 2-1 defeat to Premier League club Newcastle United in a friendly match.

Team News:

Pathe Ciss is back in training after representing Senegal at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and the midfielder could start against Girona. Experienced striker Radamel Falcao, Raul de Tomas and youngster Sergio Camello all are in contention of starting.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Girona have scored 20 goals in 14 La Liga matches.
  • Rayo Vallecano have scored 20 goals in 14 La Liga games.
  • Girona have conceded 22 goals in 14 La Liga matches.
  • Rayo Vallecano have conceded 16 goals in 14 La Liga games.
  • Cristhian Stuani has scored 4 goals in 10 La Liga matches.

Conclusion

Rayo Vallecano are doing better than Girona at the moment and will fancy their chances of wining the La Liga game even if they are the visiting team. Rayo are very mean defensively, and that could be a big factor in the final result.

Prediction: Rayo Vallecano to win 2-1

Best Odds: 10/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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