Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas
Date: 11th January 2019
Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT
This is one of the most important games of the Spanish league season as these two struggling teams go head to head here.
A win for the home side would see them draw level on points with the teams in the 16th and 17th position in the league table.
Collecting all three points would also take them to within just 2 points of Celta Vigo and drag the visitors into the ever changing relegation battle at the bottom of the league table.
The home side won their last game 1-0, however, because 5 of the bottom 6 won as well, that didn’t do much for them.
Rayo Vallecano will be playing 3 of their next 4 home matches against teams who are potential relegation candidates and they need to win at least 2 of those games. Their fans would feel their performance in this game will show how prepared they are to avoid relegation.
Celta have a dismal record ahead of this game as they have won just 2 of their last 17 games in all competitions.
Since they fired Antonio Mohamed, the visitors’ form seems to have taken a turn for the worst and they come into this game without their ever-reliable Iago Aspas, which makes the prospect of a win even harder to conceive.
Rayo have won all 9 of their last 9 home games against Celta Vigo.
This is a very competitive betting market as bookmakers have currently price Rayo Vallecano up as slight favourites to come out on top.
Maximiliano Gomez is currently clear favourite with bookies to score the first goal of the game.
Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera: