Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Estadio Mendizorroza
Date: 28th January 2019
Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT
These two in-form sides meet on Monday evening as they look to get a win to help them achieve their different goals this season.
Alaves are seriously chasing a European place at the end of this season and they will be looking to win this game and add points to their 32 points collected this season with Valencia and Getafe breathing down their neck.
They are the only team inside the top nine who have a negative goal difference and this highlights their struggle to score as many goals as they may need to win their European place.
Alaves have won two of their last five matches and lost their last game 4-0 at Getafe so their fans would be expecting a response here.
Rayo Vallecano come into this game in an impressive run of form that has seen them win 4 of their last 5 matches.
Having been marred in a relegation fight for much of the season, the visitors upturn in form is still only enough to elevate them to 18th position.
However, another win here could catapult them to 15th position depending on other results and that is something their players will have on their mind when they take to the field.
Bookmakers have priced Alaves up as steady favourites to come out on top in this game.
Goal markets point to a low-scoring affair as under 2.5 goals is trading odds-on while Jonathan Calleri is currently clear favourite with bookies to score the opening goal of the game.
This game gets underway at 20:00 BST.
Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera: