Rayo Vallecano vs Granada Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

The Estadio de Vallecas in Madrid gears up for a crucial La Liga encounter on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024. Local favorites Rayo Vallecano lock horns…

Rayo Vallecano vs Granada

The Estadio de Vallecas in Madrid gears up for a crucial La Liga encounter on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024. Local favorites Rayo Vallecano lock horns with Granada CF, creating a battle between a team striving to move up the table and another desperate to avoid relegation.

Match

  • Teams: Rayo Vallecano vs Granada CF
  • Competition: La Liga
  • Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but La Liga matches typically start between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM GMT+2.
  • Venue: Estadio de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain

Prediction

The Estadio de Vallecas is set for a high-stakes La Liga encounter with contrasting objectives for both teams:

  • Rayo Vallecano Win (Favorable at Home): Playing at home with a passionate crowd and a strong attacking duo, Rayo Vallecano has a good chance to win. Look for their creativity and home advantage to potentially exploit weaknesses in a nervous Granada side desperate for points.
  • Draw (Possible Outcome, Especially with Cautious Approach): The pressure of the situation might lead both teams to prioritize avoiding defeat, resulting in a tightly contested match that ends in a draw, especially if Rayo Vallecano adopts a more cautious approach against a determined Granada.
  • Granada Win (Underdog, Requires Grit and Discipline): The visitors can pull off an upset if they maintain a disciplined defensive structure, capitalize on scoring opportunities, and find some fighting spirit in their fight for survival.

Lineups (Predicted)

  • Rayo Vallecano (4-3-3):
    • Goalkeeper: Stole Dimitrievski
    • Defenders: Fran García, Alejandro Catena, Florian Lejeune, Ivan Balliu
    • Midfielders: Santi Comesaña, Óscar Valentín, Isi Palazón
    • Forwards: Álvaro García, Randy Nteka, Sergio Moreno
  • Granada CF (4-4-2):
    • Goalkeeper: Luis Maximiano
    • Defenders: Carlos Neva, Domingos Duarte, Germán Sánchez, Santiago Arias
    • Midfielders: Monconduit, Ángel Montoro, Yangel Herrera, Darwin Machís
    • Forwards: Jorge Molina, Luis Suárez (Captain’s experience crucial)

Odds

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • Rayo Vallecano Win: Favorite at Home (around -1.70)
  • Draw: Likely Outcome (around +3.10)
  • Granada Win: Underdog (around +4.90 or higher)

Head-to-Head (H2H)

Rayo Vallecano holds a historical edge over Granada:

  • Dominant Record: In their last 5 meetings, Rayo Vallecano has won 4, while Granada has only managed 1 win, with the other ending in a draw.
  • Recent Success: Rayo Vallecano emerged victorious in their last encounter against Granada with a 2-0 scoreline.

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