Rayo Vallecano welcome Alaves at the Estadio del Rayo Vallecano on Saturday at lunchtime, with both sides looking to build on their recent victories in La Liga. Rayo Vallecano did well to beat Huesca 1-0 away from home at the weekend thanks to a first-half goal from Gianelli Imbula Wanga. On the flip side, Alaves have also picked up a narrow 0-1 away win at Valladolid, with Ibai Gomez scoring the winner in the stoppage time. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rayo Vallecano have finally won their first game of the season, beating Huesca away from home at the weekend. They were on a five-game losing streak across all competitions prior to this triumph. Rayo are now back on home soil where they have lost just three of their last 15 games across all competitions.
Alaves, on the flip side, have failed to win on the opening two rounds of this La Liga season, but they are now on a two-game winning streak. They picked up back-to-back victories over Espanyol and Valladolid and they are now looking for a third one. In addition, Alaves have won three of their last five La Liga trips.
Alaves have been more than decent of late and we fancy them to build on this momentum. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate Alaves Draw No Bet at odds 2.37.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Alaves Draw No Bet at odds 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
Rayo Vallecano managed to put an end to their abysmal run of five defeats in a row with a hard-fought 0-1 win on the road at Huesca. The bad news is that Rayo are still without victory on home soil in this early part of the season. They face an Alaves team that have suffered just one defeat in their most recent four games across all competitions. Our preview would back Alaves Draw No Bet at odds 2.37.
Rayo Vallecano to win at odds 2.15
Rayo Vallecano vs Alaves Draw at odds 3.40
Alaves to win at odds 3.30
Correct Score odds
Rayo Vallecano have struggled to find the back of the net in this early part of the season, having scored just twice in three league outings. On the contrary, Alaves have been solid at the back in this early part of the season, having conceded just once in their last three league games. Our correct score fancies Alaves to win 1-0 at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Alaves to win 1-0 at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Four of the last eight meetings between these two sides have seen few than three goals. Rayo have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three home games across all competitions. They take on an Alaves team that have kept three clean sheets in their last five fixtures. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at odds 2.10.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
It’s pretty hard to predict the first goalscorer for Alaves in this one, as their main striker Borja Baston is out through injury. Ibai Gomez managed to get on the scoresheet last weekend and despite the fact he has been quiet over the past few seasons, we back him to add more goals to his tally. Our first goalscorer prediction is Ibai Gomez at odds 13.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Ibai Gomez at odds 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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