Rayo Vallecano and Athletic Bilbao will square off at the Estadio del Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday afternoon, with both looking to get back to winning ways in La Liga. Rayo Vallecano lost 1-2 at home against Getafe on Sunday, with their consolation goal being scored by Raul De Tomas with 15 minutes to go. On the flip side, Athletic Bilbao fought back from one goal down to secure a 1-1 away draw at Eibar thanks to a first-half goal from Inaki Williams. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rayo Vallecano is having a horrible start in La Liga at the moment, having won just once in their opening eight fixtures. They are currently on a five-game winless streak in the league, losing three in the process. Rayo are second from the bottom in the league table tied on five points with the bottom-placed Huesca. Rayo have also been poor on home soil throughout this campaign as they are yet to win after four rounds.
On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao are currently on a six-game winless run in La Liga, but overall they have lost just twice in this early part of the season. This leaves them only 17th in the standings tied on eight points with 18th-placed Leganes. The only positive news is that the Basques are unbeaten on the road so far this season, although all their league trips have ended in draws.
Bilbao have won four of their last five meetings with Rayo in La Liga and we fancy them to extend this record. Our betting tips and predictions would back Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 2.25.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Both sides are looking to end their winless streak in La Liga at the moment. However, the Basques have only lost two of their opening eight league games so far this season. Away from home, Bilbao even managed to hold Barcelona to a draw a couple of weeks ago, so our preview would back Real Sociedad to win at odds 1.72.
Rayo Vallecano to win at odds 3.20
Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao Draw at odds 3.25
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 2.25
Correct Score odds
Rayo Vallecano have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five games in La Liga. Bilbao have also struggled to keep a clean sheet throughout this campaign, having allowed at least one goal in each of their opening eight league fixtures. Our correct score fancies Athletic Bilbao to win 2-1 at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Athletic Bilbao to win 2-1 at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
These two sides have conceded a huge tally of 31 goals between them so far this season. In addition, three of the last five league games between these two have seen more than three goals. Our total goals prediction expect over 2.5 goals at odds 2.00.
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First Goalscorer odds
Inaki Williams has been one of Athletic Bilbao’s most active players in front of goal throughout this campaign, helping the team with two goals and two assists so far. Our first goalscorer prediction is Inaki Williams at odds 6.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Inaki Williams at odds 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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