Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol – Predictions & Football Betting Tips

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Rayo Vallecano are still searching for their second victory of this La Liga season when they welcome Espanyol at the Estadio del Rayo Vallecano on Friday night. Rayo Vallecano fought back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 away draw at Real Sociedad on Wednesday thanks to goals from Luis Advincula and Oscar Trejo. On the contrary, Espanyol won 1-0 at home against Eibar in midweek, with Mario Hermoso scoring the winner in the 68th minute. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.

Betting Tips for the game

Rayo Vallecano have recorded just one victory in their opening five league outings. They were thrashed 1-5 at home by Alaves last weekend, but did well to secure a 2-2 away draw at Real Sociedad in midweek. Rayo sit just above the drop zone at the moment tied on four points with other three sides. The most worrying thing is that Vallecano have lost their both home fixtures to date this season.

On the contrary, Espanyol have only lost two of their opening six La Liga games this season. After a narrow 1-0 defeat on the road at Real Madrid last weekend, the Catalans bounced back with a hard-fought 1-0 home win against Eibar on Wednesday. The negative fact is that Espanyol have failed to win a single game on the road this season, losing two and drawing one of their three league trips.

Although Espanyol haven’t been at their best on the road this season, we fancy them to secure a positive result here as Rayo have been terrible so far. Our betting tips and predictions expect the Draw No Bet on Espanyol at odds 1.90.

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Match odds

Espanyol have enjoyed a much better run of form than Rayo Vallecano over the past two months. The Catalans managed to win seven of their last ten games across all competitions, while losing just two in this term. They make the trip to Rayo Vallecano high on confidence as the hosts have lost their both home fixture so far this season, conceding nine goals in the process. Our preview would back the Draw No Bet on Espanyol at odds 1.90.

Rayo Vallecano to win at odds 2.60

Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol Draw at odds 3.20

Espanyol to win at odds 2.75

Correct Score odds

Each of Espanyol’s last three league games have ended with the 1-0 scoreline. They have been very well-organized at the back throughout this La Liga campaign, having kept a clean sheet in three of their six league fixtures. They should be able to keep their opponents at bay in this one, as Rayo haven’t been great going forward throughout this campaign. Our correct score fancies Espanyol to win 1-0 at odds 8.50.

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Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds

Rayo have only scored five goals throughout this La Liga season, while conceding twelve. This is the worst defensive record in the division and they face an Espanyol team that hold one of the best defences in La Liga. Our total goals prediction fancies under 2.5 goals at odds 1.70.

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First Goalscorer odds

Borja Iglesias has scored a couple of goals for Espanyol in pre-season and he also contributed to two of the Catalans’ goals in La Liga this season. His tally reads one goal and one assist and we back him to find the opener in this one. Our first goalscorer prediction is Borja Iglesias at odds 5.50.

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