Rayo Vallecano is set to play Celta Vigo at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Monday in La Liga.
Rayo Vallecano entered this match after beating Barcelona 1-0 in the league. The first half goal of veteran Colombian striker Radamel Falcao secured the victory for Andoni Iraola’s Rayo Vallecano.
On the other hand, Celta Vigo lost 2-0 to Real Sociedad led by Emmanol Alguassel in the league. The goals of the second half of the Swedish striker Alexander Isak and the heart of the defense Aritz Ilustondo completed the Real Sociedad deal.
Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo head to head
In 12 head-to-head matches between the two sides, Rayo Vallecano has the advantage. They have won seven matches, lost three and drawn twice.
The two teams last faced each other in 2019, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. The goals of winger Adri Embarba and midfielder Alvaro Medran for Rayo Vallecano were disallowed with two goals in the second half from star striker Iago Aspas for Celta Vigo.
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Rayo Vallecano team news vs Celta Vigo
Rayo Vallecano will be absent from winger Martin Merquilanz. Other than that, there are no known issues and coach Andoni Iraola is expected to have a full fitness squad at his disposal.
injured: Martin Merkellans
Meanwhile, Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Codet will not be able to call up the services of defender Jose Fontan.
injured: Jose Fontan
Predicting Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo XI
Rayo Vallecano expected line-up (4-2-3-1): Stolen Dmitrievsky, Ivan Palio, Esteban Savelgic, Alejandro Katina Marujan, Fran Garcia, Oscar Valentine, Santi Commissana, Randy Ntica, Oscar Trejo, Alvaro Garcia, Radamel Falcao
Predicted line-up Celta Vigo (4-1-3-2): Matias Detoro, Hugo Mallo, Nestor Araujo, Jason Murillo, Jaffe Galan, Okay Yokoslo, Brice Mendes, Denis Suarez, Thiago Gallardo, Iago Aspas, Santi Mina
Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Rayo Vallecano is currently fifth in the league and will be full of confidence after beating Barcelona. Former Atletico Madrid and Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has enjoyed an excellent start to the season with the club. Tiger Known for his predatory instinct during his prime, the 35-year-old has even shown glimpses of his quality.
On the other hand, Celta Vigo are currently ranked 14th in the league table, and have lost three of their last five league matches. It leads by two points over Cadiz, who is in the eighteenth place. While there is no need for alarm bells yet, head coach Eduardo Codet is sure to feel the pressure already.
Rayo Vallecano is in great shape and should come out victorious here.
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prediction: Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Celta Vigo