Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia Prediction Soccer Picks 4/3
- Apr 3, 2023, 8:15:22 AM
Valencia CF will face Rayo Vallecano on Monday, April 3, 2023, at Estadio de Mestalla in what is expected to be an exciting LaLiga matchup. In this preview, we'll take a closer look at both teams' recent form, key players, and statistics to make a soccer prediction on why Valencia will win.
Recent Form and Key Players
Valencia CF suffered a 3-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid in their last LaLiga matchup. Despite this, they have some quality players who can turn the game around, including Edinson Cavani, who has five goals and one assist this season. Hugo Guillamon has also been a key contributor for Valencia, with one goal and four assists. Andre Almeida has two goals and three assists, while Justin Kluivert has four goals.
On the other hand, Rayo Vallecano is coming off a 2-2 draw against Girona FC in their last game. Isi Palazon and Oscar Trejo scored for Rayo Vallecano in that game, and they will be looking to continue their good form against Valencia. Palazon has been the standout player for Rayo Vallecano this season, with six goals and five assists. Sergio Camello has five goals and four assists, while Alvaro Garcia has four goals and two assists.
Statistics and Insights
Valencia currently ranks 14th in LaLiga, scoring an average of 1.1 goals per game. Meanwhile, Rayo Vallecano is ranked 11th defensively, allowing an average of 1.2 goals per game. Rayo Vallecano is ranked 11th in scoring, with an average of 1.2 goals per game, while Valencia gives up an average of 1.2 goals per game, also ranking them 11th.
Valencia has taken 330 shots in 26 matches, ranking them sixth in LaLiga. In contrast, Rayo Vallecano has conceded 306 opponent shots over 26 matches, which puts them in ninth place. Rayo Vallecano takes an average of 13.7 shots per game, fifth-best in LaLiga, while Valencia gives up an average of 11.5 shots per game, ranking them eighth.
Considering Valencia's superior shot differential (+32 overall, +1.2 per game) and Rayo Vallecano's weak defensive record, we predict that Valencia will win this game. Valencia's key players, including Cavani, Guillamon, Almeida, and Kluivert, are all capable of making a difference, while Rayo Vallecano's defense has been vulnerable this season. While Palazon and Camello have been impressive for Rayo Vallecano, Valencia's overall strength and form should be enough to secure a victory in this LaLiga matchup.