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Rayo Vallecano are going up against the visiting Real Sociedad at Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas in the La Liga tie on Saturday.
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Rayo Vallecano won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 0-2 La Liga loss in their previous game against Real Sociedad.
In that match, Rayo Vallecano managed 40% possession and 6 shots at goal with 0 on target. Real Sociedad had 5 shots on goal with 3 on target. Alexander Sørloth (15') and Barrenetxea (36') scored for Real Sociedad.
Andoni Iraola's Rayo Vallecano have hit the target a sum total of 7 times over their preceding 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in that time is 7.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Rayo Vallecano:
- haven't won against Real Sociedad in their previous 7 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Real Sociedad has become apparent in recent matches. Looking at their last six meetings reveals that this has happened 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 1 and Real Sociedad have scored 14. We will have to see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Pre-game facts show that Real Sociedad:
- have not emerged victorious against Rayo Vallecano when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- have not lost to Rayo Vallecano when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. A solid away record against them.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 03/01/2016 tells us that Rayo Vallecano have won 0 of them & Real Sociedad 2, with the number of drawn results being 4.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 from Franjirrojos and 10 created by Txuri-urdin. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league contest between the two was La Liga match day 34 on 01/05/2022 when it finished Rayo Vallecano 1-1 Real Sociedad.
On that occasion, Rayo Vallecano had 44% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. The scorer was Radamel Falcao (78').
Real Sociedad had 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Alexander Sørloth (33') was the scorer.
The referee was Alejandro Muñiz Ruiz.
Team News: Rayo Vallecano
The Rayo Vallecano boss Andoni Iraola does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game with a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil has multiple availability issues to deal with. Ander Guevara (Hamstring Injury), Umar Sadiq (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Beñat Turrientes (Hamstring Injury), Álex Sola (Hamstring Injury) and Martín Merquelanz (Knee Injury) are not ready for selection.
We’re inclined to think that Rayo Vallecano could find themselves struggling to be putting a goal past this Real Sociedad side who we reckon will score & stay on top.
We’ve gone for a 0-1 winning score for Real Sociedad at the end of this game.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas (14,708)
Captain: Óscar Trejo
Chairman: Raúl Martín Presa
Manager: Andoni Iraola
Competitions: La Liga position 9
⭐ Star Man: Álvaro García
Normally deployed in the Left Wing position, Álvaro García was born in Utrera, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Granada in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has managed 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.