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UD Las Palmas will be at Estadio de Vallecas on Friday for the La Liga 2 tie with home team Rayo Vallecano.
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Rayo Vallecano will be hoping for a better result following a 3-2 La Liga 2 loss in their previous game against UD Almería.
In that game, Rayo Vallecano managed 68% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Rayo Vallecano was Juan Villar (51', 57'). At the other end, UD Almería got 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. José Carlos Lazo (9'), Darwin Núñez (20') and Juan Muñoz (30') scored for UD Almería.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Rayo Vallecano haven’t conceded. The facts show that Franjirrojos have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 11 goals in the process. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained here.
Analysis of their past results shows that Rayo Vallecano:
- haven't lost in the league to UD Las Palmas in their previous 4 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
UD Las Palmas
UD Las Palmas will go into this match following on from a 1-0 La Liga 2 win versus CD Mirandés in their most recent match.
In that match, UD Las Palmas managed 55% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for UD Las Palmas was Rubén Castro (85').
A sequence of effective showings from the UD Las Palmas defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes overall. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 6.
Their prior results show that UD Las Palmas:
- have not emerged victorious against Rayo Vallecano in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 10/04/2010 tells us that Rayo Vallecano have won 4 of these games & UD Las Palmas 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
In all, 15 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 of them from Franjirrojos and 5 being from Las Palmas. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league game featuring these sides was LaLiga2 match day 21 on 21/12/2019 when it ended UD Las Palmas 1-1 Rayo Vallecano.
In that game, UD Las Palmas managed 65% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Juan José Narvaez (6').
For their opponents, Rayo Vallecano had 4 shots on goal with 1 on target. Adri Embarba (21') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Saúl Ais Reig.
Team News: Rayo Vallecano
Bebé (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Leonardo Ulloa (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for Rayo gaffer Paco Jémez.
Team News: UD Las Palmas
Las Palmas boss Pepe Mel has a number of players out of action. Álvaro Lemos (Hamstring Injury) and Raúl Fernández (Fractured Finger) miss out here.
Our thinking is that UD Las Palmas are capable enough to put one past this Rayo Vallecano team, but it is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Rayo Vallecano by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de Vallecas (14,790)
Captain: Alberto García
Chairman: Raúl Martín Presa
Manager: Paco Jémez
Competitions: LaLiga2 position 7
⭐ Star Man: Mario Suárez
Typically playing in the Centre Midfield position, Mario Suárez was born in Madrid, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Atlético de Madrid in the 2005 - 2006 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored 6 league goals in this LaLiga2 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 32 appearances.