Match Preview: Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Elche Predictions and Betting Tips 17.10.2021

Rayo Vallecano – Elche Predictions & Tips For Today, October 17, 2021.

League: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 9
Match: 13:00 Rayo Vallecano – Elche
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.42
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

Rayo Vallecano – Elche Match Preview

  • Rayo Vallecano will have been disappointed to head into the international break off the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Osasuna, especially after picking up 13 points from a possible 15 in the five La Liga (LL) games prior (W4, D1). Making the most of their return to LL so far, Rayo will still be happy having bagged their best points tally at this stage of a top-flight season since the 1999/00 season.
  • ‘Los Franjirrojos’ have shown that the Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas will be no easy place to travel this season, having won all three of their home games so far whilst scoring ten goals and only conceding one in the process. Their matchday opponents here pose a threat, however, as Rayo have managed only two victories in their last 11 home matches whilst entertaining Elche across all competitions (D1, L8).
  • Elche, on the other hand, picked up just their second win of the LL campaign in a gutsy 1-0 defeat of Celta Vigo before the international break. That broke a three game winless run (D1, L2) prior for ‘Los Franjiverdes’, who haven’t exactly given their supporters much to cheer about so far, having failed to score more than once in all of their LL games this season.
  • In fact, five of their eight LL games have witnessed less than two goals scored in total. That’s a trend likely to continue as Fran Escribá’s side are still one of the favourites for the drop this season, especially after the visitors only just escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth last campaign.
  • Players to watch: Rayo’s Óscar Trejo has two goals and two assists in his three LL home games this season, while Elche’s Lucas Pérez has seen five of his last seven LL goals come away from home.
  • Hot stat: Eight of the last 11 H2H matches hosted by Rayo have been decided by a single goal.

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