Deportivo Alaves will face Rayo Vallecano at Estadio Mendizorrotza in the 21st Round of Spanish LaLiga. Alaves against Rayo Vallecano is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Alaves this season showing very great results. They are the underdog this year and can fight for being one of the top Spanish clubs. They have all chances to be promoted to Champions League or at least to Europa League, what would be a very big achievement for such a club. Alaves Deportivo is one of two LaLiga clubs with no losses at home together with Atl. Madrid. They are playing perfectly at home, during this season they won against Real Madrid 1:0, played a draw with a great form showing Sevilla and won in the last match against Valencia.
Alaves are great at attacking set pieces, coming back from losing positions and protecting the lead. However, they are really bad at keeping possession of the ball, defending set pieces and avoiding fouling in dangerous areas. This match is very important for Alaves, most of the main squad are fit and ready for the fight. Except one of the best assister Jony due to Ankle Injury.
Rayo Vallecano now stands at 18th position in LaLiga and they are very close to being relegated at the end of the season if they don’t start playing good and confident football. Away team played four matches very successfully and won 3 of them. However, the situation of the season is not fixed and they have much work to do. Rayo Vallecano has won only 2 games while playing away and scored only 5 goals, conceded 12.
Away team is great this season at shooting from direct free kicks, attacking down the wings, creating long shot opportunities and creating chances using through balls. However, they have problems with avoiding fouling in dangerous areas and defending against through ball attacks.
Teams have met a long time ago, so we will look only at last match at the beginning of the season. Rayo played at home and statistic shows that they were better with more shots, better possession and pass accurate, however, they lost the match with 5:1 result.