The twenty-first round of the Spanish 2018/2019 season will be complemented this Monday, January 28, with the meeting involving Alaves and Rayo Vallecano. The confrontation will be based on the Mendizorrotza stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The forecast is that the ball rolls from 18h (Brasília time).
After being massacred by Getafe, 4-0, at the rival’s home on the previous day, which opened the second round of the current season of LaLiga, the Alavés had time to put the house in order. It was ten days separating the games. That’s because the team, eliminated early in the King’s Cup, had no commitments last weekend.Focused exclusively on the Spanish Championship, coach Abelardo was able to prevent the disastrous result from compromising the good campaign that his team has been doing so far. Alavés started the twenty-first round of the tournament in fifth place with 32 points (nine wins, five draws and six losses). Situation that assured him the right to compete in the 2019/2020 edition of the Europa League.At home, the team remains undefeated, although it does not perform spectacularly. Of the nine games played, were five victories and four draws with 11 goals scored and six conceded. This makes the team appear with the sixth best performance in this issue in the Spanish Championship.To face Rayo Vallecano, the doubts to define the escalation due to injury problems are two. They are under the care of the medical department and will have to undergo further tests that will determine whether Jony midfielder (18 matches in the 2018/2019 season of the Spanish league, three goals) and striker John Guidetti (12 matches without goal).
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The Rayo Vallecano had in the previous round broken its sequence of victories, that reached three departures. After beating Levante (2 to 1), Valladolid (1 to 0) and Celta (4 to 2), they went 2-2 with Real Sociedad.It’s his best show all season. Although the draw at home can not be considered a great result, especially as Rayo Vallecano have opened a 2-0 lead and conceded equality.This left the opportunity to escape from the relegation zone. With 20 points (five wins, five draws and ten losses), he started the twenty-first round in the eighteenth place, the first in the sticking region. The drawback to the Celta, seventeenth placed, was one point.As a visitor, the figures show slightly better comparative performance. In that respect, Rayo Vallecano is the fifth worst of LaLiga. So if it depended only on the results as column two would be outside of Z3. Of the 27 points that disputed in that situation, it collected seven (two victories, a tie and six defeats) having scored five goals and suffered 12.For Monday’s meeting with Alavés, coach Michel has three contusion problems to deal with. Gorka Elustondo (five games in the Spanish 2018/2019 version without a goal) and Gael Kakuta (nine games, one goal) are handed over to the care of the medical department; and striker Alex Alegria (nine games, no goal).
Football Prediction of the Day Alavés vs Rayo Vallecano
After ten years without crossing, the teams again faced each other in the first round of the 2018/2019 Spanish Championship. Alaves, even in the home of Rayo Vallecano, thrashed 5-1.
Owner of a fairly regular campaign throughout practically all the season, the thrashing suffered before the Getafe seems to be an exception in the behavior of the Alaves. So, having had a good time to recover, the expectation is that the team will return to display its usual pattern of play, which may not be extraordinary, but has achieved good results.Rayo Vallecano showed evolution, especially in the defensive sector, which was its biggest problem. However, in the last two matches he has returned to see his defense leaked twice. It is a very high index. Thus, the prognosis in the win of the owners of the house is the most suitable for the confrontation of Monday that closes the twenty-first round of the Spanish 2018/2019 Championship.
Bet Tips: Alavés wins