Match Preview: Rayo Vallecano 1-5 Alaves Prediction and Betting Tips | Spain (LaLiga Santander)

Rayo Vallecano – Alaves betting tips for today, September 22, 2018.
Kick-off: 12:00
Football: Spain – LaLiga Santander
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.41
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 1:5 WON!!!

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Rayo Vallecano and Alaves will kick off Saturday’s action in LaLiga (LL). Rayo will be looking for their first points as home side, while Alavés visit the Vallecas stadium with an undefeated three-game streak in LL.
Even though Rayo Vallecano got promoted to LL as the top side La Liga 2 with 76 points, they would have finished seventh in the table if only home results counted. Reversing this stat should be one of Rayo’s main concerns if they want to clinch safety in a much tougher league.
After starting with six straight defeats last season, Alavés have enjoyed a good start this time around. Except for the 0-3 loss at the Camp Nou in the first game, Abelardo’s men have only conceded one goal, and gained seven points, in their last three league fixtures.
Even though the most recent record between these sides is from La Liga 2, Rayo and Alavés have met six times in LL, with a record of three wins for each side and two draws.
Players to watch: After scoring a wonder goal to clinch the three points for Rayo, Stoke City loanee Giannelli Imbula has earned a spot as a consistent starter.
Ibai Gómez (ALA) secured the three points for his side with a last-minute goal at Valladolid and will be eyeing up another good performance.
Stat attack: In their last season in LL (2015/16), Rayo Vallecano were the team that conceded the most goals (73).
Alavés finished undefeated in four of their last five away LL games last season.
In 14 H2H games across all competitions, both Rayo and Alavés have six wins apiece and two draws.
So far, Alavés have scored 100% of their goals in LL (three) during the second-half.

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