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Rayo Vallecano vs. Granada 4/3/2022 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Rayo Vallecano challenges Granada on 4/3/2022 at 12:30 PM.

Rayo Vallecano faces Granada in a La Liga match. Rayo Vallecano with a record of 9-5-14 this season comes into this game with a 1-2-10 record on the road. Granada is 6-10-13 this season and is 4-4-6 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Rayo Vallecano and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Granada than game on their home pitch?

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Granada and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Granada won and now turns their attention to Rayo Vallecano at home in friendly territory.

The Rayo Vallecano Roster

The Players to Watch for the Rayo Vallecano

Iván Balliu DF



As a scorer, Iván Balliu had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Rayo Vallecano teammates, Iván Balliu had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Iván Balliu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Iván Balliu has 0 Red Cards this season.

Catena DF



As a scorer, Catena had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Catena has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Catena has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Catena has 0 Red Cards this season.

Francisco Garcia DF



As a scorer, Francisco Garcia had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Rayo Vallecano teammates, Francisco Garcia had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Francisco Garcia has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Francisco Garcia has 0 Red Cards this season.

Santi Comesaña MF



As a scorer, Santi Comesaña had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Rayo Vallecano teammates, Santi Comesaña had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Santi Comesaña has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Santi Comesaña has 0 Red Cards this season.

Álvaro García FW,MF



Álvaro García has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Rayo Vallecano teammates, Álvaro García had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Álvaro García has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Álvaro García has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Granada Roster

The Players to Watch for the Granada

Luis Javier Suárez FW



Luis Javier Suárez has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Luis Javier Suárez has 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luis Javier Suárez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Javier Suárez has 1 Red Cards this season.

Carlos Neva DF



As a scorer, Carlos Neva had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Carlos Neva has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Carlos Neva has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos Neva has 0 Red Cards this season.

Luis Milla MF



As a scorer, Luis Milla had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Luis Milla has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luis Milla has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Milla has 2 Red Cards this season.

Germán Sánchez DF



As a scorer, Germán Sánchez had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Granada teammates, Germán Sánchez had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Germán Sánchez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Germán Sánchez has 0 Red Cards this season.

Quini DF



As a scorer, Quini had 18 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Granada teammates, Quini had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Quini has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Quini has 0 Red Cards this season.

Rayo Vallecano Team Stats

The Rayo Vallecano Offensive Stats and Metrics

Rayo Vallecano scored 0.89 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Rayo Vallecano was able to score 0.79 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Rayo Vallecano converted on 0.26 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Rayo Vallecano attempted 3.5 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Rayo Vallecano is able to get 26.5% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.







Rayo Vallecano Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Rayo Vallecano was able to hold opponents to 1.0 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.79 shots were saved by Rayo Vallecano goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Rayo Vallecano goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 73.6% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 21.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Rayo Vallecano. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.



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Rayo Vallecano Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Rayo Vallecano had 14.68 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Rayo Vallecano is in the top 63 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Rayo Vallecano had 16.14 interceptions. This puts Rayo Vallecano in the top 12 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano has committed 17.21 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Rayo Vallecano is in the top 98 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Rayo Vallecano drew 16.29 fouls. This puts Rayo Vallecano in the top 4 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.29 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Rayo Vallecano in the top 88 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Granada Team Stats

The Granada Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Granada was able to score 0.97 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Granada was able to score 0.66 goals off assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Granada was able to score on 0.31 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Granada attempted 3.07 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Granada attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 29.7% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Granada Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Granada was able to hold opponents to 1.34 goals. Granada plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.83 shots were saved by Granada goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Granada goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 72.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Granada goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 17.2% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

Granada Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Granada had 10.72 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Granada is in the top 90 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Granada had 12.69 interceptions. Granada is in the top 35 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Granada commits 14.52 fouls. This puts Granada in the top 74 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Granada drew 14.59 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Granada in the top 14 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Granada had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.69 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Granada in the top 41 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Rayo Vallecano vs. Granada Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Rayo Vallecano 1 Granada 1

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