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Rayo Vallecano vs. Valencia 4/11/2022 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Rayo Vallecano faces Valencia on 4/11/2022 at 02:00 PM.

Valencia visits Rayo Vallecano in a La Liga match. Rayo Vallecano with a record of 9-6-14 this season comes into this game with a 1-3-10 record on the road. Valencia is 10-11-9 this season and is 5-7-3 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. Valencia played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Valencia and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, Valencia came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Their home crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic is hungry for a win.

The Rayo Vallecano Roster

The Players to Watch for the Rayo Vallecano

Iván Balliu DF



As a scorer, Iván Balliu had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Iván Balliu has 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



Catena has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Catena has 2 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



Francisco Garcia has 26 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, 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



Santi Comesaña has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Santi Comesaña has 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 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Álvaro García has 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 Valencia Roster

The Players to Watch for the Valencia

Gonçalo Guedes FW,MF



As a scorer, Gonçalo Guedes 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 Valencia teammates, Gonçalo Guedes had 11 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Gonçalo Guedes has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Gonçalo Guedes has 2 Red Cards this season.

Hugo Guillamón MF,DF



As a scorer, Hugo Guillamón 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 Valencia teammates, Hugo Guillamón had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Hugo Guillamón has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hugo Guillamón has 0 Red Cards this season.

Omar Alderete DF



As a scorer, Omar Alderete had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Valencia teammates, Omar Alderete had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Omar Alderete has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Omar Alderete has 0 Red Cards this season.

Carlos Soler MF



Carlos Soler has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Carlos Soler has 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Carlos Soler has 6 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos Soler has 6 Red Cards this season.

Dimitri Foulquier DF



As a scorer, Dimitri Foulquier had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Valencia teammates, Dimitri Foulquier had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dimitri Foulquier has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dimitri Foulquier has 0 Red Cards this season.

Rayo Vallecano Team Stats

The Rayo Vallecano Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Rayo Vallecano was able to score 0.93 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Rayo Vallecano scored those goals off assists 89.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.83 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Rayo Vallecano was able to score on 0.26 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Rayo Vallecano attempts 3.55 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Rayo Vallecano is able to get 27.0% 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. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Rayo Vallecano goalkeepers fended off 3.9 shots per 90 minutes. 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 74.3% 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, 20.7% 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.







Rayo Vallecano Utility Stats

Rayo Vallecano tried 14.62 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Rayo Vallecano is in the top 70 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano has successfully intercepted 16.1 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Rayo Vallecano in the top 4 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano has committed 17.14 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Rayo Vallecano in the top 96 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Rayo Vallecano drew 16.24 fouls. Rayo Vallecano is in the top 5 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Rayo Vallecano had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.21 times per 90 minutes of action. Rayo Vallecano is in the top 82 percentile in offside calls against them.







Valencia Team Stats

The Valencia Offensive Stats and Metrics

Valencia scored 1.10 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Valencia scored those goals off assists 79.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.87 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

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

Valencia attempted 3.53 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Valencia attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 33.5% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Valencia Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Valencia was able to hold opponents to 1.23 goals. Valencia plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. Valencia goalkeepers fended off 4.1 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 69.1% of shots on target were saved by Valencia goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Valencia goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 33.3% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Valencia Utility Stats

Valencia tried 12.43 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Valencia is in the top 84 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Valencia has successfully intercepted 14.8 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Valencia in the top 10 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Valencia has committed 18.8 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Valencia is in the top 99 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Valencia drew 16.77 fouls. Valencia is in the top 2 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Valencia committed an offside 1.43 times. This puts Valencia in the top 17 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Rayo Vallecano vs. Valencia Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Rayo Vallecano 1 Valencia 1

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