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Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal Betting Tips & Predictions 

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Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal Predictions

Villarreal head here looking to cement their current 4th place. They’ve won their last two league games against Eibar and Getafe, two sides who are both in very poor form. As a result they have an 8 point advantage on 5th place Celta Vigo with only 6 games to go and look all but certain to be playing in the Champions League next season.

As a result there isn’t much pressure on them to perform here and the match does come just 3 days after their trip to Eastern Europe to play Sparta Prague in the Europa League. Therefore there are likely to be some tired legs in the Villarreal camp and they may rotate their team round quite a bit bringing in a few of their less regular starters which would be good news for Rayo Vallecano.

The Madrid club are fighting for their lives and their form is pretty good for a side that are just 2 places and 3 points above the relegation zone. They have only lost 1 of their 8 home games in 2016 and that came against Barcelona when Rayo had 2 players sent off. 6 of Rayo’s 7 league wins this season have come at home and they will be really targeting this match with tough games still to come against both Real and Atletico Madrid.

To further encourage Rayo, the visitors will also be without long-serving Bruno in midfield due to a suspension. He has been arguably Villarreal’s best player this season and his experience will be missed so the value here might be found by backing Rayo Vallecano Draw No Bet at 17/20. It is safer to do that rather than backing Rayo to win outright as Villarreal have drawn 4 of their last 6 away games in La Liga and have a knack of sneaking points but the hosts are capable of edging it.

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