Rayo Vallecano could yet find themselves in a battle for a European spot in the second half of the season, and they will be confident coming into this home game against Almeria after winning two of their previous three. But, can they move closer to the top six on Monday evening?
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Rayo Vallecano is a side that has gone under the radar throughout this season, as they sit seventh in the standings. They are just two points outside the top six at the halfway stage, and they could be primed to make their challenge for a European finish this term. Vallecano has won two of their previous three games, but they will likely need to cut out the regular defeats that they are suffering if they are to finish in a Europa League spot.
Vallecano bounced back from their defeat against Sociedad a few weeks ago in their previous fixture, as they picked up a hard-fought 1-0 win on the road against Villarreal. Sergio Camello netted the winner in that fixture with just 20 minutes remaining.
Almeria will likely be hoping for more of the same in the second half of the campaign, as they comfortably sit in the middle of the standings at present. However, they may still have one eye over their shoulders, as they are just three points clear of the bottom three places in La Liga.
Their recent form has been strong enough to suggest that they could pick up a shock result on Monday, as they have lost just once in their previous five. However, their only win over that period was picked up in their previous fixture. That win was a fine 3-1 home success against Espanyol.
Rayo Vallecano vs Almeria Head to Head
This will only be the sixth meeting between these sides in La Liga in the past ten years. Vallecano boasts a superior record, as they have won on four occasions. However, Almeria did pick up the points earlier this season, as they landed a 3-1 home success.
Rayo Vallecano vs Almeria Prediction
This looks set to be an engaging fixture in La Liga on Monday evening, and it is difficult to separate these two sides. However, we would be prepared to take a chance on the draw. The visitors have been difficult to beat in recent weeks, and they could maintain their strong run with a score draw.
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