Monday night action in La Liga comes from the Estadio de Vallecas, as Rayo Vallecano host Elche. The hosts will be looking for a third win in six, while the visiting side will be hoping to claim a first victory of the season.
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Rayo Vallecano undeniably come into this fixture as the form side of the two. They currently sit 12th in the La Liga standings, after winning two of the six games that they have played this term. However, goals have been in short supply, as they have found the net on just seven occasions. Meanwhile, they have allowed eight goals in the six games that they have played.
Their recent form is relatively decent, as they have won two of their previous five fixtures. However, they will need to bounce back after suffering defeat in their latest fixture before the international break. That defeat was recorded against Athletic Bilbao, as they came out on the wrong side of a five-goal thriller.
Things already look extremely desperate for Elche at this stage of the season. The Spanish side sit rock-bottom of the La Liga standings, and they are the only team yet to pick up a domestic league fixture this term. They come into this match with just one point on the board, while they have lost each of their previous four fixtures.
Their latest defeat came against Barcelona, as they were hammered 3-0 at the Nou Camp. However, that is unlikely to be a fixture that will play too much of a role when it comes to escaping relegation in La Liga this term.
Rayo Vallecano vs Elche Head to Head
Elche has a fairly good record against Vallecano in La Liga fixtures, as they have won four of the previous five fixtures. That includes a 2-1 victory in the most recent meeting between the sides last season. However, Vallecano won this exact fixture last season by a 2-1 scoreline.
Rayo Vallecano vs Elche Prediction
It’s really hard to see where Elche’s first win of the season is going to come at present. We can’t see it coming on Monday evening, as we believe Vallecano will have far too much for their rivals. Meanwhile, under 2.5 goals looks a sound bet in this fixture.
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