Rayo Vallecano & Celta Vigo meet on Match-day 14

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Thursday at Estadio de Vallecas, as Rayo host Celta in the LaLiga.

This clash sees eighteenth play eighth, as struggling Celta visit Estadio de Vallecas to face Rayo.

It’s 21 points so far for Rayo Vallecano this season, going into this match

Rayo will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 3-2 victory over R Madrid in their last fixture.

Also, can Rayo extend their incredible run of three wins? Their position is eighth in the League and they have 21 points, that is, 6W, 4L and 3D having won six games, drawn three meetings, and lost four matches.

Rayo’s home record is commendable, having won four fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game this season. This record should be most concerning for Celta.

Rayo Vallecano will have 24 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Rayo, in terms of goals scored (20). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Isi Palazon (3), Alvaro Garcia (3), and Florian Lejeune (3). Rayo have conceded 16 goals.

Andoni Iraola will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Rayo players.

Celta Vigo under pressure for a result as they go to fancied Rayo Vallecano on Thursday

It was a humbling defeat at the hands of Osasuna for Carlos Carvalhal’s men in their last match, they will be hoping to get something out of this game for sure.

Also, Celta may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. The Sky Blues have lost seven of nine fixtures. With 11 points (3W, 8L and 2D), they are established in eighteenth position in the League having won three fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost eight games.

Celta now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won one game and lost five matches matches on the road.

Winning this fixture will see Celta Vigo on 14 points.

Celta are likely to be missing three of their key players when they start Thursday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Rayo Vallecano v Celta Vigo – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels previous encounters between these two teams havetended to favour the local team when it comes to wins.Rayo have recorded 15 wins and nine draws. Further, in the last two fixtures between these two sides, the game has ended in a draw. February 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Rayo Vallecano took all three points winning 2-0.

Players to watch

For Rayo, Isi Palazon is one of the top performing players after having scoredthree goals in 13 League games so far, while Iago Aspas, one of their best scorers, has nettedseven goals in 13 League matches this season for Celta.

Other standout players for Rayo are Alvaro Garcia and Florian Lejeune with three goals and three goals respectively and for Celta are Gabriel Veiga and Oscar with three goals and two goals respectively.