Seville v Rayo Vallecano: LaLiga Action on Match-day 12
Tenth placed Rayo will travel to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, hopeful of rampage, as they face sixteenth placed Seville.
Seville go into this match with 10 points secured
Seville come to this game on the back of a 3-1 away win against R Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu.
Also, with three draws in six meetings, Manager Jorge Sampaoli has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. Now they have 2 matches won, 5 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixteenth place, with a total of 10 points having won two games, drawn four matches, and lost five fixtures.
Playing at home, Seville have drawn three matches and lost two meetings.
Winning this fixture will see Seville on 13 points.
Seville may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Rayo Vallecano arrive at this meeting, having secured 15 points so far this season
It was three points secured for Rayo in their last fixture, beating Cádiz 5-1 at Estadio de Vallecas.
Also, Rayo seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with two draws in three matches. With a tenth position in the league and 4 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 15 points in the League having won four matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost four meetings.
Rayo have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game, drawn two games, and lost three games of their six League matches away from home this season.
Rayo Vallecano will have 18 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Going into Saturday’s game, Andoni Iraola without four of his players, due to illness or injury.
Seville v Rayo Vallecano – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Seville and Rayo have faced each other 32 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Seville’s favour (20 – 6). Additionally, seven of the past 10 meetings between Seville and Rayo have resulted in a Seville win. The last time both teams met in this competition was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.
Players to watch
For Seville, Erik Lamela scoredthree goals in 11 League games this LaLiga Season, while Isi Palazon contributed withthree goals in 11 League matches this season for Rayo.
Other players of note for Seville are Oliver Torres and Jose Carmona with three goals and two goals respectively and for Rayo are Isi Palazon and Florian Lejeune with three goals each.