Cadiz vs Rayo Vallecano Match Preview & Prediction

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Cadiz vs Rayo Vallecano predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for analysis as two sides with promotion ambitions meet.

by Daniel Garcia

Cadiz vs Rayo Vallecano Preview

Cadiz vs Rayo Vallecano predictions

The final game of the weekend in the Segunda Division comes from Andalusia where leaders Cadiz are hoping to take another step in the direction of the top flight when they play host to Rayo Vallecano. The visitors have of course already played since the resumption of football and will be looking to build on Wednesday’s win over Albacete.

Much of the focus will of course be on Cadiz here though with Álvaro Cervera’s side looking good to secure a return to the top flight for the first time since 2006. At one point this season, that looked like it might be a formality as Cadiz made a stunning start to the campaign with 10 wins from their opening 12 games. 

While the wheels haven’t exactly come off, they’ve found victories much harder to come by since with only 6 more victories in the subsequent 19 matches, seeing several sides close in on them. A vital 2-1 win over promotion rivals Almeria in their last home game though reasserted their position as the team to beat in this race.

Rayo are too far back to challenge for automatic promotion you’d imagine, but they do look capable of competing for a top six finish. They saw off Albacete in 45 minutes on Wednesday courtesy of a cracking strike from Luis Advincula and they will have considerable reinforcements available to them here given their January signings were ineligible to play in that game which started way back in December.

While they haven’t been setting the world on fire this season, Rayo have been tough to beat with 6 of their 8 games prior to the Albacete match ending up all square.

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Cadiz vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-2 Draw

This promises to be a pretty even contest. Cadiz may be topping the table but they’ve been inconsistent ever since that strong start to the season. They may struggle to claim all the points against a Rayo side that hasn’t lost away in 2020. A score draw could be the outcome of this one.

Cadiz vs Rayo Vallecano H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Cadiz Win, 1 Rayo Win, 4 Draws.
  • Rayo haven’t won on any of their 4 league trips to Cadiz this century.
  • The sides drew 1-1 in Madrid earlier this season.

Spanish Segunda División Betting Tips (18+)

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Cadiz vs Rayo Vallecano Live Stream

If you are not in Spain, you can watch Cadiz-Rayo live for free on the official LaLiga SmartBank Youtube Channel (select watch on YouTube):

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Daniel is a football writer based in Spain. He has an extensive knowledge of LaLiga history and closely follows current events in the Spanish top flight.