Rayo Vallecano vs Fuenlabrada Match Preview & Prediction

Rayo Vallecano vs Fuenlabrada Match Preview & Prediction

Rayo Vallecano vs Fuenlabrada predictions, H2H and match preview for this Wednesday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for analysis and the free youtube live stream ahead of this Madrid derby.

by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)

Rayo Vallecano vs Fuenlabrada Preview

Rayo Vallecano vs Fuenlabrada predictions

The last game on Wednesday night in the Segunda Division is a Madrid derby as Fuenlabrada make the short trip to Vallecas to take on Rayo. This would have been the game that many Fuenla fans would have been looking forward to, having waited so long to face one of the bigger Madrid clubs in the league, but like all the other games in Spain currently, there will be no fans in attendance.

While two divisions separated these sides last season, there is currently only two points between these clubs with 10 games to play in the 2019/20 Segunda Division campaign. Both sides are on the fringes of the play-off battle with Rayo the higher ranked side and much the more likely to end up challenging for a top six finish. They’ve made a strong start to the resumption of the season, seeing off Albacete 1-0 in that bizarre 45 minute-match at Vallecas last Wednesday before claiming an excellent 2-2 draw away to leaders Cadiz at the weekend.

Fuenlabrada meanwhile also made a winning return to action by beating Tenerife 1-0. That was actually their first victory in 2020 and it came in their first game under the guidance of José Ramón Sandoval who had to wait three months to take charge of his new team having been appointed in the week Spain went into lockdown.

This will be a tougher task for Fuenla but they will be feeling much better about themselves having ended their long wait for a win at last. Rayo have only lost 3 of their 16 home league games this term though so it will certainly be the hosts that start as favourites.

Season Recap: Segunda Division 2019/20 Story so Far

Rayo Vallecano vs Fuenlabrada Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-1 Rayo

Rayo did some decent business in January and have looked sharp since the resumption of the season. Overall they should have enough quality in their ranks to see off Fuenlabrada and further their rise up the table towards the play-off positions.

Rayo Vallecano vs Fuenlabrada H2H

  • Rayo drew 2-2 with Fuenlabrada earlier this season at the Fernando Torres.
  • That was the first ever league meeting in one of the top two divisions.

Spanish Segunda División Betting Tips (18+)

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Rayo vs Fuenlabrada Live Stream

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

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk