Match Preview: Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions & H2H

Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano

Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano predictions and match preview for Friday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for the head-to-head and analysis as two top six sides meet.

  • DATE: Friday 2nd April 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: Estadio Juegos Mediterráneos
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga SmartBank

Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Preview

Almeria match action
Almeria stadium via Almju, CC BY-SA 4.0

This Friday we are in the south of Spain as Almería host Rayo Vallecano in the Estadio Juegos Mediterráneos. It has been a busy week of fixtures with both sides only having two days to prepare. Both are in need of three points to boost their respective promotion hopes. We could be in for a great game and should see goals.

Almería are coming off a great 3-0 win in their derby match away at Málaga. Head Coach José Gomes will be happy with his side’s win and how well they played.  Los Rojiblancos were without a win in three matches and it looked like their fight for one of the automatic spots could be out of reach but they are right back in the mix of things now.

Since the start of February Almería have found it hard to find some consistency and that is something they need if they are to stand a chance of a top two spot. A win here is vital and to show Mallorca and Espanyol that they are still there fighting.

Rayo are coming into this match on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss to Sporting Gijón. When on form, Los Franjirrojos can beat anyone. They are such an exciting team to watch with their attacking style but you never know which Rayo will turn up in each match and that will be something that will be troubling Head Coach Andoni Iraola.

Rayo are currently sitting sixth in the table but with Ponferradina and Girona breathing down their necks it is important Rayo get back to winning ways again if they want to be in the playoffs come the end of the season. They only have three wins in their last ten games and if they are not careful they could miss out.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Almeria Wins, 3 Rayo Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Almeria were 1-0 winners in Vallecas earlier this term in the reverse fixture which saw both teams reduced to 10 men.
  • Rayo have won on 4 of their last 6 visits to Almeria.

Almeria vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions

Score Prediction: Almeria 2-1 Rayo

If both teams are on it, this could be end to end action. It could all come down to who has the better defence on the day. Almería look sharp and full of confidence and they may just have the edge.  Rayo will be hurting from their last defeat and having only two days to prepare for it might be too little but if there is a team to surprise you in this league it’s Rayo.

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Greg has been an admirer of Spanish football for many years with a more in-depth knowledge in particular of Catalan football clubs. He has a passion for Spanish and Catalan culture.