Getafe vs Rayo Vallecano predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups ahead of this Madrid derby clash.
|Sunday 8th May 2022
|14:00 (local time)
|Coliseum Alfonso Perez
Getafe vs Rayo Vallecano Preview
Getafe and Rayo Vallecano meet in a derby clash in the Madrid Community on Sunday. This isn’t quite as big a game as it might have been with both sides having taken big strides towards sealing safety in recent weeks, although the hosts still have a bit of work to do still.
Getafe are 5 points above the drop-zone heading into the weekend. Their tally of 36 points may prove enough in the final reckoning but that’s far from certain at this stage and they’ll be hungry for the win here which would push them onto a figure that would all but mathematically guarantee safety. They should take confidence into the game following a 2-0 win at Celta prior to a goalless draw against Betis last time out at the Coliseum.
Having lost just 1 of their last 12 home league games, winning 7 of them, Getafe have every reason to back themselves here. They have been tough to break down throughout that period but have continued to offer a goal threat with Enes Unal their primary weapon, although Borja Mayoral has also been important of late with the only goal in the key win over relegation rivals Mallorca, as well as a brace in Geta’s first road win of the campaign in Vigo.
Rayo Vallecano briefly looked in danger of being sucked into the relegation scrap but they put those fears to bed with back-to-back 1-0 wins in the city of Barcelona last month. The victory at Camp Nou was particularly sweet and they’ve added to their points tally since then with a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad.
As a result, they are sitting comfortably in 11th place once more and there is no danger of Rayo going down which should allow everyone connected with the club the chance to reflect on an excellent campaign. If they are looking for extra motivation, a top half finish may be the aim now, something that the Madrid club have only managed twice previously in the top flight in their long history.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Getafe Wins, 3 Rayo Wins.
- Getafe have won the last 3 meetings at the Coliseum.
- Rayo haven’t tasted victory here since a 2-1 win in LaLiga in 2015.
- They were convincing 3-0 winners in the reverse fixture earlier this term.
Getafe vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions
Score Prediction: Getafe 1-0 Rayo Vallecano
Rayo have seemingly found a cure for their away day blues of late with those impressive road wins in Catalonia which makes this one a little bit more interesting. However Getafe’s need for the points is more pressing and you sense with home advantage at the Coliseum where they’ve been so strong under Quique Sanchez-Flores, they may just edge this.
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