Rayo Vallecano vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Friday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups ahead of this derby clash in Madrid.
|Friday 14th October 2022
|21:00 (local time)
Rayo Vallecano vs Getafe Preview
Matchday 9 of LaLiga 2022/23 kicks off with a Madrid derby. Rayo Vallecano were convincing victors in this fixture last season and they’ve made the brighter start of the two teams this year too.
They do however come into this on the back of their worst performance of the season. A lacklustre 1st Half display saw them concede three goals against lowly Almeria. Andoni Iraola made three Half Time changes and clearly was not happy with the level of his side’s display, although it’s also questionable why he felt the need to make so many alterations to his starting XI with the likes of Oscar Valentin, Santi Comesana and even goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski dropping out of the side that beat Elche.
We may see at least two of those players return here as Rayo look to make it three straight home wins. They were so good in Vallecas in the first half of last season and Iraola will see this as a winnable game and a real chance to get that kind of momentum going again on home soil.
As for Getafe, their mini-revival has been halted by back-to-back home victories. Defensively they don’t look as good as they did last season but injuries have been a factor so far and they were really hampered last weekend against Real Madrid by the absence of key midfielders Mauro Arambarri and Nemanja Maksimovic.
You sense that Quique Sanchez Flores would ideally like to start both of those players with summer signing Luis Milla in midfield. That hasn’t been possible yet for a variety of reasons but on paper, it could be a really strong and well balanced midfield which may help Getafe start to put more points on the board.
Team News & Possible Lineups
Possible XI: Lopez – Fran Garcia, Catena, Lejeune, Balliu – Comesana, Valentin – Alvaro Garcia, Trejo, Isi – Camello (4-2-3-1)
Coach: Andoni Iraola
Possible XI: Soria – Djene, Mitrovic, Duarte – Angileri, Milla, Alena, Algobia, Damian – Unal, Mayoral (3-5-2)
Coach: Quique Sanchez Flores
Score Prediction: Rayo Vallecano 1-1 Getafe
This should be a close game with both sides struggling for consistency. Overall, there’s not a lot to separate them. Getafe perhaps have a bit more quality but Rayo have made the brighter start and feel like the more settled team. This one may end up all square.
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