Rayo Vallecano vs Celta VigoLa Liga, KO: 18:30 Nov 1, 2021, Estadio de Vallecas
Fresh off their impressive win over Barcelona, high-flying Rayo Vallecano will look to continue their fine start to La Liga when they face Celta Vigo. A 100% home record this season means Vallecano will go into Monday’s clash full of confidence against their inconsistent visitors.
Rayo Vallecano have been one of the surprise teams in La Liga this season and currently sit fifth on the table, six points behind Real Madrid. They have been fearless throughout the campaign, playing some eye-catching football while also picking up points and claiming major scalps along the way.
One of Rayo Vallecano’s scalps came in their previous La Liga fixture where they claimed a famous 1-0 victory over Barcelona. Antonio Iraola’s men were constantly threatening on the break and secured the win through Radamel Falcao's first half effort.
That win over Barcelona highlights Rayo Vallecano’s dominance at home where they have won all five of their matches this season. Led by the ageless Radamel Falcao, the goals have also flowed freely this season having scored two or more goals in four of their five home matches.
Celta Vigo have been a topflight side since 2012 but their time in La Liga has been marked by inconsistency. Although they managed to finish eighth last season, it has been a difficult task attempting to capture that form this term.
Eduard Coudet’s men have lost three of their last four La Liga matches, including a 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad last time out. That poor run has seen them slip to 14th on the standings, just two points above the relegation zone.
Goals have been a problem for Celta Vigo with the usually reliable Iago Aspas, finding the net just three times in 11 matches this season. They have also failed to score in three of their last four La Liga fixtures.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to head
Rayo Vallecano are unbeaten in their last three matches against Celta Vigo, and have won the last two meetings at home. Vallecano claimed a 4-2 victory in the most recent fixture at the Estadio de Vallecas during the 2018/19 La Liga season.
Players to watch
Veteran striker Radamel Falcao has rolled back the years this season with a string of impressive performances for Rayo Vallecano. The 35-year-old has four goals already and could be tipped to once again get on the score sheet at 9/5 with Unibet.
Much of Celta Vigo's play goes through Iago Aspas and they will be banking on the striker to find his scoring touch. He has just three goals this season but could still be worth a punt to score anytime at 28/13 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 3.5 goals in the last two meetings between Rayo Vallecano and Celta Vigo and a similar outcome is priced at 27/10 with BetVictor. Over 2.5 goals is priced at 11/10 with Sport Nation while SBK is offering 5/6 on both teams to score.
Rayo Vallecano have opened the scoring in their last three matches against Celta Vigo and could be tipped to grab the first goal on Monday at 10/11 with betway.
This La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano and Celta Vigo will be played on Nov 1, 2021 and kick off at 18:30. Check below for our tipsters best Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Vigo prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.