Rayo Vallecano is trying to maintain their lossless streak and at the same time, Villareal is trying to secure a spot in the top 7 of the standings. Iraola’s men are already safe from the relegation zone, but it’s also impossible for them to reach the top 7, decreasing the importance of this match quite a lot for them.
It’s somewhat strange seeing Rayo Vallecano be completely capable of taking down the 2nd best team in La Liga without much issue and just 1 week later failed to score a win against 15th-place team Getafe. Their performance as of recently has been quite inconsistent and this might be due to them being in a comfortable spot for some time now.
Villareal is quite the opposite as they really want to get a spot in the Europa League group stage. At this point, it’s virtually impossible for Emery’s side to get a Champions League spot, but I’m pretty sure they are okay with this. Villareal recently lost against La Liga’s last-place team Alaves, which was completely unexpected.
The team that has to perform over the expectations is 100% Villareal, Rayo Vallecano no longer has anything to prove and they already secured La Liga’s safety. Villareal will be the team pressured and if they succumb, we might even see them failing to qualify for the Europa Conference League Play-off Round.
All Villareal needs to do is get a lead early on in the game as we’ve seen Rayo Vallecano not being able to come back from early deficits in their games. Of course, this might sound easier than it actually is, but we don’t have any reason to believe that Villareal won’t put all their effort into this game as they no longer have Champions League responsibilities. Hopefully, for their fans, Villareal secures this win and finishes the season in the best way possible.
Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal Game Information
- Date: 05/12/2022
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- Location: Estadio de Vallecas, Madrid
- How to Watch Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal: ESPN+
- Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal Betting Lines
Rayo Vallecano is +365 according to our Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $365. On the other side, Villarreal is -130 according to the Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $76.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Rayo Vallecano at a 21.51% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Villarreal have 56.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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