Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano Valencia’s battle to escape La Liga’s relegation zone will continue on Monday evening. by having to meet with Rayo Eighth Vallecano at Mestalla
18th in the table, Los Che will beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 before the international break. while drawing 2-2 with Rayo Girona .Valencia hasn’t played in Spain’s top flight since 1987 but is currently in a La Liga relegation battle to reach the final.
Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano Kick Off Time
NAME: Valencia – Rayo Vallecano
DATE: 3 Apr 2023
TIME: 19:00 UTC
VENUE: Mestalla, Valencia, Spain
A very disappointing season saw Los Che pick up just 26 points from 26 games, leaving them 18th in the table, one point behind 17th-placed Espanyol.
Only basement side Elche (17) have lost more La Liga games this season than Valencia (14), while they have won just seven games in Spain’s best flight of the season. 2022-23
Ruben Baraja’s side lost 3-0 to Atletico in their final game before the international break. But they have won their last two league games at Mestalla. by defeating Real Sociedad and Osasuna 1-0
Valencia struggled in their last meeting with Rayo. But have not been able to beat the Capitals side since November 2018, having lost 2-1 in the opposite game between the two sides earlier this season.
Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano Playing XI
Valencia possible starting lineup: Mamardashvili; Foulquier, Comert, Ozkacar, Gaya; Moriba, Guillamon, Almeida; Lino, Cavani, Kluivert
Rayo Vallecano possible starting lineup: Dimitrievski; Balliu, Lejeune, Catena, F Garcia; Valentin, Comesana; Palazon, Trejo, A Garcia; Camello
Valencia lost four players to injuries last time out against Atletico. And that will be the case for Monday’s game at Camp Nou as well.
Toni Lato, Gabriel Paulista, Marcos Andre, and Jaume Domenech are still sidelined, but Los Che has no new problems.
Let’s start with the game against Atletico before the international break. Expect changes to the squad as Moriba, Samuel Lino, Andre Almeida, and Edinson Cavani may start.
Meanwhile, Rayo will pick up Ivan Ballio again on Monday night and the 31-year-old was dropped from last time out against Girona while serving a penalty.
The Capitals team is not worried about any injuries in this match, so for Mario Hernandez Balliu, it may be just a change from the starting side against Girona.
Raul de Tomas is an option to start in the third half, but Sergio Camello will likely be re-confirmed as the sole striker.
Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano Last Match Result
Valencia La Liga form: L L W L W L
Rayo Vallecano La Liga form: D D L D L D
while Valencia struggles to stay in the league. Rayo is bidding to finish in the top six and the Capitals are currently eighth on the table. with six points behind Villarreal who sits six points
Andoni Iraola’s side hasn’t won the league since early February. But have lost four and two of their last six games in Spain’s best flight.
Rayo will play the game following a 2-2 draw with Girona, who came from behind twice, in a bid to win a slice of the tournament at Estadio de Vallecas.
Los Frangirrogos finished 12th in their return to La Liga last season. And they are bidding to play consecutively at this level for the first time since 2016.
The team’s struggle to win the last game took them off the table. But it was also a very positive campaign for the club, who have picked up 16 points from 13 away league games in 2022-23.