LaLiga – Match-day 8 Sees Osasuna take on Rayo Vallecano

Osasuna vs. Rayo Vallecano

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Saturday at the Estadio El Sadar, as Osasuna host Rayo in the LaLiga.

It’s a clash of ninth vs fifth, as Osasuna host Rayo at the Estadio El Sadar.

With the LaLiga season well into its stride, Osasuna have managed to gain 11 points

Osasuna come to this match on the back of a victory, having beaten Mallorca 2-3 at Estadi de Son Moix.

They currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 11 points having won three games, drawn two matches, and lost two meetings.

Playing at home, Osasuna have drawn two fixtures and lost two meetings.

Winning this fixture will see Osasuna on 14 points.

Osasuna are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Jagoba Arrasate’s selection choices significantly.

Rayo Vallecano have 13 points to their name, going into this tie

Rayo will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Cádiz and Athletic Bilbao. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Rayo’s League position speaks for itself, as they continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 3rd in a row. With fifth, they currently sit 13 points in the League having won four matches, drawn one game, and lost two matches.

Playing away from home, Rayo have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two meetings.

A win in this fixture, would take Rayo Vallecano’s points from 13 to 16, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Rayo will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (13). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Falcao (3), Alvaro Garcia (3), and Oscar Trejo (2). Rayo have conceded seven goals.

Rayo’s squad will likely be depleted of two of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Osasuna v Rayo Vallecano – Head-to-Heads.

The two teams have already faced each other 22 times with the record being eight victories and eight draws for Osasuna. Also, the two teams have drawn four of the last seven fixtures played between them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was February 2018 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. In their previous clashes, both sides got on the scoresheet and it’s rated at 55.56% that they both score once more on Saturday.

Osasuna’s win probability is 45.45 percent in this game.