Rayo Vallecano is in an excellent rhythm, he is currently 8th in La Liga and enters this duel with a lot of confidence. Betis has played somewhat weaker games lately, but with a win in this match, they can return to the very top of the table. The home team is undefeated in the previous 7 league games, in that period they recorded 3 wins and 4 draws. In the last round, Rayo played 2-2 with Girona in an interesting game. On the bench of the team is the former representative of Spain, Andoni Iraola, who is doing a fantastic job. His chosen ones are playing very well at home this season, in 8 games they experienced only one defeat and won 14 points. A few days ago, Rayo was eliminated from the Copa De La Rey, being kicked out by Gijon with a score of 2-0.
Betis played very good games at the beginning of the championship, but then there was a slight drop in games. In the previous five games, he achieved only one victory, with two draws and the same number of defeats. In the last round, he played 0-0 with Athletic Bilbao. During the week, he defeated Ibiza after a reversal in Copa De La Rey with a score of 1-4. The Andalusians occupy the 7th position in La Liga, but they have only two points less than the 4th placed Atletico, and with a victory in this match they can launch themselves to the very top of the table. As for the head-to-head meetings, the last 5 duels have seen two wins for Betis and 3 draws. It is interesting that both teams scored at least one goal in each of those games. At the home team, the only question mark is Raul de Tomas' performance, very good signing from Espanyol. Manuel Pellegrini cannot count on defenders Luiz Felipe and Sabaly, while the return of Camarasa to the field is possible.
I expect an interesting but tough game, Rayo plays well in front of its fans while tradition is on the side of the Andalusians. A draw is the most logical outcome because I think both camps would be satisfied with a point.