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Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions and Picks | La Liga Jan 30

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Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Preview

Villarreal has been on a roll as of late going 4-1-0 in their last five sitting 5th in the La Liga standings. Rayo Vallecano however is only 1-2-2 in their last five sitting 9th. WagerTalk soccer handicapper Kevin Dolan shares his betting preview on this Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Match from Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain.

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Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Odds

Monday, January 30 La Liga Betting Notes
Villarreal: -130
Rayo Vallencano: +370
Draw: +265
Total: 2.5 Goals (Odds Above Courtesy of DraftKings)
Game Time: 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Analysis

Spanish LaLiga action on Monday as Villarreal takes on Rayo Vallecano over in the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia with both teams looking to cement themselves in the European hunt this season.

Rayo Vallecano were flirting with a top-six position earlier in the season, but since then have dropped off the pace, currently sitting in ninth position in the table.

They will need to generate a massive turnaround in fortunes that has seen them win just one of their last five league games in all if they’re going to have any chance of landing a European spot later this year.

Villarreal meanwhile are right in the thick of it, unbeaten in five straight games now heading into Monday’s clash, winning four of them outright, and are in some absolutely terrific form overall right now, almost knocking Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey ten days ago also.

Rayo Vallecano haven’t beaten Villarreal since all the way back to 2016, with the Yellow Submarine winning each of their last four head-to-head meetings against Rayo Vallecano.

Rayo Vallecano Always Dangerous

While ‘Los Franjirrojos’ haven’t always been La Liga’s best team in terms of consistency, failing to put back-to-back wins together more than once all season.

They have shown how dangerous they can be against the bigger teams in the league, taking points off Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona already this season.

Their La Liga win/draw rate of 67% as pre-match outsiders ranks as the second-best in the entire league this year, so Rayo Vallecano definitely shouldn’t be underestimated ahead of Monday’s clash.

Villarreal Showing Bite In Attack

While it’s usually been a solid defense that has seen Villarreal engineer success in the past, it’s actually been their attack this season that has been most impressive.

The Yellow Submarine own the league’s 3rd best offensive xG rating at home this year behind only the big two of Barcelona and Real Madrid, and since January 1st, have actually moved into the #2 spot in that category.

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction

It’s hard to look past another Villarreal victory in this one on Monday as they’re just playing so well right now.

While Rayo Vallecano always remain dangerous in big LaLiga matchups, their numbers this season just haven’t been that good, especially on the road, with a full 1.59 xGD per game separating these two teams based on their respective home/away forms this year.

Take Villarreal to get another close victory on Monday against Rayo Vallecano over in Spanish LaLiga.

Prediction: Villarreal -0.75 (-115)

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‘The sharpest sports mind in Ireland’ is how one prominent newspaper dubbed Kevin Dolan after he became the first foreigner ever to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament back in 2015. “The Irishman” made his start wagering on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all to immense success.

Since becoming a professional bettor, he has since lit up the sports betting scene in the U.S. and abroad, winning two handicapping awards and writing a best-selling book on sports handicapping named ‘The Complete Guide to Sports Betting’.

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