Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 14
Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo is coming up this LaLiga matchday #14, and it will go down at the Vallecas Stadium. It promises to be a tense one, too. As of matchday #7, these two teams were at parity in terms of overall points for the season, with the only thing separating them being goal average. And both clubs have shown the desire to achieve great things from the beginning of the season, even if the hard demands LaLiga is throwing at them have complicated things a little. As such, the teams are being forced to step up to a level they maybe weren’t counting on in this Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo.
Matchday #14 of LaLiga 2022-23 Sees Rayo Vallecano vs Celta Facing Off
Rayo Vallecano’s Plans to Finish in the Top Half of the Table Are Complicated
This season is the second consecutive one since Rayo Vallecano returned to the First Division for 2021-22.
At the time of relegation to the Second Division in the 2019-20 season, they were in the last position in the table at #20. To achieve re-promotion, they played 42 matches of LaLiga SmartBank where they obtained 19 wins, 10 draws, and 13 defeats. Thus, they earned 63 out of the 126 possible points and finished with a goal average in their favor, with 60 goals scored and 43 conceded.
For their return after two seasons away, the Rayistas did very well last season. They finished in the #12 position, which, while not one of the best and does not leave them with great things going for them, did ensure that they continued to be among the best in Spanish soccer.
Following this, they secured 11 wins, 9 draws and suffered 18 defeats. They scored 39 goals and conceded 50 goals, leaving them in negative numbers on goal balance with -11.
Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo 2022 can make all the difference between these two teams with Valencia moving through the early rounds this season fighting very closely. What’s more, a win could close the gap with those leading the competition at this stage.
Celta Vigo Is Looking To Get the Upper Hand as They Battle to Break Parity
Coming up to this Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo We see that Celta is very close to several rivals, among them Rayo Vallecano, who, even at the seventh matchday, had the same number of points.
In this case, they were only separated by the goal difference benefiting the Rayistas, who had no goals against them, while the Celtics already had a -4.
Last season Celta de Vigo finished 11th in the standings, achieving the same position in which they would end up after their game against Betis, who had a streak of pure victories and only one defeat against the current champions, Real Madrid.
By matchday #7, the Celestes had accumulated three victories, the one we already mentioned against Betis, and the other two against Girona and Cadiz.
A victory in Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo could make Coudet’s squad breathe, halting its fall down through the positions, allowing them to concentrate on taking care of holding onto the place they have. However, it is a game that will not be easy, especially because Rayo knows how to defend their goal, and Celta has a lower level of attack.
Prediction for Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo, 2022
The masterful formula that has served Celta de Vigo so well in their victories was, until the seventh matchday, a 4-1-3-2 formation that allows the defense to position itself well on the field and stop the enemy while their forwards and midfielders set up for the attack without giving up space.
On the other hand, Rayo has presented a 4-2-3-1 lineup that allows the midfielders to run down the flanks to get diagonals in the empty marks that the opponent may leave.
It is possible that this Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo will end in a 1-1 draw or that Los Franjirrojos will take the victory 2-1 by the minimum difference of one goal.
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