Rayo Vallecano v Real Zaragoza: Poor travellers to crumble again

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Rayo Vallecano welcome Real Zaragoza to the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Monday, hoping to protect an impressive seasonal home record.

Indeed, the hosts have lost only twice on their own patch this term, against Real Madrid and Barcelona, and are a superb 23/20 to triumph here.

Meanwhile, Zaragoza’s results on the road have been as poor as Rayo’s have been impressive, with the visitors winning just once away from home so far.

They haven’t won at this ground for 11 years, and so the 11/5 regarding the away side here should be approached with great caution.

It could also be worth noting that either side have drawn only once apiece this term, and so the 5/2 about the stalemate here may be worth avoiding.

Five of the last six meetings between these sides have reaped goals for both teams, and it is a 4/7 chance that each defence is breached in this clash too.

What may prove a better value punt though, is for Rayo to come out on top in a match where both teams find the net, at hugely tempting 3/1 odds.

Alternatively, punters could choose to bet on the match result and amount of goals occurring, where the home side stand out at 21/10 to win a game involving over 2.5 goals.

Zaragoza have on average conceded at least two goals per game on the road this term, and considering that, Vallecano may be worth a bet in handicap markets here.

The hosts are 3/1 to overcome a one goal deficit, and that definitely looks achievable against opposition that have lost three of their last four.

First scorer betting looks tasty in this fixture also, with the home side’s six-goal striker Leo Baptistao certain to be popular at 5/1 to break the deadlock.

Punters fancying the away side to lead could opt for Portuguese international Helder Postiga meanwhile, who is 7/1 to add to his seven seasonal goals with the opener here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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