Granada vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions

Granada v Vallecano predictions for Monday’s Spanish La Liga fixture at Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes. After winning on debut Rayo Vallecano are looking to follow up with a positive result against a Granada side well-beaten by Atletico Madrid last week. Continue reading below to see our tips for this fixture.

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Granada vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions


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New Beginnings and Historic Rivalries in La Liga

Key Stats
– Granada haven’t defeated Rayo in La Liga since December 2013.
– Rayo Vallecano’s manager, Francisco Rodriguez, boasts four victories in his seven encounters with Granada.
– Newly-promoted Granada have lost five of their last seven top-flight meetings with Rayo Vallecano.

Granada’s home ground will buzz with excitement as they play host to Rayo Vallecano this Monday night, hoping to alter the course of history that has seen them battle unfavourably against the visitors in recent times. Both teams, geared with summer acquisitions and reshuffles, aim to stamp their authority in the new season of La Liga.

The Rise and Resilience of Granada

Granada’s journey back to La Liga’s elite has been a testament to their character and resilience. Having faced the disappointment of relegation at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season, they made an immediate comeback by emerging champions of the 2023-23 Segunda Division.


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While their campaign started on a rocky note with a 3-1 setback against Atletico Madrid, it’s essential to realise that this season’s performance won’t be determined solely by matches against top-tier teams. Instead, how they fare against clubs like Rayo Vallecano will offer a clearer indication of their prospects.

The summer has been eventful for Granada, making significant reinforcements. The likes of Shon Weissman and Famara Diedhiou have made permanent moves to the club after their successful loan stints. With a solid core of key players retained from their championship-winning campaign, they appear battle-ready for the challenges of La Liga this term.

However, the numbers don’t paint a rosy picture for Granada, especially when facing Rayo. Their last victory against them in Spain’s top division dates back to December 2013, although they managed to snatch a draw in their previous outing.

Rayo Vallecano’s Ascent and Ambitions

Rayo Vallecano’s recent times in La Liga have been consistent and encouraging. Having secured a commendable 11th place finish last season with 49 points, they were tantalisingly close to seventh-placed Osasuna by a mere four points. Their season opener showcased their intent, dispatching Almeria with a comfortable 2-0 margin, thanks to decisive penalties from Isi Palazon and Randy Nteka.

This summer, Rayo welcomed seven new players, with Jorge de Frutos from Levante being the most significant in terms of transfer fees. But perhaps the most crucial change was on the managerial front. After losing Andoni Iraola to Bournemouth, they secured the services of Francisco, the ex-Elche manager. Francisco’s debut game at the helm against Almeria highlighted the team’s promise and direction. Rayo’s ambitions for this season are clear: they aim to consolidate and challenge for the top spots in La Liga.

Predictions and Expectations

  1. Match Outcome: Based on the head-to-head stats and recent form, Rayo Vallecano are well-positioned for a victory. Granada, despite their valiant efforts in the transfer market and holding onto their key players, have struggled against Rayo, winning just once in their last seven home games. Thus, the prediction is a win for Rayo Vallecano.
  2. Correct Score: Historically, both teams have found the net when they clash. Keeping this in mind, and the recent forms of both teams, a 2-1 victory for Rayo Vallecano seems plausible.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: Randy Nteka’s confidence must be high after scoring in the opening game against Almeria. Given his form and Rayo’s recent history against Granada, he is a good pick to be on the scoresheet in this match.


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