Rayo Vallecano hosts Betis in the first leg of the Spanish Copa del Rey semifinals. The match will be played on Wednesday, February 9th at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas (Madrid)
Rayo Vallecano sensationally made it to the semifinals of the Spanish Cup. In the last stage, Andoni Iraola’s men were stronger than Mallorca with a score of 1-0. In general, this season has a chance to go down in the history of the Red Sashes as one of the most successful. The team not only performs well in the Cup but also shows high results in the championship. They are in close proximity to the European competition zone, namely, on the 8th line in the standings. In addition, do not forget that Rayo Vallecano is one of the best teams in LaLiga in terms of home results. In the last nine cup matches, the Red Sashes gained seven victories and one draw and suffered only one defeat (from Barcelona). Five of those nine games ended with Over 2.5 goals scored. In the previous nine cup home games, Rayo Vallecano achieved only two victories in regulation time.
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Like its future opponent, Betis is having a very successful season. And it’s not just that the team is in the semifinals of the Spanish Cup. The Green-Whites look very confident in Spanish LaLiga. At the moment, they are in 3rd position in the standings, outranking the closest pursuer in the face of Atlético Madrid by four points. Pellegrini’s men are in great shape. On February 3rd, they played against Real Sociedad in the 1/4 finals of the Spanish Cup, and the Basques were hammered with a score of 0-4. In general, the Andalusians scored four goals against their opponents in the last four matches in all tournaments.
On January 9, Rayo Vallecano and Betis met at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas in the Spanish championship. The match ended in a draw with a score of 1-1. Four previous head-to-head matches between these teams in all tournaments ended with an exchange of goals scored. The upcoming confrontation is extremely difficult to predict. Both teams are doing great this season, and they both deserve to advance to the Cup final. Since the semifinals consist of two legs, I think Rayo will play to win at home. After all, Iraola’s men may simply not be able to show their best football on the opponents’ pitch. As I have already noted, the Red Sashes have very mediocre away results (only one away victory in the current championship). And I think the teams won’t be able to determine the winner in the upcoming game.