Match date: 12 Oct 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1 (-1 AH)
| Match result:
1-0 - Draw
Rayo Vallecano stands at 10th position at the table in Spanish Segunda after 8 rounds, they weren't exactly impressive and to involve into race for play offs must show some improving, in 9th round are welcoming Almeria and have a nice chance to earn points. To this game hosts are coming after victory in last round over Valladolid, at home they celebrated with convincing result, in first half of that game scored three goals and it wasn't so difficult to control the game later, earlier were defeated by Huesca away from home, now i'm pretty sure that can achieve positive outcome against not so great guests.
In 8 matches hosts scored 13 goals and were solid in offense, now must continue in same manner but it won't be so easy to break decent defense of Almeria, in last seven matches against them achieved six victories and suffered one defeat, last time met in February and hosts celebrated at this stadium with narrow result, they would be satisfied with same outcome here and will go for a victory. Anyway hosts must try to find their form, start wasn't great, after victory in season opener over R. Oviedo they had streak of five matches without victory, from Cup were eliminated by Tenerife after convincing defeat and now are focused only on league.
That previous victory was very significant, they now must go for another one and i'm quiet sure that will manage to overcome Almeria tonight. Only forward Guerra (3/0) will stay out of action for this game due to an injury.
Almeria on the other side are at 15th spot at the table with 11 points out of 8 games, they ended previous campaign at same spot and will be satisfied if only manage to avoid dropping, now in last two games are without victory, in previous game suffered convincing defeat at home against Huesca while before that got a draw against Leonesa away from home in match without goals. Almeria are defensive minded side, in 8 matches they scored only 8 goals but conceded same number, now are three points above relegation zone and must show some better skills to remain safe.
Visitors celebrated only once away from home in the new season in first round over not so great Gimnastic away from home with narrow result, they must show some better skills on travelings to avoid dropping under the red line, here against opponents which are in slight better form and very motivated, to confront to them must show some much better performances than in last few rounds but i just doubt that will manage to avoid another defeat at this stadium.
Almeria aren't so strong, their main goal is to avoid dropping into relegation zone, so far managed to achieve that but i doubt that will manage to collect points in this duel. Guests are coming here without midfielder Costa (6/2) and forward Hicham (4/0).
Rayo Vallecano are favorites with a reason, they have a great chance to win this duel at home stadium and keep up with teams in play off zone but still must show much more than on start to fight for promotion while guests also needs some improving in order to stay safe, at this moment i'm pretty sure that home team will win.