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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 35 Goals 35 (49)
(29) 24 Assists 27 (33)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
31.6 Average Age 27.9
180.6 Average Height (cm) 179.6
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 1.4 (1)
(47%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 50% (48%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.8)
(1.5) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Laure Out 6.88
Player Reason Status Rating
Rodri Out 6.35
Mikel Labaka Out 6.24

Team News

  • A spirited first half performance against the champions saw Depor create a number of chances, entering the break a goal to the good. However, they couldn't hold on, eventually losing 2-1.
  • Deportivo have a host of options once again with the return of Manuel Pablo and Zé Castro from injury, and the former is likely to replace Kaká at centre-back.
  • Pizzi and Riki will be hoping to display the same understanding that had Los Blancos on the ropes, with holding midfielder Alex Bergantinos admitting: "We have to win at home to Rayo Vallecano to stay alive."
  • Rayo only took a minute to get back on level terms having gone behind against Valladolid, but a strike from Manucho eight minutes later sunk the home sides chances of getting a result last time out.
  • Alhassane Bangoura (Lass) is back from suspension and is likely to replace José Carlos out on the wing, with Andrija Delibasic having to make do with a place on the bench.
  • On-loan centre-back Jordi Amat scored the first goal of his senior career last weekend and it was something special, with the 20 year-old set to be the lynch pin of the defence once again.

Prediction

  • A run of four straight home wins for Rayo was ended by the negative result against Valladolid.
  • Depor are showing signs of fight, but their inability to see out results and finish games off is likely to cost them come May.
  • Nine points adrift of safety and with no wins in six, it's not looking good for the home side, though they have only failed to score once in that period.
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