Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(49) 34 Goals 29 (37)
(33) 23 Assists 22 (26)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
29.2 Average Age 29.1
179.5 Average Height (cm) 178.3
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.1 (0.8)
(48%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 49% (49%)
(0.9) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.6) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Rodri Out 6.35
Player Reason Status Rating
Natxo Insa Out 6.47
Samuel Out 6.7

Team News

  • Rayo got back to winning ways with a stunning performance and result to beat Malaga 2-1 at La Rosaleda.
  • Piti was the hero with both goals but Leo Baptistao continued to build his burgeoning reputation with two assists and both will once again be paired with Jose Carlos and Alejandro Dominguez in a four-man attack.
  • Ruben Martinez will return in goal after he was prevented from playing against his parent club last weekend and Jordi Amat is also back after suspension and he will take the place of the injured Rodri in central defence.
  • Celta, meanwhile, suffered their fifth defeat in as many matches away from home this season but did show some promising signs in losing 3-1 to Barcelona last weekend.
  • Paco Herrera will be able to welcome back Gustavo Cabral from suspension at centre-back but is otherwise expected to name an unchanged side from the one that has started in recent weeks with the in-form Mario Bermejo playing behind Iago Aspas in attack.

Prediction

  • This has the potential to be an exciting and open game between two sides who love to attack and Rayo in particular have been entertaining to watch this season with 36 goals coming in their 10 games so far.
  • The return of Ruben and Amat will be crucial for the hosts even though they weren't overly missed last weekend and the same goes for Cabral who had been building a good relationship with Andrés Túñez.
  • However, even the return of key defenders shouldn't stop this being a high scoring but close encounter.
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