Deportivo La Coruna v Rayo Vallecano – Estadio Riazor at 19:30 live on Sky Sport 3
Deportivo La Coruna will look to end a five-match winless streak when struggling Rayo Vallecano arrive at the Riazor on Monday night.
The guests from the capital have lost eight of their last 10 away trips and bagged their first victory in 10 matches last weekend when trouncing a much-changed Celta Vigo side 3-0 at their Vallecas base.
But Rayo have shown enough in recent weeks to suggest they’re dangerous opponents and so backing a goal-heavy game looks the best option to take. Over 2.5 Goals is available at 2.00 and that’s a better value angle to take at a nice price.
Los Franjirrojos have lost 27 of their previous 36 away days at top-half teams under Paco Jemez, keeping only three clean sheets. However, the guests have seen 20/36 (55%) of those fixtures feature both teams scoring and a massive 26/36 (72%) prove profitable for Over 2.5 Goals backers.
Paco’s charges are averaging 2.90 goals-per-game against on their travels and no La Liga side has leaked more than their tally of 29 goals away. Deportivo have only failed to find the net once at the Riazor this term and although the hosts tend to set-up defensively, six of their 10 visitors have found the back of the net.
Depor should prove too strong on Monday night. They were unlucky not to claim all three points against Gary Neville’s Valencia last weekend in one of Spain’s big rivalries. Lucas Perez opened the scoring and should have a second but for an incorrect call from the linesman before Álvaro Negredo equalised in the 93rd minute.
Head coach Victor was understandably frustrated as it left his Brancoazuis side with just four triumphs from 13 La Liga outings on home soil in his tenure. Sure, only three of those fixtures have ended in defeat but it just emphasises the point that there’s little value to be found in supporting the hosts.
So instead, cheer on the goals in what should be another exciting, open and attacking encounter featuring minnows Rayo on Monday night.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Over 2.5 Goals at 2.00
Prices correct at the time of writing.
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