Rayo Vallecano vs Sevilla LIVE ONLINE | Santander League

Not so long ago, this would be on paper one of the most complicated commitments in Rayo Vallecano’s calendar, but the red-and-fringe team flies high, while Sevilla FC is much closer to the relegation zone than to the European positions. One of the revelation teams of the current LaLiga Santander (LL) championship faces a duel with the utmost confidence in which it can chain for the first time three league matches undefeated against the Seville club (G1, E1), and in which it will seek to consolidate itself in the European zone.

Rayo did not go beyond a draw in their visit to Getafe last day (1-1), giving up fifth place to Betis. It may have been a slight bump on the road to their first appearance in European competitions since 2000-01, but having won just one of their last four home LL games (W1, D1, P2), Andoni Iraola’s side need to add this Sunday three points that would be very valuable. A good start to the game can be essential: Rayo have won all four league games at home in which they have opened the scoring this season.

However, Rayo faces a Sevilla that is in full recovery, and that in a month has gone from the red zone to 12th position (after J21). The red-and-whites, victorious against Mallorca in their last LL match (2-0), have collected nine points out of the last 12 possible (W3, P1). Those three victories in the last four rounds are as many as they had achieved in their previous 17 meetings in the championship.

The renaissance of the Nervión team is a fact, confirmed by their great victory over PSV (3-0) in the first leg of the Europa League play-off played on Thursday at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, which is once again a fortress (five consecutive victories). Although Sevilla have chained five league outings without winning (E2, P3), they are moving to a stadium where they have not lost in any of their last six visits (W3, E3), which constitutes Rayo’s longest streak without winning. as a local in LL against any of the clubs in the current championship.

Players to watch: Álvaro García could be one of the standout players in this exciting clash; The speedy winger from Utrera scored his fourth league goal of the season in Rayo’s last game in Vallecas (2-0 vs Almería), and in the first round he signed the only goal in the clash against Sevilla played at the RSP (SFC 0-1 MRV). Youssef En-Nesyri is making the difference for Sevilla, with five goals in his last five appearances for the team.

Outstanding fact: 80% of Sevilla’s away games in LL 2022-23 have had goals from both teams (G1, E3, P4).