Match Today: Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano 10-09-2022 La Liga
Valencia will be looking to build on their last major victory when they continue their La Liga campaign away to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday afternoon.
Los Che scored a 5-1 win over Getafe last Sunday to move up to 10th in the standings, while Rayo enters the game after losing 2-1 against Osasuna.
Rayo finished 12th in La Liga last season upon their return to La Liga, and the capital side are seeking to make it to successive campaigns at this level of football for the first time since 2015-2016.
Andoni Iraola's side started their season impressively He drew with Barcelona at the weekend before scoring a 2-0 win over Espanyol to take it four points from two games.
Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano
Rayo has now lost its last two games, despite losing a 2-0 home defeat to Mallorca at the end of August before starting September with a 2-1 loss to Osasuna. Only in one of the last seven meetings between the two teams.
Last season both games ended in a 1-1 draw, while Valencia have not actually beaten Los Frangyerojos away from home in La Liga since May 2013.
Valencia will enter this match after a morale-lifting result against Getafe , scoring a 5-1 win over Mestalla to claim his second win of the season.
Rayo Vallecano vs Valencia
Valencia finished ninth in La Liga last season but are hoping to get closer to the European spots this season; They are a bit far from a team that finished fourth in back-to-back campaigns in 2017-18 and 2018-19, though, so it would be tough to challenge the top six Tony Lato, Samuel Leno, Samo Castillejo, Nico Gonzalez and Hugo Douro were all on the list.
Top scorers last time out, and the score after consecutive defeats was 1-0 against Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid. A record six points from four games left Gennaro Gattuso's side 10th in the table, and they will now look for two more wins over Rayo and Celta Vigo before the break. International in September.
As mentioned, Los Che has found it difficult to beat Rayo in recent years, but they have only lost once to the capital's away team since March 2014.