April was a terrible month for Osasuna will extended its losing streak and is now seeking the second victory in seven games. They have small chances to prevail at Rayo Vallecano but given their precarious position at the bottom of the tables, the visitors would gladly settle for a draw.
Match: Rayo Vallecano vs Osasuna
Bet: Under 2.5
Odds: William Hill 1.91
Osasuna has a four points lead over Mallorca and with six rounds left, they need to conserve their strength and accumulate as many points as possible away from home. This is a poor traveling team who scored only one goal in five defeats over the last month and their head to head record is not encouraging either. The two teams have split points with the hosts prevailing on most occasions, and the winner often prevailed by a narrow margin with few goals being scored.
Rayo Vallecano has only theoretical chances of securing a Europa League spot this season, despite being among the favorites at the beginning of March. Winning at home against Osasuna could once again bring them within striking distance from Malaga, but the remaining rounds are going to be particularly difficult. They will only play a game at home against Valencia, and that’s why most players have already accepted the fact that their chances to play in the European competition next year are slim to none.
Sola is the only in-form striker that Osasuna can rely on right now, so it comes as no surprise that coach Mendilibar will field a 5-4-1 formation with him upfront. Rayo Vallecano will easily take the initiative but they are struggling to score goals recently, and that’s why it is worth betting on fewer than 2.5 goals to be scored, with William Hill.