After defeating Barcelona two weeks ago Granada were simply destroyed last round away at Sevilla (4-0). They didn’t had any kind of determination and all their efforts were superficial as passing the ball from one midfielder to another seemed like a burden.
Granada is not the only club for which the season is finished, but especially after winning over Barcelona they entered a crisis of motivation that will most probably last until the end of the season.
This attitude affects all departments, as in defense they are slow and give away open spaces, in midfield they are apathetic and upfront don’t even try to infiltrate the penalty box and instead rely long range attempts.
Opponents Rayo made a good game last round against Betis (won 3-1). They didn’t even had to push that hard and instead their domination was moderate and even managed to preserve strength.
Just like Granada, Rayo don’t fight for anything nowadays, but their attitude is at the opposite end. They are confident (got 7 points in last 3 rounds), determined and there’s always a joy to play football.
Rayo will once again miss suspended fullback Rat.
Besides a place in the middle of the table there’s not much these clubs can achieve this season, so in terms of motivation there’s nothing special surrounding this encounter. But when it comes to ambition Vallecano definitely hold the upper hand. Rayo Vallecano or draw at 1.70 from
Bet365 is definitely worth some medium stakes.
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