Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs Betis (Sunday, 11am UK)

I’m in Deutschland this weekend so forgive me for the brevity and lateness of this post.

Up next, in just over an hour in fact, for Betis is a trip to Las Vallecas to face Rayo Vallecano. Like last weekend, Betis have the same early Sunday morning slot – 11am UK time, 12 noon Spanish – which I actually quite like. 

Los beticos will be hoping for the same result as last weekend’s 2-1 win over Sporting. It took a second half comeback courtesy of Rubén Castro and Joaquín to take the shares back for Betis. 

Rayo are sitting just one point behind Betis after they lost last week to that other team fron Seville – Sevilla FC. So today’s game is a good chance to show la liga what Betis are about and to potential arrange a bit of pecking order for the middle part of the table.

Team News:

Couple of changes from the Sporting game with Ceballos and Joaquín dropping to the bench. Ceballos is more of a technical decision whereas Joaquín picked up a knock in the Sporting game and may not be match fit having missed a few training sessions. The impressive Varela keeps the left back position due to Vargas’ injury.

In come Petros and a chance is given to Rennella ahead of Jorge Molina.

Full line up: Adán; Piccini, Bruno, Westermann, Varela; N’Diaye, Petros, Cejudo, Portillo; Rennella and Rubén Castro. 

Bench: Giménez, Molinero, Pezzella, Xavi Torres, Joaquín, Jorge Molina and Dani Ceballos.

Starting 11 for Rayo:

Toño, Nacho, Llorente, Zé, Rat, Trashorras, Baena, Jozabed, Bebé, Embarba and Javi Guerra.

All that’s left to say is MUSHO BETI!

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