The game of the seventh round of La Liga between the outsiders of the league, Rayo Vallecano and Elche, is scheduled for next Monday.
Twelfth place, seven points and 7-8 goal difference is a pretty good start to the season by Rayo Vallecano, who are still in for a tough fight for survival. In the last five meetings, the Red Sash took over Espanyol (2:0) and Valencia (2:1), but at the same time blundered against Mallorca (0:2), Osasuna (1:2) and Athletic (2:3).
At the same time, Elche lost four times in a row 0:1 to Real Sociedad, 0:4 to Villarreal, 1:4 to Athletic and 0:3 to Barcelona, while before that there was a tie 1:1 with Almeria. It’s not surprising that against the backdrop of such misfires, the White-Greens found themselves at the very bottom of the standings with one point in their asset and goal statistics of 2:16.
Elche's previous rivals were European contenders, while with less status teams are able to cling to a positive result. Today's Rayo Vallecano do not look invincible - we believe that the White-Greens have a good chance of making life difficult for them.