The side from Vallecas boast the worst defence and the third worst attack in the division, a combination which has seen them lose 11 league matches already, more than anyone else in the top flight.
Progression in the cup then may not be a priority for a side struggling so badly, yet coach Paco Jemez will know about the damage another defeat will do for morale and, as such, he will be keen to shed a ray of hope on a gloomy situation by recording a win.
The hosts are offered at 19/20 (1.95) by William Hill, while Valladolid, fresh from only their second win in 14 games on Monday, are available at 5/2 (3.50).
As alluded to previously, Rayo have had problems up front while Valladolid have been far from prolific themselves, failing to score in five of their last seven matches. Therefore backing against a high-scoring encounter looks to be a decent option especially after a goalless first leg.
The price of 23/20 (2.15) for the opening goal to come in the 31st minute or after looks extremely tempting, with Rayo only scoring one goal all season before the half-hour mark.
Valladolid too have been slow off the blocks in terms of scoring, with just three of their 19 goals coming before 31 minutes. All of which means that a goal before the half-hour mark looks unlikely, allowing punters to enjoy some healthy returns.
|First goal after 30 minutes at 23/20 (2.15) for a 2pt stake with William Hill
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