Alaves say goodbye to the month of January with a home tie against Rayo Vallecano on Monday, 28th January. It is a match of two teams with contrasting fortunes this term and the hosts will look to take advantage of that.
The home side sits fifth on the log 20 rounds in. They have showed consistency and could very well finish the season in Europa League places. They had an embarrassing slip last week as they went down 4-0 on a trip to Getafe, but otherwise they are a decent team. They will be eager to bounce back and what better arena than their home ground?
Rayo are on the other end of the table, sitting 18th with 20 points. They drew 2-2 with Real Sociedad on Sunday and would be glad to pick another point here. They will approach this game defensively, with Luis Advincula leading the backline. Raul De Thomas will be the only striker upfront waiting to execute the counter.