[[[Soccer<<<<]*]] Almería vs Rayo Vallecano live video 11/08/2023
La Union were 17th in La Liga last season, finishing just one point clear of 18th-placed Real Valladolid, with their survival going to the final matchday of the campaign, finishing with a 3-3 draw against Espanyol. Vicente Moreno is now in charge of UDA, returning to Spain after a spell with Saudi outfit Al Shabab, and the 48-year-old will be bidding to make the perfect start to his time at the helm on Friday.
Los Franjirrojos have won just one of their five pre-season friendlies, but they would have gained encouragement from draws against the likes of Porto and Brighton & Hove Albion as part of their preparations for the new campaign. Rayo have also made three signings this summer, bringing in Florian Lejeune, Alfonso Espino and Aridane Hernandez, while there have been a number of departures, with the biggest of those being Fran Garcia, who has returned to Real Madrid. Almeria friendly form: Rayo Vallecano friendly form: Advert - content below: Team News Almeria will be without the services of two first-team players through injury, with Leo Baptistao and Martin Svidersky both missing for the home side.