Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

 Real Madrid look to maintain their lead atop of La Liga when they face Rayo Vallecano on Saturday (5.30pm GMT).

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips

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Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Predictions

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 16/19 with SBK
Correct score Rayo Vallecano 1-2 Real Madrid 41/5 with SBK
First Goalscorer Marco Asensio 7/1 with Bet365

A six-game winless run, which includes losing their last four La Liga games on the bounce, leaves Rayo Vallecano sitting 11th but they have a game in hand over those sides around them. Andoni Iraola’s side nevertheless find themselves eight points behind Villarreal who currently occupy sixth place. Last time out at Elche they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Fran García gave Rayo the lead before they conceded twice in the final 14 minutes. At home they’re currently on a three-game winless run with their most recent game at Estadio de Vallecas ending in a 0-3 loss to Osasuna.

Returning to successful ways in the previous mathday has seen Real Madrid open a six-point gap atop of the championship table. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are proving difficult to beat with the aforementioned 3-0 win over Alaves leaving them with just one loss across their previous 17 La Liga matches. On the road, however, Real have failed to win any of their last two away matches. In both games Los Blancos would blank. Before this run they had registered five wins on the bounce. Across those outings Vinícius Júnior would net four of his 13 league goals this season.

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Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Match Stats

The last time Rayo Vallecano lost five successive La Liga matches was in March 2019 as part of a seven-game run. On home soil this season, Vallecano have eight wins, two draws, and two losses across 12 top-flight matches. They’ve also lost each of their last four matches which is just one fewer than they suffered in 18 previous outings.

Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 21 games against Rayo Vallecano in La Liga albeit that came in their most recent visit. Los Blancos marksman Karim Benzema has scored nine goals in 10 league games against them including his first Spanish top division hat-trick in December 2015. As for Ancelotti he’s won all five of his La Liga games as a manager against Rayo Vallecano, with his side netting an average of 3.4 goals-per-game in these matches.

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Rayo Vallecano 1-2 Real Madrid

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Odds


Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid: Head to Head

6 November 2021 – Real Madrid 2-1 Rayo Vallecano – La Liga

28 April 2019 – Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Real Madrid – La Liga

15 December 2018 – Real Madrid 1-0 Rayo Vallecano – La Liga

23 April 2016 – Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Real Madrid – La Liga

20 December 2015 – Real Madrid 10-2 Rayo Vallecano – La Liga

Real Madrid edged out the reverse fixture last November and on their last two visits to Rayo Vallecano they were either made to work for all three points or narrowly lost.

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