Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
There are more than 3 points at stake when Real Madrid face Rayo Vallecano at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Real Madrid find themselves in second place in the La Liga table with 24 points from their initial 11 matches. In sixth, 4 points behind their opponents, we find Rayo Vallecano. The Franjirrojos recently oversaw a famous 1-0 win over Barcelona and hope to pull another shock in the Spanish capital.
Facts and figures for Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.
- Real Madrid unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Real Madrid unbeaten the last 14 matches in a row at home;
- Real Madrid scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Real Madrid’s last 6 of 8 matches.
- Rayo Vallecano conceded the last 15 matches in a row when playing away;
- Rayo Vallecano scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Rayo Vallecano’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Rayo Vallecano conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.
Current form — Real Madrid v. Rayo Vallecano
Los Blancos continue to collect points
Real Madrid look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Carlo Ancelotti’s side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment. They started off drawing 0-0 with Osasuna, before downing first Elche by 2-1, then Shakhtar Donetsk in a 2-1 win.
The Franjirrojos hope to boost points tally
Results have been on par for Rayo Vallecano in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. Andoni Iraola’s side have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Real Betis, they came out empty-handed in a 3-2 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 1-0 win against Barcelona. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw against Celta Vigo.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned above Real Madrid seem to have a good shot of another win against Rayo Vallecano. The bookmakers currently settle the price for a home win at 1.38 whereas a win for the visitors pays out odds of 8.50.
Real Madrid v. Rayo Vallecano — fixture history
The last match between these teams was a Primera Division match back in April 2019 and saw Rayo Vallecano claim a 1-0 victory.
Real Madrid have the following 9-0-1 meeting statistics with Rayo Vallecano. In the last 10 meetings of these teams, an advantage was formed on the side of Real Madrid, and these matches were also remembered for a large number of goals.
Current table in the La Liga
Karim Benzema has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Real Madrid will be relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Rayo Vallecano will be looking to Radamel Falcao in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 2 goals in his last 6 games.