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La Liga

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid - Preview and Prediction

Get the latest previews, tips and predictions for the exciting La Liga match Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid. Check out our expert analysis and see how the teams will perform.

Derby

Prediction


Rayo Vallecano

10%

Home

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Real Madrid

45%

Away

Performance


Rayo Vallecano

7%

Home

vs

Real Madrid

93%

Away

Overview

In an upcoming La Liga clash, Rayo Vallecano is set to host the league leaders Real Madrid at the Estadio de Vallecas. With both teams having contrasting fortunes this season, this match promises to be an intriguing encounter. Rayo Vallecano will be looking to improve their form and climb up from their 14th place standing, while Real Madrid aims to maintain their dominant position at the top of the table.

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano has had a challenging season so far, with their league position reflecting the struggles they've faced on the pitch. Currently sitting 14th in the table with 24 points from 24 games, they have managed only 5 wins, alongside 9 draws and 10 losses. Their goal difference stands at -11, indicating difficulties at both ends of the pitch.

Their recent form has been a cause for concern, with a string of poor results in their last five matches, recording one draw and four losses ("LLLDL"). In their last fixture against Mallorca at Estadi Mallorca Son Moix, Rayo Vallecano suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat despite a level scoreline at halftime. Playing at home this time might give them a slight edge as they seek to turn their fortunes around.

Against Real Madrid, their historical record isn't particularly encouraging either, with only one win and one draw against three losses in their last five encounters.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid enters this match in stellar form, leading the La Liga table with 61 points after 24 games. Their impressive tally includes 19 wins, 4 draws, and just a single loss, boasting a remarkable goal difference of +37. The team's attacking prowess and defensive solidity have been key to their success this season.

The recent form of Los Blancos has been formidable, as evidenced by their last five matches ("WDWWW"), including a resounding 4-0 victory over Girona in their previous game. Playing away from home doesn't seem to faze them, as they have consistently picked up points on the road.

When facing Rayo Vallecano in past meetings, Real Madrid has had the upper hand with three wins, one draw, and one loss. They will be confident going into this match and will look to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Head 2 Head

Last 5 Statistics


Rayo Vallecano

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Real Madrid

40%

Avg. Ball Possession %

+20%
60%
82%

Avg. Pass %

+6%
88%
72

Total Shots

+4%
78
1907

Total Passes

+21%
2938

Head 2 Head

Last 5 Games


Rayo Vallecano

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Real Madrid

1

Wins

1

Draws

3

Wins

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1

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2

1
0
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3

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2

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Prediction

Based on current form and historical performances, Real Madrid is predicted to come out as winners in this encounter. While Rayo Vallecano will have the advantage of playing at home and could potentially leverage that to cause an upset, Real Madrid's superior form and league position make them clear favorites for this match.

The data suggests that Real Madrid's winning momentum and strong record against Rayo Vallecano will likely continue. However, football is unpredictable, and Rayo Vallecano will aim to defy the odds in front of their home supporters. The match is set for Sunday at the Estadio de Vallecas in Madrid.