There are more than 3 points at stake, when Real Madrid step up against Rayo Vallecano at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the La Liga. Real Madrid rank as number 2 in the table on 24 points after 11 matches. With 11 rounds behind them, Rayo Vallecano have amassed 20 points and sit 6 in the La Liga. Entering the match as a favourite, Real Madrid will be highly motivated to extend their unbeaten streak in the La Liga. They should be in with a decent chance of adding a win to their account.
Real Madrid head into their next La Liga match averaging a highly respectable 2.2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 22 goals, while also conceding 11 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Ahead of their upcoming La Liga match, Rayo Vallecano have an ample average of 1.8 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a tolerable 18 goals, while also conceding 8 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.8 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 4 times.
Stats and facts for Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.
- 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
Real Madrid tough to break down.
Real Madrid look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Real Madrid look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They started off drawing 0-0 with Osasuna, before downing first Elche by 2-1, then Shakhtar Donetsk in a 2-1 win.
Rayo Vallecano enjoy steady progress
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Rayo Vallecano in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Rayo Vallecano 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.
According to the bookmakers, Real Madrid are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 8.00 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 13% chance of beating Rayo Vallecano. Placing your bet on Rayo Vallecano, the best price at the time of writing lies at 1.33.
Real Madrid v. Rayo Vallecano — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Rayo Vallecano came away as winners back in April 2019 in a match in the La Liga. Real Madrid have been able to win 90% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Rayo Vallecano in the La Liga. In other words, they have a 9-0-1 recent record, with the latter winning 10% of the matches.
Current table in the La Liga
Looking at the current La Liga standings, Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano are currently 4 points and 4 places apart. Real Madrid will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Rayo Vallecano this coming Saturday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Rayo Vallecano will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.
It is difficult to look past Karim Benzema, when on the search for a first goalscorer bet. He seems on a strong run and hit the target 9 times for Real Madrid in their last 6 games. Radamel Falcao has managed to hit the target 2 times in the last half dozen matches for Rayo Vallecano. It is probably safe to say that they will both be looking to add to their total here once again.