Rayo Vallecano vs. Atlético Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

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This might be disregarded as just a ‘lesser’ Madrid derby by those not too familiar with La Liga. But Rayo Vallecano is home to some of the most passionate fans in the Spanish capital. Atlético will need to be on top of their game to come away with a win.

Where and when: Estadio de Vallecas – 19 March, kick-off 20:00

Where you can see Rayo Vallecano vs. Atletico Madrid: Eleven, La Liga TV

Last time: Atlético beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 in the first week of the New Year thanks to a brace from Ángel Correra. It was the start of Rayo’s current dismal run of form.

Rayo Vallecano vs. Atlético Madrid Predictions and Preview

Radamel Falcao would dearly love to be fit for the visit of his old club, Atlético Madrid, on Saturday. But it does seem as though the muscle injury that has plagued his season will once again omit him from the Rayo squad. How the home side could do with the talent of the Colombian veteran though.

From surprising everyone at the start of the season and flirting with the European places up until the beginning of this year, Rayo have now lost seven of the last nine and have also been knocked out of the Copa del Rey at the semi final stage.

Atlético have not enjoyed the best of times during this campaign either. But Diego Simeone’s side have picked up in La Liga recently, winning the last four, including an impressive victory away at Real Betis.

Suarez has been out of favour recently but he could make a return here to add to his 11 goals for the season.

Rayo Vallecano vs. Atlético Madrid full time result odds

Rayo’s form has deserted them in 2022 and it seems unlikely that they will be able to take three points, even at home, against Atletico. Simeone’s side need the win to keep the pressure up on their rivals as they chase a Champions League spot. Barcelona’s resurgence means that every game is important now and the odds of 21/20 for an away win looks like good value here.

Rayo Vallecano vs. Atlético Madrid both teams to score odds

One of the reasons for Rayo’s descent down the La Liga table has been their inability to score enough goals. In their recent nine-game winless run they have managed just three goals and picked up two points. As much as the desire will be shown in the stands, there hasn’t been enough quality on the pitch. Atlético have no such problem scoring goals but a price of 8/11 against both teams scoring here seems the best value.

Rayo Vallecano vs. Atlético Madrid correct score odds

Atlético Madrid used to be well known for grinding out results and 1-0 was quite regularly the favourite way to take the points from their unlucky opponents. But this year they have brought a little more attacking intent into their game. If Rayo Vallecano will struggle to find the net this could end up being a 2-0 win for Atlético. The price for that full time result is 17/2 and looks a very good option in this market.

Rayo Vallecano vs. Atlético Madrid first goalscorer odds

Atlético Madrid continue to share the goals around the squad – and the incredible array of attacking talent Diego Simeone has at his disposal just makes this market an even more difficult one to predict. João Félix has found the net on a more regular basis in the last few weeks though, so the young Portugal international might be a good choice – and should provide some attractive odds.

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