Real Madrid will be hoping to win their first game away from home under new boss Zinedine Zidane but face a trip across the city to relegation-threatened Rayo Vallecano. Madrid are strong favourites for this game against a side with just one win from their last 13.
Where and when: Estadio de Vallecas, Madrid – 28 April, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Karim Benzema’s goal was enough to edge the meeting between the sides 1-0 earlier in the campaign, while Los Blancos have won the 17 games between the two. There was a memorable 10-2 victory for Madrid in December 2015.
|Rayo Vallecano double chance||15/8||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||12/5||Offer|
|Karim Benzema anytime scorer||4/6||Offer|
Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Rayo Vallecano can be mathematically relegated this weekend – they sit bottom of the table, seven points from safety with just four matches of the campaign remaining.
Real Madrid are out of the title race in La Liga – they languish 15 points behind league leaders Barcelona, with just four games remaining, and are also out of all cup competitions.
Recent league victories over Real Valladolid, Celta Vigo, Huesca, Eibar and Athletic Club, coupled with a loss at Valencia and draws at Leganes and Getafe, do not carry great significance, although the return of boss Zinedine Zidane has revitalised the club and rejuvenated their confidence.
One to watch for Rayo Vallecano: In the absence of on-loan striker Raul de Tomas, Adrian Embarba is the main goal threat for the hosts. He has three league goals to his name this season and is at 6/1 to add to that tally.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema has netted 30 goals this season including 10 in his last eight – he has scored each of Madrid’s last eight goals, a new club record, and is at 4/6 to find the net here.
Long shot: There was only one goal in this game earlier this season while Madrid’s last game was a scoreless draw at Getafe. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 25/1.