European champions Real Madrid will be looking to build on their recent resurgence in form with a home clash against relegation-threatened Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Madrid will be massive favourites for the game against a side who have won just one of their last 12 La Liga outings.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid– 15 December, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Real Madrid have won each of their last 16 outings against Rayo Vallecano, who have not beaten Los Blancos since February 1997 and who have not won at the Bernabéu since January 1996. Madrid won the last tie, at Vallecas, 3-2 in April 2016 and memorable won 10-2 in December 2015.
|Lucas Vazquez anytime scorer||27/20||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||29/20||Offer|
|Real Madrid/ Real Madrid full time/half time||5/6||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano Predictions and Preview
Santiago Solari’s has won eight of his first nine games as Real Madrid boss, although a recent 3-0 defeat at Eibar shows the club are still far from where they would like to be.
City neighbours Rayo Vallecano, from the Vallecas district, are also struggling this campaign and sit just one place from the foot of the table with just 10 points from 15 games.
Despite their struggles this season, Madrid are still within reach of the top clubs in La Liga and will be confident of landing another three points in this fixture.
Both these teams have been involved in games with plenty of goals this season – 42 goals have gone in across Madrid’s 15 games while for Rayo, that number is 45. With this in mind, over 4.5 goals at 29/20 offers value with over 5.5 at 16/5.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 5/6.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Lucas Vazquez is thriving under Santiago Solari at Madrid and he has netted in two of his side’s last three games – against Roma and Valencia respectively. The wide forward will be hoping to continue that streak here and is available at 27/20 to score anytime.
One to watch for Rayo Vallecano: Attacking midfielder Alvaro Garcia is impressing for Rayo this season and has two goals in 13 La Liga outings to date. He has scored in three of his last seven games – including against Villarreal and Barcelona – and is at 13/2 to do so here.
Long shot: It was less than two months ago that Madrid went four games without a goal while they only scraped to a 1-0 win at Huesca last time out, while Rayo have failed to score in their last three games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 60/1.