Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano: Predictions, odds & betting tips
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Two of La Liga's most prolific sides meet in a local derby in the Spanish capital this weekend and there should be interest in opposing a clean sheet
Real Madrid welcome Rayo Vallecano to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night as Carlo Ancelotti’s men look for the win which would send them to the top of the Liga table.
Los Blancos have been unconvincing in front of their own fans in recent weeks with the side recording consecutive 0-0 draws at home in the league for the first time since 1996.
Rayo, meanwhile, have been in sensational form and a win against their more illustrious neighbours would move them to within a point of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano latest odds
The Bernabeu outfit are unbeaten at home in the league since January and bet365 price Real Madrid at 1/3 (1.33) to record another win this weekend.
Rayo have picked up 16 of their 20 points at home, with their solitary win on the road coming in Bilbao at the end of September.
Andoni Iraola’s Rayo can be backed at 7/1 (8.00) to record their first win away to Real Madrid in 25 years, with the draw offered at 9/2 (5.50).
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano first goalscorer
Karim Benzema has been in sensational scoring form this season and La Liga’s most prolific marksman can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) to open the scoring this weekend as he did in the midweek win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Vinicius Junior is Madrid’s second-top scorer this term and in the form of his life, with the young Brazilian priced at 5/1 (6.00) ahead of Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard who are both offered at 7/1 (8.00).
Radamel Falcao has proved to be an extraordinary signing for Rayo with the veteran Colombian already netting four times and offered at 17/2 (9.50) to score first at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano preview
Rayo head to the Bernabeu full of confidence, a newly-promoted side playing well, creating chances, and scoring goals.
The addition of Falcao has proved a masterstroke, although other players such as winger Alvaro Garcia and attacking midfielder Oscar Trejo are playing superbly.
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Only three sides in La Liga have scored more goals than Rayo and they are a team whose incisive attacking can cause Madrid problems.
Los Blancos have kept just two clean sheets in their last seven games, with the likes of Sheriff Tiraspol, Shakhtar Donetsk, Mallorca and Celta Vigo all scoring on their visits to the Bernabeu this season.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano tips & predictions
Both teams to score is priced at 4/5 (1.80) and looks like an unmissable selection for the game.
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