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Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
16 February 2024, 13:15

The 25th round of the La Liga will see current leaders, Real Madrid coming to Rayo Vallecano to increase their gap from the second-placed Girona. Real is flying high in this draw of La Liga, with 52 scored and only 15 conceded goals in 24 rounds. Not tightened by Barcelona or Atletico, traditional title rivals, the capital club is consistent and solid, having only one defeat in the 6th round from Atletico (3-1). Rayo is in shambles and after a good start of season, the team started to lose points, and currently occupies 14th position. Evident from Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid odds, Real comes in as favourite, which is hard to doubt, given the team's current condition.

Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid Preview 

Rayo Vallecano Preview

Rayo witnessed a coach's resignation after a six-match winless streak and now, freshly appointed Inigo Perez will try to change the situation and not fall into the relegation zone, which is only 7 points away. The new coach emphasised that the accent will be made on defence, due to the continuous mistakes of wing backs that eventually led to resignation of Francisco. As it usually happens, new coaching methods give moral and physical boosts but the test in the face of Real Madrid can not be passed relying solely on morale.

Real Madrid Preview

Real Madrid despite numerous injuries are having one of the best seasons in terms of quality of play and results they achieve. Carlo Ancelloti’s team has been unbeatable in La Liga since December and is not going to stop until it will lift the trophy. However, Real played an UEFA Champions League match in the middle of the week and seemingly easy RB Leipzig gave a lot of headache to Los Blancos, despite the 1-0 win. Thus, Madrid players are approaching this match with a certain amount of fatigue which will probably affect their game build up. Moreover, Real keeps in mind the first-round match where despite the overwhelming dominance, the team couldn’t realise their chances and ended the match with a 0-0 draw.

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Best odds: Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid

Betting Tips for Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid

Real Madrid to Win

Despite the midweek match and many injuries, Real knows the best how to struggle and cope with difficulties. Rayo does not show consistent game and given the change of coach the mistakes from hosts will be inevitable. This Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid prediction is evaluated as 1.66 by Parimatch.

First Half Total Under 1

There is no need to rush things and both managers understand it well. Real is coming from a hard match in Germany and the field in Rayo’s stadium is quite specific, which gives Rayo time while Los Blancos will adapt. At the same time, given the unstable game of the hosts they are likely not engaging in pressing, rather waiting for their chances near the match's finish when the concentration of Real Madrid will not be this solid. Parimatch evaluates this Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid tip with odds of 2.02.

Vinicius Junior to Score at Any Time

Jude Bellingham won't be playing in the upcoming game, so Vinicius Junior—who did a great job last season—must assume the role of leader. He had a great performance against Leipzig and only goal post stopped him from scoring. There is a reason to believe that this time he will use his chances, given Rayo’s unintentional empty spaces in the flanks. William Hill evaluates this Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid tip with odds of 2.60.

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