In the highest Spanish football league this season is really exciting in all areas. Accordingly, it is currently both in the fight against relegation and in the allocation of international seats. This weekend, the fans can look forward to thrilling duels again. It comes on Saturday in the Spanish capital to an interesting derby between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid.
Rising star Rayo Vallecano is as expected deep in the relegation battle and must try after two defeats in the upcoming derby again to ensure a successful exclamation point. At home, it has been running well in recent weeks for the Rayistas, who have scored in five of their last six home games. In the upcoming duel between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid, the odds for a tip on a home win from Vallecano are still up to 5.50 in a fairly high range. Atletico Madrid conceded two league defeats in La Liga last week and will give it all in this little derby to finally celebrate a success again. Despite the recent weaker performance, we see in our prediction the Rojiblancos quite clearly in the advantage. However, such derby often has its own laws; Therefore, you can look forward to the game on Saturday afternoon in the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas!
Rayo Vallecano – Statistics & Current Form
Rayo Vallecano made an excellent showing last month, posting an impressive series in the Spanish league in January. Finally, the Rayistas managed a series of four league games without defeat.
The team of coach Michel get three wins and a draw. The new year started for Rayo Vallecano with a 1-0 win away to fellow rider Rayo Vallecano. Rayo Vallecano was able to convince in the home game against Celta Vigo and also do something for the goal difference in the 4-2 win. A draw against Real Sociedad in the native Campo de Futbol de Vallecas could also be seen. Afterwards, the Rayistas once again presented themselves in great form at Alaves. As a result, Rayo Valecano scored another away win at Alaves with a header from Raul de Tomas.
“We did not have enough possession against Espanyol Barcelona in the second half. That’s how we lost the game in the end. ” – Michel
The problem from the point of view of Vallecano now seems to be that the month of January, unfortunately, has only 31 days. Because in February ran for the promoted in the previous two league matches nothing more together. This led initially in a home game against Leganes to a 2-1 defeat. Last weekend, supporters hoped for a countable goal after being led by Abdoulaye Ba at Espanyol Barcelona. But in the second round, Rayo Vallecano almost did not take place and in the end he was still the loser. In the upcoming city derby between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid, the odds for a home victory of the Rayistas up to 5.50 are quite attractive. Missing the head coach when compared with the Rojiblancos the suspended Javi Garcia and possibly the injured Imbula.
Expected formation of Rayo Vallecano:
Dimitrievski; Amat, Ba, Galvez; Moreno, Medran, Comesana, Advincula; Trejo; Embarba, de Tomas
Last Games by Rayo Vallecano:
- 09.02.2019 – Espanyol vs. Rayo Vallecano 2: 1 (La Liga)
- 04.02.2019 – Rayo Vallecano Vs. CD Leganés 1: 2 (La Liga)
- 28.01.2019 – Alaves Vs. Rayo Vallecano 0: 1 (La Liga)
- 20.01.2019 – Rayo Vallecano Vs. Real Sociedad 2: 2 (La Liga)
- 11.01.2019 – Rayo Vallecano Vs. Celta Vigo 4: 2 (La Liga)
Atletico Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
Atletico Madrid lives to a large extent this season in La Liga again from its home strength. Finally, Diego Simeone’s side have picked up 29 of his 44 points at home. Overall, there were impressive nine wins and two draws for the Rojiblancos in the first eleven home games. But this series ended last weekend from the point of view of the fans, of all things against the big city rivals Real Madrid. Until then, Atletico Madrid was the only team in the Spanish league without a defeat in their own stadium. But in the game against the Royal, the Rojiblancos did not get their best day and earned a bottom-line 3-1 defeat.
“Our opponents were better than us and, above all, more effective. They had a very good game. I congratulate you and we’ll prepare for what’s ahead. ” – Diego Simeone after losing to Real Madrid
To make matters worse, Thomas Partey also saw yellow-red in the 80th minute and will not be available at the small city derby next to Rayo Vallecano this coming weekend.
In the distance, for Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, in eleven games it has been enough for just three wins and six draws, while previously they had to travel home twice with a defeat in their luggage. The first lost away game has been back a while now. At the beginning of September last year Rojiblancos suffered a 2-0 defeat directly on Matchday 3. Since then, Atletico Madrid have been unbeaten eight times away from home, but still had plenty of points from their many draws. The second away defeat suffered Atletico Madrid on the penultimate round of the game, as in Betis Sevilla was defeated by a penalty goal of the hosts at the end 1-0.
In addition to the suspended Thomas, the coach must also do without the injured Diego Costa and Stefan Savic at the weekend. Who still wants to give his tip on an away win of the Rojiblancos in the derby between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid, but this gets after all betting odds of about 1.75 in the bookies.
Expected formation of Atletico Madrid:
Oblak; Filipe, Godin, Gimenez, Arias; Lemar, Rodrigo, Saul, Correa; Morata, Griezmann
Last matches of Atletico Madrid:
- 09.02.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Real Madrid 1: 3 (La Liga)
- 03.02.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Atletico Madrid 1-0 (La Liga)
- 26.01.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Getafe 2: 0 (La Liga)
- 19.01.2019 – Huesca Vs. Atletico Madrid 0: 3 (La Liga)
- 16.01.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Girona 3: 3 (Copa del Rey)
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid, there have been a total of 38 city derbys. For Rayo Vallecano, the bottom line was only eight times for a complete success. The balance speaks for 20 victories in the past quite clearly for the Rojiblancos. With a draw these two teams separated from the Spanish capital at the end of ten Derbys. In the first half of the season, the two teams met in the Wanda Metropolitano and Atletico Madrid scored with a goal by Antoine Griezmann 1: 0.
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips and Predictions
The current shape curves of these two teams make a prediction in the duel between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid a prediction not easier. Finally, there were last two defeats in a row for both teams in the Spanish league. The up-and-coming Vallecano presented himself in January in impressive form and remained unbeaten for a full month.
Key Facts – Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid tips
Both teams last received two defeats in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid have already played six league games away from home.
Rising star Rayo Vallecano won only three of his home games.
From the existing player material speaks in this city Derby, of course, usually everything for a success of Atletico Madrid. However, Rojiblancos have already lost plenty of points away from home this season. With already six draws on the opponent’s place certainly speaks a lot for a division of points in this derby. However, we believe that Diego Simeone his team after last two defeats in the meantime, pretty well should have washed his head. Therefore, despite the not always convincing performances of the Rojiblancos on Saturday, we expect an away win. Therefore, we place our tip in the league match between Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid at odds of up to 1.75 on a success of Atletico Madrid.
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