Real and Rayo will meet up on Saturday, with both teams struggling for form. Coming after the heaviest home defeat in their history in Europe, Los Blancos will be desperate to get the three points. The game will be played on Santiago Bernabeu in front of the same fans that witnessed Wednesday’s demolition of Real at the hands of CSKA Moscow.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Head to Head
Looking into the last twenty games between the two sides, we have to go back to year 2002 to find a result different than a win for Real – a victory for Rayo, and this is the only occasion when they managed to get all 3 points from the encounter. Only one of the past twenty meetings have finished draw, with the other 18 being victories for Real. The last game played on Bernabeu will stay forever in the history of the derby with Real winning 10-2 on the night.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Stats
Real Madrid produced their worst performance this season on Wednesday night and despite being just 5 points from the top in La Liga, I can’t see them having any chance of lifting silverware at the end of the season. Extremely inconsistent, they can win against a top side, and then lose to the poorest opposition. With 8 wins and 2 losses in the last ten games (26-6 goal difference) it seems that they are not so bad, but the reality is other and they are currently sitting in 4th place. Much was expected of Benzema and Bale after Cristiano Ronaldo departed in the summer, but so far they are unable to fill the aid left by him. The best footballer in the world for 2018 – Luka Modric is also permorming below standarts.
Rayo Vallecano are languishing on 19th place in the standings and based on their performances so far, they are one of the main candidates to go back to Segunda Division. Interesting fact is that their last win came against an Eibar side that trashed Real Madrid 3-0 just a week later. So far they hold a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 5 losses when playing away from home. Raul De Tomas is his team best performer having scored 4 goals in La Liga.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano News
Santiago Solari will plan for the game without Nacho and Mariano Diaz, while Casemiro and Reguilon are nearing their return.
Rayo Vallecano’s manager have to worry only about the fitness levels of Elustondo and Gael Kakuta, who returned to training during the week.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Predictions
Real to win
Both teams to score