Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano
2018/19 Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid eye their first LaLiga win of the season when they welcome cross city minnows Rayo Vallecano on matchday 1.
Simeone had a tough away trip to Valencia to start off the La Liga season and he will be satisfied with the team returning back home with a 1-1 draw.
It was a cagey affair in all terms with teams focusing not to make any individual errors at the back.
Meantime, Vallecano’s return to Spanish top flight after a short 2 year absence didn’t go well.
They were thrashed at home by a typically poor travelers Sevilla by 4-1. Three quick goals in the first half laid the foundation for the crash, Vallecano still made 13 attempts on goal and the one that found the back of the net was from the penalty spot.
Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Head-to-head
- Madrid are unbeaten in the last 8 against Vallecano with 6 wins and 2 draws.
- The magic number from their recent h2h meetings is ‘5’.
- Five of those games saw Atletico winning with -1.5 Handicap.
- Again, ‘5’ the number of games Vallecano failed to score in that period.
- Now, Atletico had won 7 games on the trot at home against Vallecano.
- The Rojiblancos scored 3 or more in ‘5’ of the last 6 at home.
Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction
The vast difference between the qualities in the sides make this one of the least interesting game for punters.
And we, just like you have little doubt that Atletico Madrid, the heavy favorites are expected to simply run away with a victory here. The historic h2h also suggests that as a visiting team, Vallecano had difficulties both in getting points and scoring goals.
Ultimately, the direct 1×2 bet as well as handicaps are no use for us, prices varying between 1.15 and 1.52. We will look into the option that bring us some money with some risk.
Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips
My recommended bet is Over 1.5 second half goals @ 4/5 (1.80)
Brave punters can take a shot at Atletico win and Both teams to Score @ 39/20 (2.95).