Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Spanish LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: 19 March 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas (Madrid).

Rayo Vallecano will continue their streak of tough fixtures on Saturday evening when they host local rivals Atletico Madrid in the small city derby at Estadio de Vallecas.

Rayo were one of the most pleasant surprises of the first part of the season but their form fell drastically in the last couple of months.

The team led by Andoni Iraola took just two points from the previous nine La Liga affairs. One of these points came last weekend in a 1-1 draw at home to second-placed Sevilla.

Iraola can be satisfied with the defensive showing his men have put up on the occasion, limiting Sevilla to just three shots in total during the 90 minutes of play at Estadio de Vallecas.

The problems for Rayo appear at the opposite end, though, since the team scored no more than three goals in the previous nine league matches.

To make things worse for the hosts, they will face Atletico Madrid in a very tricky moment since Diego Simeone’s men will come into the tie in the highest of spirits after a huge victory at Old Trafford.

Atletico Madrid saw off Manchester United 0-1 in England on Tuesday night to qualify for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal.

The visitors have also been impressive in La Liga recently, maintaining the fourth position in the standings with a strong run of four straight wins in the previous four rounds of the competition.

Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head

  • Atletico Madrid have dominated this matchup in the last several years.
  • Atleti won seven and drew one of the last eight head to head meetings with Rayo Vallecano.
  • Rayo Vallecano scored just one goal in the last seven head to head encounters with Atletico Madrid.

Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Prediction

Atletico Madrid are going to enter this match in much higher spirits and we have to fancy the 2.05 odds offered for the away win bet knowing they have also been the dominant force in the history of this matchup.

Since Rayo Vallecano have been struggling badly for goals lately, we will also go with Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.37.

Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

  • Atletico Madrid to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
  • Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 2.37 (11/8) odd.