Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid will have a nice opportunity to keep ground on the likes of Barcelona at the top of the standings on Saturday when they host relegation strugglers Rayo Vallecano at Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos won four of past five league matches under Santiago Solari. They, however, disappointed with a slow display away at the rock-bottomed Huesca last weekend.
Even though Gareth Bale opened up the scoring eight minutes into the game at El Alcoraz, Real had to defend the lead all up until the very end of the game. It ended in a narrow 0-1 win for the current Champions League holders. Will they boost up their confidence with a string attacking display against the penultimate-placed Rayo on Saturday?
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano: Head-to-head
Real Madrid completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
Los Blancos won 21, drew 1 and lost just 2 of 24 meetings with Los Franjirojos.
Real picked up a demolishing 10-2 victory when these two likes met at Santiago Bernabeu back in December 2015.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano: Prediction
Rayo have huge troubles with the efficiency in the final third coming into this fixture. They failed to find the back of the net in last two games. Michel’s men fell 0-1 at home to Leganes to suffer a Copa del Rey elimination (2-3 on aggregate) before losing 2-0 to Real Betis at Benito Villamarin.
The visitors scored just four goals in seven away games this season. Given Real Madrid allowed only three in seven league ties at Santiago Bernabeu, it’s clear the value is massive with the host to keep a clean sheet at the 2.00 odds.
Obviously, we expect it to be an entirely one-sided contest at Santiago Bernabeu. You can have Madrid to lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 1.44.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano: Bet Tips
Real Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1)
HT/FT Real Madrid/Real Madrid @ 1.44 (4/9).