Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid Preview


Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid

Competition – Spanish Primera Liga

Stadium: Estadio de Vallecas

Date: 7th November 2022

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Real Madrid will look to reclaim their spot at the top of the La Liga table when they make the short trip to Campo de Futbol de Vallecas to face local rivals Rayo Vallecano.

The hosts come into this tie in good shape having not tasted defeat since a 3-1 loss to Almería in early October. That four-match unbeaten run (W2, D2) has propelled Rayo into the top half of the La Liga standings, with the last of that series a 1-0 win over Sevilla last time out.

That win was their first league win at Ramon Sanchez in over 22 years and will give them confidence to attempt to beat Real Madrid for the second time in the league this century.

The last time they beat Real Madrid was in April 2019 and given their form they will fancy their chances especially as this game comes at home where Los Franjirrojos are enjoying a four-match unbeaten sequence (W3, D1).

Real Madrid, meanwhile, will look to continue their unbeaten run in the league when they visit Vallecano. The visitors remain unbeaten in the league after 12 games (W10, D2).

However, they come into this tie on the back of a poor result in the League. Carlo Ancelotti’s men were held to a 1-1 draw with Girona last weekend–a game that saw them pick up their first red card of the season when Toni Kroos was sent off late in the game.

Madrid bounced back in style in the UEFA Champions League in midweek beating Celtic 5-1 at the Bernabéu to ensure that they ended the group stages on a high note.

With Barcelona just one point ahead of this round, there is no room for error for Los Blancos who will be keen to win here and ensure that they go into the winter break top of the table.

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera Liga:

May 25, 2024
Real Sociedad 15:15 Atlético de Madrid
Almeria 17:30 Cadiz
Rayo Vallecano 17:30 Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid 20:00 Real Betis
May 26, 2024
Getafe 13:00 Mallorca
Celta Vigo 15:15 Valencia
Las Palmas 15:15 Alaves
Sevilla 20:00 Barcelona

Spanish Primera Liga Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Real Madrid 37 29 7 1 87 26 +61 94
2 Barcelona 37 25 7 5 77 43 +34 82
3 Girona 38 25 6 7 85 46 +39 81
4 Atlético de Madrid 37 23 4 10 68 43 +25 73
5 Athletic Bilbao 37 18 11 8 60 37 +23 65
6 Real Sociedad 37 16 12 9 51 37 +14 60
7 Real Betis 37 14 14 9 48 45 +3 56
8 Villarreal 38 14 11 13 65 65 +0 53
9 Valencia 37 13 9 15 38 43 -5 48
10 Osasuna 38 12 9 17 45 56 -11 45
11 Alaves 37 12 9 16 35 45 -10 45
12 Getafe 37 10 13 14 41 52 -11 43
13 Sevilla 37 10 11 16 47 52 -5 41
14 Celta Vigo 37 10 10 17 44 55 -11 40
15 Las Palmas 37 10 9 18 32 46 -14 39
16 Rayo Vallecano 37 8 14 15 29 47 -18 38
17 Mallorca 37 7 16 14 31 43 -12 37
18 Cadiz 37 6 15 16 25 49 -24 33
19 Granada 38 4 9 25 38 79 -41 21
20 Almeria 37 2 12 23 37 74 -37 18

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