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Rayo Vallecano vs Atl. Madrid Prediction & Betting tips
On Saturday afternoon the Madrid derby between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid is on the program in the Vallecas. The visitors have to win to keep their title dream alive, while the visitors fight hard against relegation.
With a series of four wins and a draw in five games, Rayo Vallecano stuck until recently in a super-standard, but after defeats against Leganes (1-2) and Espanyol (2-1), the Madrid players thundered hard from their pink cloud. Because of these two losses, Los Rayistas did not succeed in leaving the relegation zone, although they have now approached only seventeen Girona to only one point. With fifteen game rounds ahead, the difference between number eighteen Rayo Vallecano and number eleven Leganes is only six points, so the Spanish relegation battle promises to be very exciting.
Retention in La Liga is expensive, so from now on every point is worth gold. Trainer Michel does not want to be a gobbler and closed the training complex of Rayo Vallecano the whole week. It is possible that the coach may do something for the game against Atletico Madrid. The defense in particular can use an extra lock on the door, because with forty countergames the redweeds have the worst rearguard of the entire Primera Division. Yet the people of Madrid have a good chance of preserving their lives, because with a deep striker Raul de Tomas (nine league goals) they have a real gold cock in the ranks.
The Atletico Madrid of this season is in all aspects just a bit less than the Atletico Madrid of previous years. The red-white ones are slightly less solid in the back and star players such as Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann are also less in shape than before. In a top competition such as La Liga, you will earn points. In 23 rounds, Los Colchoneros lost nine runs this season. Last weekend, the team of coach Diego Simeone, who was father of daughter Valentina this week, even saw all corners of his own Wanda Metropolitano in the 1-3 defeat against arch-rival Real Madrid. This made the first home defeat of this season a fact.
Due to the defeat in the Madrid derby, Atletico Madrid lost its second place in La Liga and ran the gap at leader FC Barcelona to the almost insurmountable number of nine points. Upcoming Wednesday, one of the Champions League squatters against Juventus will be on the program in their own Wanda Metropolitano, so it would not be a bad idea to give several key players a bit of a shit during this weekend. Simeone, however, does not want to know anything about rotations and also seems to be against Rayo Vallecano to just kick off his once at the gala.
Rayo Vallecano vs Atl. Madrid head to head matches
25.08.18 LL Atl. Madrid Rayo Vallecano 1 : 0
30.04.16 LL Atl. Madrid Rayo Vallecano 1 : 0
14.01.16 CDR Atl. Madrid Rayo Vallecano 3 : 0
06.01.16 CDR Rayo Vallecano Atl. Madrid 1 : 1
30.12.15 LL Rayo Vallecano Atl. Madrid 0 : 2