Atletico Madrid are brushing most resistance aside in the La Liga at the moment. In current form, their upcoming match against Rayo Vallecano at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas this coming Sunday looks like the next victim in line.
Two places behind the league-leaders, Atletico Madrid claimed 54 points from 27 rounds, while Rayo Vallecano amassed 37 points. They now rank as number 8 in the La Liga standings.
Rayo Vallecano will be eager to finally claim a win after a couple of draws, however, one point could still prove acceptable against Atletico Madrid.
Rayo Vallecano scored eight goals, conceded 11 and fought their way to three clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Atletico Madrid scored 19 goals, conceded three and kept their opponents from scoring seven times in their last ten matches.
The most recent outing between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid ended up a 1-1 draw. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 12/5.
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Rayo Vallecano Form
It could have been better, it could have been worse for Rayo Vallecano, who have two points to show from their last three matches. They came up short in a 3-0 defeat against Celta Vigo, followed by a 2-2 draw against Girona. They picked up a point again in the latest round after a 1-1 draw with Valencia. Rayo Vallecano only managed one meagre home win from a possible six at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas in the La Liga. They also drew three and lost two of these six encounters, in which they scored six and conceded seven goals.
Atletico Madrid Form
Atletico Madrid are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. Girona got left behind in a 0-1 win, before Valencia got hammered in a 3-0 victory. Real Betis was the most recent victim in a 1-0 win for Atletico Madrid. In their last six La Liga away matches, Atletico Madrid have three wins, they've drawn two and lost one one. They scored five while also conceding three times. They also experienced two draws and one defeat.
Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano always seem to tread carefully, when taking on each other, and history makes under 2.5 goals the call on Sunday.
Rayo Vallecano have taken ten points from their last 11 games against teams from the top half of the La Liga table. They won two of these matches with a scoreline of nine goals to 15. Atletico Madrid won seven games, picked up 24 points, scored 15 and conceded ten goals in their last 11 games against teams from the top half of the La Liga table. Rayo Vallecano are looking at a record of nine wins, ten draws and eight defeats in the La Liga this season. Atletico Madrid enjoy a record of 16 wins, six draws and five defeats in the La Liga.
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Stats
- In 11 of the last 12 Rayo Vallecano matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 8 of the last 10 Rayo Vallecano matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Rayo Vallecano have not lost 10 of the last 12 home matches
- Rayo Vallecano have not won the last 6 matches in a row
- In 6 of the last 7 Rayo Vallecano home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Atletico Madrid have scored in 24 of the last 26 matches
- Atletico Madrid have not lost 16 of the last 18 matches
- Atletico Madrid have scored in the last 11 away matches in a row
- In 13 of the last 15 Atletico Madrid matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Atletico Madrid have not lost 10 of the last 11 away matches
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Squads
Rayo Vallecano Squad
Iraola will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against Atletico Madrid from the following players (the statistics in the brackets represent goals scored and matches played in the La Liga this season):
Diego Lopez (0/1), Mauricio Arboleda (0/0), Miguel Morro (0/0), Stole Dimitrievski (0/26), Abdul Mumin (0/7), Alejandro Catena (1/25), Esteban Ariel Saveljich (0/0), Florian Lejeune (4/25), Mario Hernandez (0/3), Alvaro Garcia (4/25), Andres Martin (0/5), Diego Mendez (0/0), Francisco Garcia (0/27), Isi Palazon (6/26), Ivan Balliu (0/26), Mario Suarez (0/1), Oscar Valentin (0/24), Pablo Munoz (0/2), Pathe Ciss (1/24), Pep Chavarria (0/9), Salvi Sanchez (0/16), Santi Comesana (2/25), Unai Lopez (1/25), Jose Pozo (0/7), Oscar Trejo (3/25), Radamel Falcao (2/20), Raul de Tomas (0/9), Sergio Camello (5/27).
Atletico Madrid Squad
Listed below is the full squad of Atletico Madrid players that the manager Diego Simeone will choose from for the upcoming game:
Antonio Gomis (0/0), Bernabe Barragan (0/0), Ivo Grbic (0/4), Jan Oblak (0/25), Jose Gimenez (1/18), Marco Moreno (0/0), Mario Hermoso (2/15), Matt Doherty (0/1), Nahuel Molina (0/22), Reinildo (0/22), Sergio Reguilon (0/4), Stefan Savic (0/19), Axel Witsel (0/23), Geoffrey Kondogbia (0/16), Koke (0/23), Marcos Llorente (1/20), Pablo Barrios (0/11), Rodrigo De Paul (1/20), Saul Niguez (1/22), Thomas Lemar (1/20), Yannick Carrasco (3/25), Alvaro Morata (10/27), Angel Correa (6/25), Antoine Griezmann (9/27), Diego Bri (0/0), Giuliano Simeone (0/0), Memphis Depay (4/9).
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Team News
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Lineups
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid H2H
Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid had to make do with a point each in their latest encounter, which finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 12/5. Atletico Madrid go into the match against Rayo Vallecano with a 8-2-0 advantage. The bookies have Atletico Madrid to win this match at best price odds of 10/11.
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Results
In three of the previous ten matches between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid both teams scored.
Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Having scored just once lately in the La Liga, Oscar Trejo will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Atletico Madrid hope Antoine Griezmann can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three La Liga goals in his last six La Liga games.
Campo de Futbol de Vallecas saw Rayo Vallecano winning three, drawing five and losing two of their 10 most recent games here across all tournaments. Atletico Madrid won seven of their 10 most recent away games, drew two and lost one. Rayo Vallecano won two times in their 10 most recent league games, with Atletico Madrid claiming eight wins from a possible 10.
Under 2.5 goals came out eight times in the previous ten encounters between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid as both teams not to score was a winning bet seven times. Rayo Vallecano managed an average of 0.4 goals, with Atletico Madrid averaging 1.6 goals in these. Over 2.5 goals came out two times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Rayo Vallecano, who scored an average of 0.8 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Atletico Madrid's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.7 goals in these matches.