Is Real’s season coming to an end?

Real Madrid can no longer win the championship, also eliminated from the Champions League. The Copa del Rey remains the only title for the royals and that is definitely noticeable for the Ancelotti eleven lately. The Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano prediction of the bookmakers nevertheless points in the direction of the royals.

Of course Real Madrid have advantages over Rayo Vallecano, of course the home side normally have a must-win in front of them. But the visitors should not be underestimated, and much will depend on the motivation of Ancelotti’s team.

Rayo Vallecano, meanwhile, will be hoping to trip up the hosts. However, Real have been mostly respectable at the Bernabeu, which is why our Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano tip is that the home side will win the game.

Real Madrid – Statistics & current form

Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Valencia FC at the weekend, but the focus was not on the game per sé. Vinicius Junior was rather the protagonist, albeit involuntarily. Once again, he was the victim of racist insults and saw a red card after a scuffle at the end of the game, although several players were involved. He will be missing for the Royals against Rayo, but these are just side headlines.

Things have not gone according to plan for Real Madrid in recent weeks. The team was eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by Manchester City and lost three of its five league games. It seems as if the air is out a little after the end of the European Cup dreams and the championship of FC Barcelona. In view of a long season and the World Cup load, that doesn’t come as a complete surprise.

For this match, however, things are looking good. The Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano odds indicate that the royals are the favourites, which is also relatively clear. That is hardly surprising, because the home side has clear individual advantages, even without Vinicius. And Real no longer need to take it easy, there is no game for which that would be necessary.

Real Madrid rely on the offensive

Still the royals have the best offense in La Liga. Karim Benzema deserves special mention here, the Frenchman still scores as he likes even at an advanced football age. Real will also be looking to exploit their home advantage, as they have only lost one game at the Bernabeu in the entire La Liga season, and that was the 2:3 against Villarreal.

Significantly, the three defeats Real Madrid have suffered in their last five matches have all come in away games. Against Valencia, Real Sociedad and Girona, the team let itself be beaten, but that should not happen this time, because the home fans should still be offered something.

In the end, there is a lot to be said for Real Madrid, except for the possible attitude of the team to let the season run out. But even then, a home win still seems likely, which is why our prediction ahead of the Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano game is that the hosts will win.

Rayo Vallecano – Statistics & current form

Rayo Vallecano under coach Andoni Iraola are in mid-table in La Liga and, according to their own aspirations, belong roughly in that region. The team played very well in some phases of the season and the footballing development under Iraola was very positive. Most recently, however, there was a 1:2 defeat against relegation candidates Espanyol, which was accompanied by a weak performance.

One factor at Rayo this season: The team does not have the classic goal scorer. Isi Palazon, an outfield player, has the best record with eight goals. Offensively, the statistics are capable of improvement, 42 goals after 35 games not a glorious record. However, this record was still enough for twelve victories this season, no team from the lower half of the table has more.

Rayo Vallecano can even move up to eighth place, but everything has to be right for that to happen. In addition to Real Madrid, they have to play Villarreal and RCD Mallorca in the remaining league games, and good performances are a must here. Most recently, however, there were three defeats in four games in La Liga.

Rayo: Good defence will be crucial

Important for the game at the Royalists, where Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano betting odds indicate a clear underdog role for the visitors, will be the defence. Rayo have conceded 47 goals so far, which is a good ratio. Especially because there are many teams that are individually superior to the guests.

Away from home, there have only been four victories, but eight defeats, which underpins the distribution of roles even more. In the last few weeks, however, the attack has at least scored regularly, in nine of the last ten games. That’s why, ahead of the Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano match, our value tip is that the hosts will win and both teams will score.

Real Madrid – Rayo Vallecano Direct comparison / H2H record

Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano have played each other 41 times so far. Unsurprisingly, the royals have the better record, winning 31 matches. However, the home side lost the first leg 3-2 and should be warned about the quality of Rayo.

Real Madrid – Rayo Vallecano tip

Real Madrid are favourites in almost every game in the Spanish league, including against Rayo Vallecano. The home side will be looking for a decent performance at home this season and have the best offence to do so.

Because of all the omens, our tip before the match between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano is that the home side will win the match.

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