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Rayo Vallecano vs Real MadridFebruary 18, 2024, 8:00 AM ET
Rayo Vallecano odds+459
Real Madrid odds-157
Over\Under2.5 -118\+100

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid. Shape of the Teams

This used to be an exciting feature, especially during Andoni Iraola’s brief stint in La Liga. Rayo Vallecano, often referred to as the ‘People’s Club’, would be supported by regular people in the streets of Madrid. 

In the neighbourhoods outside Madrid’s center, you would see some areas full of the club’s merchandise. In many ways, Rayo Vallecano re-established its identity as a team of intensity, a club committed to developing talent through its academy while promoting a distinct soccer philosophy. 

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But Andoni Iraola eventually left the club when Bournemouth hired the Basque coach to become their manager in the Premier League. Since then, despite having a squad of capable players, things have not gone well for Rayo. 

Currently, they find themselves in the fourteenth spot in La Liga without any immediate danger of relegation while maintaining a seven-point lead over the 18th-placed Cádiz. 

However, it does raise questions about Rayo’s rapid decline. The current squad boasts talented players like Isi Palazón and Oscar Valentín, and let’s also not forget they still hold Jorge de Frutos and Radamel Falcao.

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This match probably gives off the vibes of a foregone conclusion. Real Madrid comes off a 1-0 home victory against Leipzig, providing them with an additional confidence boost. 

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Madrid have not been defeated in the league for ages, and there is little to suggest that Rayo could pose a challenge. Moreover, Rayo Vallecano have not won a single game in La Liga in the past 30 days, with their last triumph occurring back in early January in a 2-0 win against Getafe.

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid Match Info

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid Prediction, Odds

Real Madrid’s ability to capitalize on even the smallest errors is why they are on top of the league. Having defeated their main rival of the season – Girona – away from home, with a 4-0 score, has undoubtedly boosted their confidence.

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Additionally, Rayo Vallecano has struggled to find the back of the net throughout the season. They are sluggish in front of the goal, and their intense playing style leaves them vulnerable to counter-attacks, giving opponents areas to target behind the defenders’ backs. 

While the upcoming match may not be straightforward for Real Madrid, it’s worth noting that Rayo Vallecano managed to secure a draw against Los Blancos in their last encounter in November. 

Despite this, a repeat of that clash seems unlikely, given the current form and circumstances.

Real Madrid vs Girona Betting Tip

Not many people will be surprised to hear Madrid is tipped to score first, especially with Joselu’s prowess in handling crosses, which could be crucial against a shaky defence. 

Lower-ranked teams that find it challenging to score goals are often disadvantaged in such situations. This is the main reason to expect an early goal from Madrid.

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There might be some mayhem due to Vallecano’s energetic style. However, the lack of effective goal-scoring makes it unlikely to yield any meaningful advantage. This plays into Madrid’s hands, positioning them to take the lead early in the game.

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