Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
A clash of two Madrid clubs
LaLiga‘s top team, Real Madrid, host eighth-place Rayo Vallecano in the clash of two clubs based in Madrid.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of the biggest clubs in the world, and their rivalry is one of the most intense in football. Real Madrid’s victory over Barcelona in their last match was a significant one, and it showed that they are still the team to beat in LaLiga.
Rayo Vallecano are a smaller club, but they have been punching above their weight in recent seasons. They drew with Real Sociedad in their last match, which is a good result against a strong team.
Monday, 6 November 2023 at 4:00 PM ET (1:30 AM IST)
Location: Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid (in Laliga): W-W-D-W-W
Rayo Vallecano (in Laliga): D-D-D-W-D
Players to watch:
Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid’s Bellingham has 10 goals (first in the league) and two assists. He scored a brace in the win against Barcelona in his first El Clasico match. Bellingham has now scored clutch goals in dying minutes to win matches for the Los Blancos. He recently won the Kopa Trophy for being the best U-21 player in Europe and world right now.
Alvaro Garcia (Rayo Vallecano):
Alvaro Garcia has three goals (on 10 shots, 1.3 per game) for Rayo Vallecano. Garcia has been a key player for Rayo Vallecano this season, helping them to be at 8th place in the league table. He is a versatile winger who can play on either flank, and he is known for his pace, dribbling skills, and ability to create chances for his teammates.
- Real Madrid rank second in the league with a +15 goal differential.
- Rayo Vallecano rank 15th in shots faced with 60 across 11 matches, and Real Madrid ranks first in LaLiga in shots taken with 181 over 11 games.
- Real Madrid score two goals on an average and Vallecano concedes atleast one goal.
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Injury & Team News
Carlo Ancelotti has welcomed back one player in particular to his squad: Arda Guler. The Turkish midfielder has been absent since his first injury way back during Madrid’s pre-season tour of the USA, he took part in Real Madrid’s session at the start of the week. Aurelien Tchouameni suffered a stress fracture in his foot during the game against Barcelona and will join Militão and Courtois on the long-term absentee list.
Rayo Vallecano have welcomed all the players that were missing including Falcao, he will feature in this match after appearing for their first round match in the Copa Del Rey. Raul de Tomas has not scored a goal this season, but he does have three assists
Head to Head
Total Matches – 27
Real Madrid wins – 22
Real Vallecano wins – 3
Draws – 2
Real Madrid predicted lineup:
Kepa; Mendy, Alaba, Rudiger, Carvajal; Camavinga, Modric, Valverde; Bellingham; Vinicius Jr, RodrygoReal Vallecano predicted lineup:
Dimitrievski; Espino, Lejeune, Mumin, Balliu; Garcia, Ciss, Lopez, Palazon; Trejo; De Tomas
Match Prediction for Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano:
Los Blancos are on a remarkable purple patch since opening up the new campaign, there is no doubt that the red-hot Bellingham will be looking to make another statement of intent here. Breaking records by the week and already notching 13 strikes in as many appearances since arriving at the Bernabeu, Rayo Vallecano will look to upset the league leaders as they are a dangerous team and they should not be underestimated.
Prediction: Real Madrid 2-0 Real Vallecano
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