Primera La Liga – Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Preview

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Primera La Liga – Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Preview, Sports Free Bets, Tips, Predictions, Offers, Promotions, Bet In Play, Live Streaming Info.

La Liga action on Saturday Night comes from Estadio Vicente Calderon and can be seen Live on Sky Sports 5 HD with a scheduled 19:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Primera La Liga – Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Preview

Atletico Madrid may be short of confidence heading into this match as they have lost twice to Luis Enrique’s Barcelona this month and have to face them again after their clash with Rayo Vallecano. Diego Simeone knows that his team cannot afford any slip ups from now until the end of the season especially on home soil if they are to retain their La Liga title. Atletico are four points behind league leaders Real Madrid who have a game in hand on their rivals.

Rayo Vallecano are 10th in the table and a club of their stature will be content with finishing in the top half of the La Liga standings however their need to comes a point where they have the financial capability to add some quality to their squad and compete for a place in the Europa League as that is the next step for them to move forward. In their last match they faced David Moyes’ Real Sociedad and picked up a valuable win away from home.

Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Head to Head Statistics

This game on Saturday Evening will become only the 18th game played between the two clubs over the years of which Atletico Madrid have won 9 whilst Rayo Vallecano have won 4 overall and the remaining 4 games ended all square.

25/08/14 PRD Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid 0 : 0
26/01/14 PRD Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid 2 : 4
25/08/13 PRD Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano 5 : 0
10/02/13 PRD Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid 2 : 1
16/09/12 PRD Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano 4 : 3

Atletico Madrid Recent Form

21/01/15 CDR Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 1 : 0
18/01/15 PRD Atletico Madrid vs Granada 2 : 0
15/01/15 CDR Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2 : 2
11/01/15 PRD Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 3 : 1
07/01/15 CDR Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 2 : 0

Atletico Madrid’s recent form has been mediocre, they have won two of their last five matches, they have also lost two to Barcelona and drawn one against Real Madrid. In that time they have scored 7 goals and conceded 6.

Rayo Vallecano Recent Form

17/01/15 PRD Real Sociedad vs Rayo Vallecano 0 : 1
12/01/15 PRD Rayo Vallecano vs Cordoba 0 : 4
04/01/15 PRD Getafe vs Rayo Vallecano 1 : 2
20/12/12 PRD Rayo Vallecano vs Espanyol 1 : 3
16/12/12 CDR Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano 4 : 4

Rayo Vallecano’s recent form matches that of Atletico Madrid, they have also won two, lost two and drawn one in their previous 5 outings, in that time they have scored 8 and conceded 12.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Cristian Ansaldi, Tiago and Cani are all out for this match due to respective injuries, Diego Simeone’s has so suspensions and I expect him to play with a lone striker as he so often does, I think he will opt to start with Torres up front instead of Mandzukic.

Rayo Vallecano Team News

Captain and goalkeeper David Cobeno is missing for the away team which is a massive blow for them, Tito and Embarba are the other two players missing for the visitors due to injury. They also have no suspended players and I expect them to play a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 17 previous meetings between these two clubs over the years there has been a total of 47 goals which produces an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.76.

26 of those goals have been scored in the previous 8 matches played between the two clubs at the Estadio Vicente Calderon, which provides us with an average of 3.25 goals per game.

Both of these statistics seem to suggest that we will see between 2 and 4 goals scored in this encounter.

Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Current Betting Odds Market

Atletico Madrid are the clear favourites and it is no real surprise that they are odds on to walk away with the three points in this game as they are the current La Liga champions and very rarely lose at home. I expect them to win this game comfortably by a margin of at least two goals. SkyBet offer the best price for Atletico to win @ 3/10 – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw is the most that Rayo Vallecano can hope for this match, the last time these two teams met the game ended in a 0-0 draw so if you think that they will share the spoils again then Bet365 offer the best value for the draw @ 5/1 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

Rayo Vallecano are the underdogs going into this match although they have beaten Atletico twice in their own backyard prior to this game. BetVictor provide the best odds for Vallecano to win @ 11/1 – £25 Free Bets for New Customers.

Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

On Saturday Night La Liga holders Atletico Madrid and are currently 3rd in the table and play host to 10th place Rayo Vallecano in what is a must win game for the home side. With the players they lost at the beginning of the season they are doing well to be just behind Barca and Real but they would love to win back to back titles which means they cannot afford any upsets in this affair.

Rayo Vallecano are a mid-table side and will be expected to lose this match which could work in their favor and allow them to play free flowing football which is when they are at the best, even a point here would give them a huge confidence boost and help them get through their next few games which they will need to take some points from.

My Banker for this game is going to be a score/win double of Torres and Atletico Madrid as he has made a good scoring start since returning to the club.

My saver is going to be Torres to score the first goal of the game.

Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Banker & Saver Tips

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