At Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, the local derby between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano will surely be a spectacular affair. Even though they face a formidable opponent in the Madrid derby, Los Vallecanos will be looking to snap their three-game losing streak. Andrei Ratiu was prepared to start in Pep Chavarria’s absence after the latter hobbled off the field in Mallorca’s 2-1 defeat.

The top spot in the rankings was solidified by Los Blancos, who rolled past Girona 4-0 over the weekend. Despite losing crucial midfielder Jude Bellingham to injury, we are inclined to back Carlo Ancelotti’s team as they look closer to capturing their 36th La Liga crown. Ancelotti is expected to bench several starters after their Champions League match against Leipzig. Therefore, Fran Garcia, Luka Modric, and Joselu are all vying for starting roles. Rudiger, Alaba, and Militao are among the players expected to be out due to injury.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Real Madrid to win: ⚽1.63 at Bet9ja
Under 3.5 goals: 🥅1.35  at 1xbet
Vinicius to score anytime: ✅2.6 at Sportybet

Rayo Vallecano and Previous Games 

It should be no surprise that Real Madrid has the league’s best away record. They have been leading La Liga after 24 matches, and one of the main reasons is that they have amassed 29 points from 12 games, which is fantastic.

Jude Bellingham deserves a lot of credit for his outstanding play. He leads the team in goals, scores 15, and has three assists. The young man from Birmingham hopes to contribute again to the Galaticos’ road dominance.

Los Blancos have been more pragmatic and professional in their recent victories over Getafe (2-0), Las Palmas (2-1), and Alaves (1-0).

However, after beating Alaves 2-0 in mid-September of last year, Rayo Vallecano has gone winless in their previous nine home matches. For now, they have escaped the bottom three, but things will change soon.

Still, there are some bright spots. Only once in those nine matches—a 2-0 loss to Las Palmas—did they lose by more than a single goal. They held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw, and their 2-1 loss to Girona was also encouraging.

Probable Rayo Vallecano Lineup

Dimitrievski; Balliu, Mumin, Lejeune, Espino; Ciss, Trejo; Palazon, Perez, Garcia; Camello

Probable Real Madrid Lineup

Lunin; Carvajal, Tchouameni, Nacho, Garcia; Camavinga, Modric, Valverde; Diaz; Vinicius, Joselu.

Betting tips: Rayo Vallecano x Real Madrid

Check out our predictions of the day for Rayo Vallevs Real Madrid. 

Prediction 1: Rayo Vallecano x Real Madrid / Real Madrid to win

The principles put in place by Andoni Iraola at Vallecano have lost some of their precious performances. Still, the home team has a better chance of winning on Sunday if they can win the ball high and counter Madrid’s weak defence.

Despite Ancelotti’s team repeatedly demonstrating they don’t need peak performance to win, Madrid were lucky to escape with a victory last week. With Vallecano declining, the away team won’t have to be at their peak to win. But we believe Madrid will win in a low-scoring encounter 

Prediction 2: Rayo Vallecano x  Real Madrid / Under 3.5 goals

Despite Madrid’s overwhelming domination, the two teams met in November at the Bernabeu and ended the match in the same scoreless draw.

Under 3.5 goals gives my selection a lot of value, and Madrid’s recent form makes it appear like they’ll fix that outcome. It’s worth noting that it has been successful in four of their past five La Liga away matches.

Prediction 3: Rayo Vallecano x Real Madrid / Vinicius to score anytime

This season, Bellingham has been Real Madrid’s shining star. The English superstar’s goal-scoring heroics this season were worthy of a Ballon d’Or. He scored twice in their most recent league encounter, a 4-0 thrashing of Girona.

But since he won’t be featuring in this game, we are backing Vinicius to score anytime.