This local derby in the Spanish capital should be an open and entertaining affair and the Spanish champions could be made to work
Real Madrid travel to the Estadio de Vallecas on Monday evening to face Rayo Vallecano, with Carlo Ancelotti’s men aiming to regain top spot in La Liga.
The Spanish champions will overtake Barcelona at the summit with a victory, yet could be in for a tricky night against their in-form local rivals.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid latest odds
Andoni Iraola’s side are unbeaten in their last four matches, winning their last two and have already taken points off Barcelona and Atletico Madrid this season.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid first goal scorer odds
Karim Benzema is the shortest priced player to score first at 11/4 (3.75) and having missed the last game the Frenchman is expected to return.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid preview
Rayo are an attacking side who will not sit back and are likely to try at take the game to Los Blancos.
That might see them caught on the counter-attack by Madrid but it should lead to an open and goal-filled game.
Rayo have scored in eight of their last nine matches, while Madrid have conceded in 10 of their 12 league games this season and there should be plenty of interest backing the hosts to get on the score sheet.
The visitors too are also likely to find the back of the net and Ancelotti’s side have scored in all 19 competitive fixtures this have contested this term.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid tips and predictions
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