Date: Saturday 26, February 2022
ET: 12:30 PM
CT: 11:30 AM
MT: 10:30 AM
PT: 9: 30 AM
UK: 5:30 PM
WAT: 6:30 PM
Competition: La Liga 2021/2022
Rayo Vallecano tackles high flying Real Madrid as the Spanish La Liga enters 26. Real Madrid is looking to further extend their lead at the top of the table amid pressure from second-place Sevilla.
Rayo Vallecano sits eleventh on the league table with a series of games ending in their favour. Rayo has been excellent so far, with high hopes of securing top-flight football for next season.
This season, Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano have met once with the result of the Los Blancos, who ran out with a 2-1 scoreline at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Will Real Madrid make it a double against Rayo Vallecano today? Or would the fixture end in the reverse order?
How to watch Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid live stream, tv channel, Kick-off time, preview, prediction
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Match Preview and Prediction
Rayo Vallecano is currently experiencing troubleshooting times to preserve its status at the top of Spanish football. The Madrid based football club would have sought a return to winning ways in the mini Madrid derby against Real Madrid.
Vallecano has lost its last four La Liga games against average sides like Elche, Real Betis Balompié, Osasuna and Celta Vigo. Although the club still occupies the eleventh spot on the league table, an outright win would help maintain it.
One problem Rayo Vallecano has faced this season is its ability to hold the backline. It has one of the worst defensive records in La Liga this season, with over nine goals conceded in the last four matches.
The last time Rayo earned a win was on the 2nd of February in a Copa del Rey clash with RCD Mallorca. The tie finished 1-0 in favour of Rayo.
Real Madrid knows what’s a stake at this point. The Los Blancos have moved on from the Champions League round of 16 loss to Paris Saint-Germain a week ago.
Real Madrid at the moment is in good form except for the Champions League first-leg loss to Paris Saint-Germain and the Copa del Rey exit in the hands of Athletic Club Bilbao.
The pressure at the top of the league table after 25 matchdays continues with Sevilla pushing forward. As things stand, Real Madrid is six points clear at the top. A win against Rayo Vallecano would further increase their lead at the top.
Score Prediction: 0-2
Merquelanz has been ruled out of the game due to a Muscle Injury, while the situation with Lopez and Maras remains questionable.
The high flying Los Angeles would miss out on the services of David Alaba and Gareth Bale, who both have Muscle Injuries.