Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano Preview

August 23, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit RequiredSpanish Primera La Liga action Sunday night comes from the famous Estadio Vicente Calderón and features hosts Atletico Madrid going up against Rayo Vallecano.

View our Betting Preview, Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BT Sports 2 High Definition, with a scheduled 18:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano Preview, Primera La Liga, Sunday 25th August 2013

Atletico Madrid have started their new campaign very well indeed having beaten Sevilla away from home 1-3 in their opening game of the season, this was then followed by a 1-1 draw at home against the mighty Barcelona in the first leg of the Super Cup and coach Diego Simeone will be very pleased with his players and their performances.

Rayo Vallecano have also started their new season in excellent form, a comfortable 3-0 victory at home against Elche with striker Alberto Bueno grabbing a brace in that game and coach Paco Jemez will want to see the same kind of commitment in this game on Sunday evening against a much tougher opposition.

Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano Team News

Atletico Madrid Team News:

Coach Diego Simeone has a full strength squad to choose from for this game, but will probably make one or two changes to the side that secured an important 1-1 draw against Barcelona midweek in the Spanish Super Cup. David Villa looks likely to be one player who might be dropped to the substitute bench having played the full 90mins of that game along with Koke or Arda Turan.

Diego Costa should keep his place up front in the starting lineup having been impressive in front of goal against Sevilla and could be joined by Cristian Rodriguez who has also scored in that game.

Rayo Vallecano Team News:

Coach Paco Jemez will be without the services of 26 year old midfielder Jose Carlos who is currently out with a knee injury, but other than that Jemez has a full squad to choose from and looks likely to stick with the same starting eleven that gained an impressive opening day season 3-0 victory against Elche.

Alberto Perea and Alberto Bueno both looking to add more goals to their tally having been on target in that game.

Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano Head to Head Statistics

10/02/13 PRD Rayo Vallecano – Atletico Madrid 2 : 1
16/09/12 PRD Atletico Madrid – Rayo Vallecano 4 : 3
14/04/12 PRD Rayo Vallecano – Atletico Madrid 0 : 1
04/12/11 PRD Atletico Madrid – Rayo Vallecano 3 : 1
21/03/03 PRD Rayo Vallecano – Atletico Madrid 0 : 0

Who Has The Advantage?

Sunday night’s game from the famous Estadio Vicente Calderón will become just the 15th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Atletico Madrid have won 7 times, Rayo Vallecano have won 4 times and there has been 3 draws.

Recent meetings between the two sides as shown in our head to head statistic table above, show that neither side has had a clear advantage with both having won 2 games each and the remaining game having finished all square.

Average Goals Per Game?

36 goals have been scored during the previous 14 matches which gives us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.57 which indicates that we could see one or two goals scored during this one on Sunday night.

Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano Recent Form

Atletico Madrid: L W W W D

Rayo Vallecano: W L L W W

Neither side have any clear advantage on recent form stats, with both having won 3 games each from their last 5 played. Although Rayo Vallecano have lost 2 of their last 5, compared with Atletico Madrid having lost just 1.

Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano Match Betting Odds Market.

Atletico Madrid have looked like a real contender to push Barcelona and Real Madrid again this season and confidence within the squad will be very high having held the current Champions to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Super Cup midweek. So no real shock to see the online bookmakers having the hosts priced up as the clear odds on favourites to win this game at a current best price of 1/3 with Coral – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw has not been a regular outcome from the previous 14 games played and having watched Atletico Madrid in action twice now this season I find it very difficult to see Rayo Vallecano getting anything from this match come Sunday night, so odds of 9/2 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers don’t look likely to attract much interest from the punters.

Rayo Vallecano did beat Atletico Madrid in the reverse league fixture last season and have started their new season well with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Elche. However, it would come as a huge surprise to see them win this game as their current best price of 10/1 with Betfred – £10 Free Bets, No Deposit Required for New Customers suggests.

Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Atletico Madrid are expected to win this game and with their 3-1 beating away to Sevilla last weekend, they did look mighty impressive and it would come as a huge shock to see Rayo Vallecano win this game.

However, the odds on a Atletico Madrid victory is extremely short and in my opinion offers no value at all and as such we are forced to look elsewhere.

The goal stats suggest a couple of goals could be seen in this game and with both sides having scored three each in their first game last weekend, the goals market and anytime goal scorers market looks our best bet here when looking for a betting opportunity on the game.

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