Real Madrid will be looking for all three points when they play Rayo Vallecano in La Liga at Estadio de Vallecas, in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid
Kick Off: Saturday 29 April
Match Timing: 12:15 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Estadio de Vallecas (65,647)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream select La Liga League matches in India. In addition, the matches can also be enjoyed on the official Facebook App and website.
One Madrid club is having the season of its life. It's absolutely flying in the league, in the zones nobody expected them to reach at the start of the campaign.
The 0-0 draw was the testimony of their growing beliefs, and possible the stature. It's not a story of two or three games, but the whole season and the nine months can't lie. It's too long a period for the deception.
Getafe drew 0-0 against their more illustrious neighbour Real Madrid in the midweek. It was their first point against the 33-time La Liga Champions since 2012. And with that, Getafe sneaked into the top-four. Quite incredible!
But the Los Blancos are already planning for the next season. For they have nothing to play for this season.
Barcelona won their 8th La Liga title in the last 11 years, while Atletico are nine points clear of them in second. There is no cup competition either since they were out of Champions League and Copa del Rey a long time ago.
While the other club from Madrid, Rayo Vallecano, is destined to play in the Segunda Division next season as they are currently propping up the table, sitting seven points clear of the safety.
With just four games remaining in the season, only a miracle can save them from the drop.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Rayo Vallecano – D L W L D L
Real Madrid – W L W D W D
RM vs RVL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid Team News:
Injured – Gorka Elustondo will be missing the match with an injury.
Suspended – On-loan Real Madrid striker Raul de Tomas is ineligible to face his parent club.
Questionable – In addition, Giannelli Imbula is carrying a knock and will be assessed before the match.
Note: Alvaro Medran is available for selection after missing the last game with a suspension. He will be slotted straight back into the midfield, partnering with Mario Suarez and Jose Pozo.
Key Players – Adrian Embarba, Jose Pozo
Injured – Captain fantastic Sergio Ramos is out of the match with an injury, while Alvaro Odriozola is out as well.
Karim Benzema picked up a hamstring injury in the midweek clash against Getafe and will miss the match. While Sergio Reguilon has been overlooked by manager Zinedine Zidane.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: With Benzema out of the matchday squad, it leaves Mariano a certain started against Rayo Vallecano.
Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez are in the matchday squad as well and are expected to start on the wing.
Key Players – Isco, Gareth Bale
RM vs RVL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Rayo Vallecano– García; Tito, Ba, Amat, Moreno; Pozo, Suárez, Medrán; Bebé, di Santo, Embarba
Real Madrid– Navas; Carvajal,Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vázquez, Benzema, Asensio
RM vs RVL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Goalkeeper: A. Garcia
Defenders: Abdoulaye Ba, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal
Midfielders: Mario Suarez, Luka Modric, Adri Embarba, Tony Kroos, Pozo
Attackers: Mariano, Javi Guerra
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Rayo Vallecano's new manager Paco Jemez has a defensive mindset. He will definitely crowd out the midfield and make life difficult for the away team.
That said, Vallecano will play with intensity for they still have a chance to avoid the drop.
This fixture hinges heavily in favour of Real Madrid as they have won 22 of the 25 meetings against Vallecano.
We back them to extend their record by one more game.
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