Real Madrid will make the short trip to Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Monday to take on local rivals Rayo Vallecano in the 13th Round of the 2022/23 La Liga season.
Venue: Campo de Futbol de Vallecas (Madrid)
Rayo Vallecano are unbeaten in their last four home games (W3, D1).
They have scored 2+ goals in three of their last four home games.
The hosts have conceded only five goals at home this season..only five teams have conceded fewer goals.
Real Madrid are unbeaten in La Liga this season (W10, D2).
They have won their last six away league games.
The visitors have scored first inside the opening 20 minutes in each of their last five league away fixtures.
Head to head
Real Madrid have won 16 of the last 17 meetings between both sides, losing only once.
Latest performances in all competitions
Rayo Vallecano: W-W-D-D-L
Real Madrid: W-D-L-W-W
Rayo Vallecano will look to keep their impressive run of form going when they host their local rivals Madrid on Monday.
The hosts have enjoyed a strong run of form in recent weeks, having not lost a game since their 3-1 defeat to Almería in early October (W2, D2).
Their last outing was a 1-0 win over Sevilla away from home. That win was their first league win at Ramon Sanchez against the Andalusian team in over 22 years and will have boosted the confidence of Andoni Iraola’s men who are attempting to beat Real Madrid for the second time in the league this century.
Los Franjirrojos have lost 16 of the last 1u meetings between both sides, with that sole win coming in April 2019.
They come into this tie sitting in the top half of the table and given their form they will fancy their chances of staying in the top half beyond this week, especially as this game comes at home, where they are enjoying a four-match unbeaten sequence (W3, D1).
Possible Rayo Vallecano starting line-up
Stole Dimitrievski; Ivan Balliu, Florian Lejeune, Alejandro Catena, Fran Garcia; Santi Comesana, Oscar Valentin; Isi Palazon, Oscar Trejo, Garcia Rivera; Camello Perez.
Injured: Jose Pozo, Ruben de Tomas
Suspended: Randy Nteka
For Real Madrid, it is about getting back to winning ways in the league and continuing their stay at the top of the La Liga table when they make the short trip to Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Monday night.
The visitors are still unbeaten in the league after 12 games (W10, D2) and come into this game sitting just one point ahead of Barcelona in second.
They were held to a 1-1 draw with Girona last weekend–a game that saw them pick up their first red card of the season when Toni Kroos was sent off late in the game.
However, Carlo Ancelotti’s men bounced back in style in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, defeating Celtic 5-1 at home to ensure that they finished top of their UCL group.
The goal will now be to continue their run in the league and to extend their winning run away from home in the league, which currently stands at six consecutive wins.
Possible Real Madrid starting line-up
Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Eduardo Camavinga, Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchoumeni, Federico Valverde, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo..
Doubtful: Karim Benzema, Antonio Rudiger
Suspended: Toni Kroos
|Rayo Vallecano to win
|Real Madrid to win
Rayo Vallecano 1-2 Real Madrid