Rayo Vallecano – Atletico Madrid Free Betting Tips
After eliminating Manchester United in the Champions League knockout stages, Atletico Madrid travels to Rayo Vallecano, a team in steep decline, on Sunday.
After a good start to the championship in which they even managed to rank 4th at one point (round 18), Rayo Vallecano have started to go downhill in a galloping style. They have been winless for 9 rounds, losing 7 of them and in the meantime also being eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Betis.
In the last round, Rayo Vallecano managed a draw at home against second place Sevilla (1-1), a draw that ended a 6 consecutive rounds lost by the Madrid team.
On the other side, Atletico Madrid have just eliminated Manchester United in the Champions League. After a 1-1 draw against Atletico in the first leg, Simeone’s team won the second leg 0-1 thanks to Lodi’s 41st minute goal.
Manchester coach Ralf Rangnick accused Simeone at the end of the match of practicing “anti-football”, which is nothing new under the sun considering that he always plays for results.
In the championship, after losing surprisingly 5 rounds ago at home 0-1 against last placed Levante, Atletico Madrid managed a series of 4 wins, they won at Osasuna 0-3, at home against Celta Vigo 2-0, at Betis 1-3 and in the last round at Cadiz 2-1.
Simeone’s team is in 4th place, tied on points with 3rd place (occupied by Barcelona), but only 2 points away from 5th place.
In the last round, Rayo Vallecano had more chances than second-placed Sevilla, which leads me to believe that they are showing signs of bouncing back, but at the moment it’s too risky to gamble on a positive result for the little team from the outskirts of Madrid. However, I predict a low-scoring game, as the last 4 meetings between the two have ended, so I will play an Under 2.5.
UNDER 2.5 GOALS – Odds: 1.70
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