Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano prediction 31.01.2024

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

2 : 1

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano

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  • Competition: La Liga
  • Date: 31st January 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Civitas Metropolitan Stadium, Madrid

Atlético Madrid will be looking for three points that will cement their place in the top four of the La Liga table when they host Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night.

The hosts seem to be in for a repeat of last season. Diego Simeone's men only got into their stride in the second half of the 2022-23 season and things are looking similar this term, as they've only failed to win one of their three league games so far in 2024. 

Rayo Vallecano meanwhile have not had a great start to the new year, winning just one of their three league games so far and have also been knocked out of the Copa del Rey. While their hosts are aiming for a place in the top four and possibly the title, Los Franjirrojos are one of the La Liga sides whose main objective is to avoid relegation. Francisco’s side managed to do so in the last three campaigns and are in a good position to do it again.

Atlético Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips: Atlético to win

The Civitas Metropolitan Stadium has been a real fortress for Atlético Madrid this season. Los Colchoneros are still unbeaten at home in La Liga, having won ten and drawn one of their eleven games this season. Atletico also have a strong record against Vallecano.

Rayo Vallecano have picked up just one point from the last eight league encounters between these two sides, and lost the last meeting 0-7. Francisco's side have also been underwhelming on their travels of late, not winning four of their last five away league matches and failed to score in as many games.

  • Best Tip: Home team to win
  • Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano prediction: 2-0

Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Rayo Vallecano

    0 : 7

    Atletico Madrid

    La Liga

  2. Rayo Vallecano

    1 : 2

    Atletico Madrid

    La Liga

  3. Atletico Madrid

    1 : 1

    Rayo Vallecano

    La Liga

  4. Rayo Vallecano

    0 : 1

    Atletico Madrid

    La Liga

  5. Atletico Madrid

    2 : 0

    Rayo Vallecano

    La Liga

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid team news

Diego Simeone opted for Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay as his front-two last time out, but given Álvaro Morata's form, a change is expected this week.

Thomas Lemar, César Azpilicueta, Marcos Paulo and Vitolo will all miss Wednesday's game through injury, while Koke, Saul Niguez and Jose Maria Gimenez are all at risk of suspension.

Last matches of Atletico Madrid

  1. Atletico Madrid

    2 : 0

    Valencia

    La Liga

  2. Atletico Madrid

    1 : 0

    Sevilla

    Copa Del Rey

  3. Granada

    0 : 1

    Atletico Madrid

    La Liga

  4. Atletico Madrid

    2 : 2

    Real Madrid

    Copa Del Rey

  5. Real Madrid

    2 : 0

    Atletico Madrid

    Super Cup

Atletico Madrid lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Jan Oblak

Defenders

  • 15

    Stefan Savić

  • 2

    José María Giménez

  • 23

    Reinildo Mandava

Midfielders

  • 16

    Nahuel Molina

  • 5

    Rodrigo De Paul

  • 6

    Koke

  • 24

    Pablo Barrios

  • 12

    Samuel Lino

Forwards

  • 7

    Antoine Griezmann

  • 19

    Álvaro Morata

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano team news

Álvaro García Rivera will be available to Rayo Vallecano boss Francisco this week after serving his one game ban against Real Sociedad.

Garcia's return is expected to see Pep Chavarría return to the bench, but Sergio Camello and Óscar Trejo will keep their places in the final third.

Bebe and Pathe Ciss remain unavailable for selection with the pair representing Cape Verde and Senegal respectively at AFCON.

Last matches of Rayo Vallecano

  1. Real Sociedad

    0 : 0

    Rayo Vallecano

    La Liga

  2. Rayo Vallecano

    0 : 2

    Las Palmas

    La Liga

  3. Girona

    3 : 1

    Rayo Vallecano

    Copa Del Rey

  4. Huesca

    0 : 2

    Rayo Vallecano

    Copa Del Rey

  5. Getafe

    0 : 2

    Rayo Vallecano

    La Liga

Rayo Vallecano lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Stole Dimitrievski

Defenders

  • 12

    Alfonso Espino

  • 24

    Florian Lejeune

  • 5

    Aridane Hernández Umpiérrez

  • 20

    Iván Balliu

Midfielders

  • 18

    Álvaro García Rivera

  • 7

    Isi Palazón

  • 17

    Unai López

  • 23

    Óscar Valentín

Forwards

  • 34

    Sergio Camello

  • 8

    Óscar Trejo

Three reasons we expect Atletico Madrid to win this game

  1. Atletico Madrid have won 19 of their last 20 home games in La Liga.
  2. Rayo Valleca didn’t win any of their last three matches.
  3. Eight of the last nine league meetings between these two sides were won by Los Colchoneros.

Main prediction Atletico Madrid - Rayo Vallecano

Atletico Madrid to win

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Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can watch Wednesday’s La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano on Sofascore.

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What’s the average number of corner kicks Atletico Madrid have won in league home games this season?

4.09

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What’s the average number of yellow cards Rayo have received in league away matches this season?

3.36