Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano: LaLiga Action on Match-day 10

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Next Tuesday at 9:00pm GMT, on matchday 10 of the LaLiga, we will see Atleti play Rayo at Civitas Metropolitano.

Right now, Atleti sit in third place in the League, seven places higher than the tenth placed hosts, Rayo.

It’s 19 points so far for Atletico Madrid this season, going into this fixture

Atleti suffered an away loss to Athletic Bilbao in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Also, Atleti’s League position speaks for itself, as they continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 3rd in a row, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their LaLiga position. Now they have 6 matches won, 2 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in third place, with a total of 19 points having won six matches, drawn one game, and lost two meetings.

Atleti have won two games and lost two meetings of their four League matches at home this season.

Atletico Madrid will have 22 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good atacking and defensive team

Defence begins with attack and Atleti have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding seven goals in their previous games. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this LaLiga season. They have a good scoring average of 15 goals. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Alvaro Morata (4), Antoine Griezmann (3), and Angel Correa (3).

Diego Simeone could be missing up to five of their players through injury or illness for the game on Tuesday.

Rayo Vallecano have 11 points to their name, going into this tie

Andoni Iraola’s men were held to a disappointing draw against Getafe in their last fixture, he will be keen to improve on that in this game.

Also, suffering four losses in seven matches is a terrible run of form for any club, Andoni Iraola’s Rayo will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. With 11 points (3W, 4L and 2D), they are established in tenth position in the League having won three games, drawn two games, and lost four meetings.

Playing away from home, Rayo have won one game, drawn one game, and lost three matches.

A victory for Rayo Vallecano would put them on 14 points.

Andoni Iraola will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of four of his Rayo players.

Atletico Madrid v Rayo Vallecano – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Atleti and Rayo have faced each other 26 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Atleti’s favour (17 – 4). Also, Atleti recent form against Rayo has been outstanding, winning on eleven out of the last 19 fixtures. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Rayo Vallecano took all three points winning 0-1 away.

Other players of note for Atleti are Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa with three goals and three goals respectively and for Rayo are Isi Palazon and Alejandro Catena with two goals both.