Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will be far from impressed with his team’s last two performances, a 1-0 defeat away to Levante followed by a dismal goalless draw in Santander against Racing.
Madrid will be grateful to get back to the home comforts of the Bernabeu, where they are priced at 9/100 in the 3-Way market to win.
You can get more appealing odds of 13/20 by giving Rayo a 2-0 head-start. The visitors are priced at a hefty 22/1, while the draw is available at 33/4.
The stats would suggest a big win for Madrid, as their stunning home record from last season reads 16 games won out of 19, scoring 59 goals and conceding just 11.
They averaged over three goals at home and continued that record in their only game in front of their own fans this season, beating Getafe 4-2.
With this in mind, a cheeky bet on there to be over 4.5 goals in the match is priced at 7/5.
Rayo Vallecano are back in La Liga after an eight-year hiatus and they travel to Madrid on the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Levante, but they are unbeaten away from home with one win and a draw.
Looking at the goal scoring market, it would be hard to look past ‘rich and handsome’ Cristiano Ronaldo finding the net.
The Portuguese maestro has scored four league goals this term and he is priced at 2/1 to open the scoring. Iif you’re looking to put your free £25 bet from bwin to better use, back him to score two or more at 19/10, which would give you returns of £72.50.
Another player worth looking at to be amongst the goals could be Angel di Maria, who is priced at 13/10 to score at any time during the game.
Madrid have beaten Rayo 3-1 on their last three visits to the Spanish capital, the last one coming in 2003, and you can get 9/1 on history repeating itself once again.
Following Madrid’s failure to find the net in their last two outings, the first time this has happened in La Liga since 2007, they will be out to set the records straight.
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