Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips 02/01/2022

December 29, 2021
Akshay Nayak
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Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips 02/01/2022

Akshay Nayak, Senior Author

Atletico Madrid will host the dark horses of this season, Rayo Vallecano at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on 2nd January 2022 at 20:45 IST. The odds to win the match are in favor of the hosts Atletico Madrid.

Teams Status

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid is looking to bounce back after losing four consecutive games in La Liga to RCD Mallorca, Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Granada. With 29 points after 18 games, they are in fifth place in La Liga, with eight wins, five draws, and five losses. Rayo Vallecano is a point ahead of them, and they’re as much as 17 points behind the top. They hold the league’s ninth-best away record, with four wins, three draws, and one loss in eight games. They’ve scored 1.61 goals per game on average and allowed little over one goal per game. The team’s leading scorer is Luis Suarez, who has seven goals to his credit. With four assists each, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Lemar, and Angel Correa lead the team in assists. Antoine Griezmann, Sime Vrsaljko, Marcos Llorente, and Stefan Savic are among the key players who will be unavailable.

Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano is coming off a 2-0 victory over Deportivo Alaves just before the holidays. They’ve been performing very well for a freshly promoted team, currently sitting in the fourth position in La Liga with 30 points from 18 games, nine wins, three ties, and six defeats. They have had one win and five points from nine road games. They have scored 26 goals and conceded one goal in each encounter thus far in La Liga. Radamel Falcao and Alvaro Garcia lead the team in scoring with five goals each. Oscar Trejo leads the team in assists with eight. With the exception of Alvaro Garcia Martin Merquelanz, who is out with a hamstring injury and a sprained knee, they have the majority of their players available for selection.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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According to the Melbet sportsbook, Atletico Madrid are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.372, Rayo Vallecano are placed at 10.50 and the draw is at 5.15 odds. Atletico Madrid are placed at 1.32 according to the Sportsbet sportsbook, Rayo Vallecano are placed at 11.00 and the draw is at 5.10 odds. According to the 10Cric sportsbook, Atletico Madrid are placed at 1.34, Rayo Vallecano are placed at 9.51 and the draw is at 5.05 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

Both the teams have had a fair share of the results in their favor, so they are in the top five of La Liga. But Atletico Madrid has dominated in the head-to-head matches, which gives the team from the capital the edge, but this match could go either way.

Tip: Both Teams To Score – No @ 1.55

Either team has kept a clean sheet in all of the last four head-to-head matches across competitions. Also, five of the last six head-to-head matches in La Liga had both teams not scoring in them. Even, three of the last four head-to-head matches hosted by Atletico Madrid had both teams not scoring. In the last ten matches that Rayo Vallecano had played across competitions, either team had kept a clean sheet. Apart from that, clean sheets were kept in two of the last three matches that Atletico played at home. So, it is likely that either team will keep a clean sheet at 1.55 odds available at the Dafabet sportsbook.

Tip: Total Goals Under 2.5 @ 1.85

Under 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Atletico Madrid’s previous ten matches in all competitions, while under 2.5 goals have been scored in two of their last three home encounters. Under 2.5 goals have been scored in seven of Rayo Vallecano’s previous 10 matches in all competitions. In addition, in two of Vallecano’s last three away matches, under 2.5 goals were scored. Six of the previous 10 head-to-head matchups have resulted in under 2.5 goals being scored. Aside from that, both of the head-to-head meetings played in La Liga last season had under 2.5 goals scored. At the Betway sportsbook’s 1.85 odds, it’s quite likely that no more than two goals will be scored.


Atletico Madrid has a lot of work to do if they were to defend their league title successfully. To begin with, they will be looking for all three points in this clash. Vallecano on the other hand has done exceptionally well and will be looking to keep its momentum.

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