Our match prediction:
In the 16th round of the Primera Division Rayo Vallecano will visit their city rivals Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Rayo Vallecano is having a difficult season so far and is currently placed 18th on the table. The last 3 positions will be relegated to the Segunda Division which means Rayo Vallecano is currently in the danger zone. In the last game Rayo Vallecano lost disappointingly against Malaga, Rayo could have get a good result after leading in 1-0 in the first half. Real Madrid on the other hand is placed 3th on the table having 5 points less than leader Barcelona and runner up Atletico Madrid. After an impressive streak Real Madrid was unable to beat Villarreal and even lost 3 very important point and lost 1-0. Previous confrontations between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano show us that Real Madrid can make up for an easy afternoon. We predict Real Madrid to easily walk over Rayo Vallecano: 5-0. Games against weak teams are a great opportunity for Real Madrid to gain confidence, score goals and prepare for a hectic period in this season.
Highligted Player (Modric):
Luka Modric is regarded as one of the best central midfielders in world football. The Croatian ace is a product of Dinamo Zagreb’s youth school and it has to be noted that he played 94 league games for the Modri between 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he signed a six-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £16.5 million. Luka made his Tottenham debut on 16 August, 2008 in a 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium. The Croatian star scored only 13 goals in 127 league appearances for the Spurs, but he is well known for his brilliant passing. In 2012 he signed for Real Madrid for a fee of £30 million and he made his debut against Barcelona in the 2012 Spanish Super Cup, return leg. Modric quickly established himself as a first-team regular and, no doubt, he helped the capital club win two Champions League trophies (2013/2014, 2015/2016). You should bear in mind that he was named Croatian Footballer of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid are a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 11 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world. Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards. The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).