Our match prediction:
Real Madrid will be looking to extend their winning run to nine games in La Liga when they take on Rayo Vallecano at Estadio del Rayo Vallecano on Saturday evening. Los Blancos are just one point behind league leaders Barcelona, meaning that they face yet another must-win situation in the local derby against Rayo. Los Vallecanos were on the verge of beating Malaga at Estadio La Rosaleda on Wednesday evening, but los Boquerones eventually scored a late equalizer from a set piece. Paco Jemez’s men moved one step closer to securing the top flight survival, but they can’t afford any complacency in the upcoming league games. Anyhow, the hosts will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s clash against Real Madrid and given that Zinedine Zidane’s troops have been impressive in the national championship of late and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors will pick up all three points from Saturday’s football game.
Highligted Player (Isco):
Isco is a Spanish midfielder who was born on 21 April, 1992. The attacking midfielder is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well and he is well known for his brilliant passing. Isco played for Malaga from 2011 to 2013 and he made it to the Champions League quarter-finals with los Boquerones in the 2012/2013 season. In the summer of 2013 he signed a deal with Real Madrid and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 32 league appearances for the capital club. Isco won two Champions League trophies with Real Madrid (2013/2014, 2015/2016) and he clinched two UEFA Super Cup trophies (2014, 2016) with the club as well. Speaking of his individual careers, the Real Madrid midfielder was named La Liga Breakthrough Player in 2012. Isco represented Spain U21 at the 2013 European Championship finals and it has to be noted that La Roja won the trophy at the tournament in Israel. Spain defeated Italy in the title game.
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).