The race for the Spanish top-flight title has become slightly clearer in recent weeks, with Real Madrid establishing a lead at the top of the table.
Los Blancos travels to Rayo Vallecano on Sunday afternoon, looking to maintain or increase their lead at the top of the standings.Rayo Vallecano in need of a lift
Los Franjirrojos head into this game on the back of a woeful recent run of form, as they are winless in five La Liga games, having suffered four defeats and picked up one draw.
The fact that Rayo has conceded at least two goals in four of their last five top-flight games has not helped their chances of a return to form.
Rayo has also failed to win any of their last nine home games at the Estadio de Vallecas in La Liga while suffering three straight defeats in the Spanish top-flight.Real Madrid is in ominous form
Los Blancos continued their excellent form with a 1-0 weekend win at RB Leipzig in the Champions League. The victory just builds on from their recent form in La Liga, as the visitors are unbeaten in their last 18 matches in the Spanish top-flight, having recorded 14 wins and four draws.
In their last Liga outing, a 4-0 home win over title rivals Girona moved Carlo Ancelotti’s team five points clear of the Catalan outfit.
The win over Girona continued a prolific run of form for the league leaders in front of goal, as they have scored at least two goals in four of their previous five matches in La Liga.
The visitors are unbeaten in eight away games in La Liga, recording six wins and two draws.What am I backing?
These two teams’ recent form could not be more contrasting. I can’t see anything other than a comfortable away victory.