Rayo Vallecano are a La Liga side based in the Vallecas neighbourhood of Madrid. Nicknamed Los Franjirrojos (The Red Sashes) they play their home games at the Camp de Futbol de Vallecas. Their traditional kit is white shirts with a red sash, and white shorts.
Formed in 1924, Rayo spent most of their earlier years alternating between the various lower leagues of Spanish football;. They reached La Liga for the first time in 1977 but dropped out again three years later. In 2004 they plunged down into the third tier again, but recovered to work their way back up again. Relegated in 2016, they came up as Segunda B champions last year.
Vallecano have never won a major domestic honour. Their most successful season came in 1999 – 2000 when they finished 8th in the league. That saw them qualify for European competition for the first, and only time in their history.
Rayo consider Léganes to be their main rivals There are also city rivalries with Real and Atlético Madrid, but Rayo have not often been in the same division as the two giant clubs.
Many experts’ Rayo Vallecano predictions for this season had them amongst the favourites for relegation, and, sadly for their supporters, those forecast have proved to be accurate.
Whilst not mathematically certain yet, Rayo Vallecano betting tips for the rest of the season make them favourites to relegated. They reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup, beating both Lokomotiv Moscow and Bordeaux along the way, before eventually going out to La Liga rivals Alavés on aggregate.
However, the good news for their fans is that, they do not stay down there for long. It reasonable, therefore, for Rayo Vallecano tips for next season to include them as one of the favourites to achieve promotion again.