Real Madrid will be looking to continue their impressive run of form in La Liga when they host Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
Real Madrid are oozing confidence at the moment having beaten Barcelona last weekend in the El Clasico to continue their strong start to the league season.
A brace from Jude Bellingham in the second half of the game against Barcelona turned the tie around after Ilkay Gundogan had given the home side an early lead.
Madrid’s performance in the league is only bettered by Girona, who, on Saturday, claimed all three points against Osasuna to go top of the table.
An in-form Rayo make a visit to the Bernabeu at the back of a 6-0 win over Atletico Lugones in the Copa del Rey in midweek. They are also without a defeat in their last eight games across all competitions though they have only won three times.
Ghanaian defender Abdul Mumin scored his maiden goal for Rayo in their last league game against Real Sociedad as Bebe’s last-minute goal earned them a point.
In both encounters last season, Madrid and Rayo picked up wins at their respective home grounds but it was Rayo who won the first meeting.
Francisco Rodriguez’s men are currently eighth on the league table, eight points behind the top four places while Madrid occupy the second spot, three points behind Girona ahead of Sunday’s fixture.
Despite being named in the squad for the game, there are no assurances Arda Guler will get his first minutes for Madrid having joined the club in the summer.