A match preview for the La Liga encounter between Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.
Where: Vicente Calderon, Madrid
When: Sunday August 25, 2013 6pm ko
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Both sides will be hoping to build on their 100% records this season as Atleti disposed of Sevilla and Rayo brushed aside La Liga new boys Elche.
Madrid took on Barcelona in midweek and new striker David Villa has already made an impression by capping off a fine flowing move with a wonder goal against his former club.
Atleti will also be boosted by the fact that they have won the previous three encounters between the two sides quite comfortably, and on paper a fourth consecutive victory shouldn’t be much trouble either.
Former Manchester City striker Nery Castillo is in line to make an appearance as he looks to recapture the form that prompted so much money to be spent on him in the past.
David Villa is the only significant addition to the Atletico squad, but in truth he will most likely be just a footnote in the gulf in class between the two sides as this local derby could be over fairly early on.