The Madrid-based hosts defied the odds last season by avoiding relegation thanks to their 1-0 victory over Granada in this same fixture on the final day.
Keep an eye on: Gabriel Torje (Granada) – Once referred to as the Romanian Lionel Messi, Granada’s exciting new recruit from Udinese has the potential to light up La Liga this season.
Form Guide: Rayo Vallecano ( – – – – ) Granada ( – – – – )
Last season: Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Granada
Stat fact: This will be just the third top-flight meeting between the two sides.
Rayo Vallecano (probable): Martinez; Tito, Casado, Labaka, Carlos; Gonzalez, Javi Fuego, Roberto Trashorras, Jose Carlos, Piti; Neilsen
Granada (probable): Tono; Nyom, Pamarot, Lucena, Siqueira; Mikel Rico, Dani Benitez, Ortiz; Floro Flores, Machis