Match: Rayo Vallecano – Barcelona Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: March, 03, Wednesday, 2016
Start time: 20:00 GMT
Barcelona travels to Rayo Vallecano in a match of the 28th round of the Primera Liga. The game is on Thursday, March 3, from 20:00 GMT at the “TCampo de Fútbol de Vallecas” in Madrid.
Rayo Vallecano :
“The Red Sashe” are on 16th position in the standings with a total of 26 points, two more from the relegation zone. “The Vallecans” will have to make a strong end of the season if they want to stay in the Primera. After meeting with Barca ahead of their game against Espanyol, Granada, Eibar and Getafe, so that will be very important for the team to score points against these rivals.
Rayo Vallecano boasts a series of seven games without a loss in “La Liga”, the problem, however, is that the team won only two of them. Five of these meetings ended at 2:2 – quite commendable for the attacking team, but not for defense. In 2016 Rayo unbeaten at home, registering two wins and three draws. In its latest home game, they make a draw match 2:2 against Sevilla, which ended the series before winning their own audience, as had previously beat Celta (3:0) and Las Palmas (2:0).
Last weekend Barcelona achieved a ninth consecutive victory in the league and confidently moving towards title defense in “La Liga”. “Catalans” beat Sevilla 2:1 at “Camp Nou” with a brilliant goal from Lionel Messi free kick and hit of Gerard Pique the team of Luis Enrique grabbed all three points and kept the lead to eight over second Atletico Madrid.
If there is something Luis Enrique may not be satisfied in February, it is the presentation of the team in defense. Barcelona got a goal in each of the previous four games even as rivals such as Las Palmas and Sporting Gijon scored in their net. This may be due to a slight relaxation of the composition that during his visit to Arsenal in the Champions League you keep a clean sheet, winning 2:0.
Barcelona beat Rayo 5:2 in the fist match this season and in the last 10 games against this opponent they haven’t a misstep, scoring a total of 45 goals in the net of “The Vallecans”. I do not think the hosts will hinder champions in the upcoming match. Bet on an easy victory for Barcelona as Messi and company will take advance yet to break, and it will continue, and perhaps increase in the second half.