The early Saturday evening La Liga action sees Spanish champions and current league leaders Barcelona host an out-of-form Rayo Vallecano. The visitors are battling against relegation having lost each of their last five games and it is the Blaugrana who are strong favourites to continue their winning form.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 9 March, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Barcelona edged out Rayo 3-2 in Vallecas back in November but needed two late goals from Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez to secure the three points. The Blaugrana have won each of the last 12 clashes between the two.
|Barcelona to win both halves||19/17||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||21/10||Offer|
|Raul de Tomas anytime scorer||10/3||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have recovered form after winning just three La Liga games in nine attempts by winning 11 of their last 13, with a win at Real Madrid last time out.
They have kept 10 clean sheets in their last 14 matches as they have reinforced their chances of winning a fourth La Liga title in five seasons and are now seven points clear at the top of La Liga.
One to watch for Barcelona: Lionel Messi is now up to 33 goals for the campaign as he continues his devastating goalscoring form. He is back to full fitness following a thigh injury and is at 21/50 to score here.
One to watch for Rayo Vallecano: Raul de Tomas, on loan from Real Madrid, has already netted 10 goals this season in La Liga including six in his last 10 appearances. He is at 10/3 to score at any point here.
Long shot: Barcelona have ten clean sheets from their last 14 while Rayo have scored just once in their past three games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 35/1.