Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano La Liga Betting Tips and Preview

Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano, La Liga

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 Williamhill
Over 4.5 goals 21/10 Offer Betvictor
Raul de Tomas anytime scorer 10/3 Offer 888sport

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.

Unsurprisingly, the hosts are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 1/6 with a Rayo victory priced at 16/1 and the draw available at 13/2.

These fixtures tend to produce a lot of goals with 60 going in across the most recent 12 meetings, so over 4.5 goals at 21/10 appears to be a solid bet with over 5.5 at 9/2.

A ‘double chance’ on Rayo to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 4/1 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/66.

If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 8/13 while Barca to win both halves is at 19/17.

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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.

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