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La Liga: Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the La Liga round 37 match between Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.

Barcelona are out to consolidate their place inside the top four of the La Liga table, when stepping up against Rayo Vallecano for a match on Sunday. Rayo Vallecano no doubt have a surprise in mind, but a win for Barcelona nevertheless seems the likely outcome.

Barcelona approach the next La Liga round as number 2 in the table, having claimed 79 points this season so far. With 36 games behind them, Rayo Vallecano amassed 38 points, placing them as number 15 before their next fixture.


Form: Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano

Barcelona Form

Barcelona look back on their last three matches with six points to show for their efforts. Against Girona, they were left empty-handed in a 4-2 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Real Sociedad in a 2-0 win. They followed that up with a 0-2 win against Almeria in their most recent outing. Barcelona won five of their last six La Liga matches at the a neutral venue, scoring 15 and conceding five along they way. They also drew once as they remained without defeat.

Rayo Vallecano Form

Rayo Vallecano collected four points in their past three outings, in which they were defeated 0-1 against Almeria. They followed up, drawing 0-0 with Valencia, before winning 2-1 against Granada. Rayo Vallecano didn’t manage a single away win in their last six La Liga matches, but managed two draws, while suffering four defeats. They conceded nine and scored one goals themselves.

Betting facts for Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano played across all tournaments.

  • Barcelona have scored in 48 of the last 50 matches
  • Barcelona have scored in 42 of the last 44 matches in the La Liga
  • Barcelona have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches in the La Liga
  • In 4 of the last 5 Barcelona matches the sum of goals was over 4.5
  • Barcelona have won 6 of the last 8 matches in the La Liga
  • In the last 21 Rayo Vallecano matches in the La Liga, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 17 Rayo Vallecano matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Rayo Vallecano have not lost 6 of the last 8 matches
  • Rayo Vallecano have not lost 6 of the last 8 matches in the La Liga
  • Rayo Vallecano have not won 5 of the last 7 matches

Players in form: Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano

It has been a great season for Robert Lewandowski so far as he currently has 17 goals on his account during this season. He also hit the net four times in his last six games, leaving Barcelona hoping he delivers against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday as well. Siding with him to score in the upcoming game seems like a reasonable choice.

Betting markets: Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano

Full-time result

In their last 10 matches at a neutral venue across all tournaments Barcelona won seven times, drew one and lost two times. Rayo Vallecano claimed one wins, three draw and six defeats in their last 10 games away. Barcelona did not lose any of their last 7 matches on home soil. Rayo Vallecano have not lost to Barcelona in 5 consecutive meetings.

Both teams to score

Barcelona scored the first goal of the game an impressive ten times out of the last ten games. Curiously, Rayo Vallecano only scored the opening goal of the match in one of the last ten away games. Rayo Vallecano have failed to score in 5 consecutive away games. Rayo Vallecano managed the first goal of the game in only three of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Barcelona were first on target in ten of their last 10 outings.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Barcelona’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 2.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Rayo Vallecano’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.7 goals in these matches. Barcelona scored at least one goal in their last 9 matches. Rayo Vallecano did not score a single goal in 5 consecutive games.

Betting prediction: Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano

To summarize, the upcoming La Liga clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.

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