Barcelona will look to bounce back from their El Clasico defeat with a win over Rayo Vallecano in La Liga this week.
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Barcelona were beaten by Real Madrid 2-1 in the El Clasico during the weekend and Ronald Koeman will demand a strong reaction from his players here. The Catalan giants are currently six points adrift of the league leaders and they will be expected to close the gap with a win here.
Rayo Vallecano are above Barcelona in the table and they will fancy their chances against a vulnerable Barcelona side.
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona team news
Martin Marquelanz is ruled out with an injury for the home side. Barcelona have an extended injury list ahead of this game. Pedri, Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Frenkie De Jong, Martin Braithwaite and Ousmane Dembele are all ruled out.
Rayo Vallecano possible starting lineup: Dimitrievski; Balliu, Saveljich, Catena, F. Garcia; Lopez, Comesana; Palazon, Trejo, A. Garcia; Nteka
Barcelona possible starting lineup: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Pique, Garcia, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Gavi; Dest, Aguero, Depay
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona form guide
Rayo Vallecano have lost two of their last three league games and they will need to improve if they want to secure a win here. The home side have been poor at the back and they have conceded seven goals in their last five outings.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have lost three of their last five matches across all competitions. The Spanish giants are in mediocre form and their injury issues will only worsen the situation for them.
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona betting odds
Here are the latest betting odds for Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona from bet365:
- Rayo Vallecano – 16/5
- Draw – 14/5
- Barcelona – 4/5
- Over 2.5 – 4/5
- Under – 22/19
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona prediction
Barcelona are the better team on paper but they have an injury crisis and they are lacking on form right now. Rayo Vallecano will look to grind out a result here.
Both teams will look to pick up a win and this should be an open game with a fair few chances for either side. Over 2.5 goals could be on the cards this week.
Prediction: Over 2.5 goals.
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