Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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The leaders of the Primera Division welcome relegation threatened opponents from Madrid to Catalonia this weekend in a game which should see goals

Barcelona host out-of-form Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou on Saturday as Ernesto Valvderde's men look to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table.

The side from the capital head to the north-east of the country following five successive defeats and that run does not look like improving this weekend.

Latest odds

Barca are offered at just 1/6 (1.16) with bet365 to record their ninth home league win of the season. Rayo's last victory came back on January 28 when they ended Alaves' unbeaten home record.

The visitors on Saturday are priced at 14/1 (15.00) with the draw offered at 7/1 (8.00).

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Team news

Barca have a midweek Champions League last 16 second leg tie with Lyon on Wednesday evening but Valverde is likely to field a full-strength side on Saturday with Thomas Vermaelen and Rafinha the only injured absentees, while Clement Lenglet is suspended.

Midfielder Gorka Elustondo is Rayo's only injury concern.

Preview

Rayo have, without doubt, deserved more from their run of five successive defeats, with Michel's men punished by some late goals.

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They very nearly beat Barcelona in Vallecas earlier this season but conceded twice in the last three minutes to lose by a 3-2 scoreline.

The Madrid outfit have scored in each of their last four away matches while also finding the back of the net in each of their last four meetings with Barca.

Rayo are unlikely to cause the Blaugrana as many problems as they did back in November but they will certainly feel they can score at the Camp Nou.

Tips and predictions

Both teams to score is priced at 19/20 (1.95) and this looks like an attractive option, with this bet paying out the last four time these sides have met. 

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365

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