Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona: Predictions, tips & betting odds
Barcelona travel to the Estadio de Vallecas on Wednesday evening to face Rayo Vallecano in La Liga with Ronald Koeman's men aiming to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the Clasico to Real Madrid on Sunday.
The Blaugrana come into the midweek round of fixtures six points behind leader Real Sociedad and are likely to be given a tough test by a Rayo side who have impressed on their return to the top flight.
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona latest odds
The hosts have the best home record in the division this season winning all four of their matches in front of their own fans and boasting a +10 goal difference.
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Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona first goalscorer
Sergio Aguero scored his first goal for the Catalans with practically the last kick of the game against Real Madrid on Sunday and the Argentine is offered at 4/1 (5.00) to net first in Vallecas.
Memphis Depay is available at the same odds with Ansu Fati priced at 11/2 (6.50).
Having not started the last two games Radamel Falcao is in line for a place in the starting XI and the Colombian can be backed at 13/2 (7.50) to break the deadlock.
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona preview
Rayo are the second top scorers in La Liga with only Real Madrid bettering their total of 17 strikes this season and Iraola's team are an attacking and exciting outfit.
With talented wingers, a creative midfield and a born goal scorer in Falcao, Rayo will surely cause Barca some problems.
The visitors remain without Ronald Araujo, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele all of whom would almost certainly have started the game if fit, while Frenkie De Jong is also out meaning Barca look vulnerable.
Barca have kept just three clean sheets in their 12 competitive fixtures this term while Rayo have been rampant in front of goal and this should be an open game with goals and chances at both ends.
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona tips and predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at evens (2.00) and looks like an unmissable bet in what should be an exciting encouter.
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.Both teams score and over 2.5 goals at evens (2.0) for a 2pt stake with bet365