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Barcelona start the season as favourites to land the La Liga crown. They launch their title bid this coming Saturday at home in an opening day fixture with Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou.

Barcelona bid welcome to Rayo Vallecano, who ended last season as number 12 in the La Liga. The hosts can look back on a season which saw them end up as number two.

Barcelona want to start off their new campaign with a bang in front of their own crowd. Rayo Vallecano, however, will be very eager to make this a non-event for the loyal home supporters. We should be in for a treat on Saturday.

Barcelona are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They claimed a steady 12 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.2 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents nine goals, or an average of 0.9 goals a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to three clean sheets in this run.

Rayo Vallecano travel to their next La Liga match, averaging a lowly one goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a disappointing total of ten goals, while also conceding 16 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.6 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring three times.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction

Barcelona won three of their previous six matches at Camp Nou in the La Liga. They drew zero and suffered three defeats, scoring six goals to six against.

Barcelona would probably consider anything lower than at least a second place finish a disappointment. The hosts have one eye on a title challenge and know a good start is imperative.

Rayo Vallecano lost their previous three matches by 1-5 against Villarreal, 2-1 against Mallorca and 2-4 against Levante.Rayo Vallecano, meanwhile, won twice, while they've drawn two and lost two in their last six away in the La Liga.

Finishing somewhere in mid-table will probably be satisfactory for Rayo Vallecano, who aim to keep the relegation line at a distance in the La Liga.

Head-to-head encounters tend to bring out the best in both sides, when it comes to goals. We see no reason for this trend to end here, and we expect an entertaining match once again between Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Stats

  • Barcelona have not lost 10 of the last 11 matches
  • Barcelona have conceded in the last 7 home matches in a row
  • Barcelona have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
  • In 3 of the last 4 home matches Barcelona played, both teams scored
  • Barcelona have won 3 of the last 4 matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 matches Rayo Vallecano played, both teams scored
  • In the last 3 away matches in a row Rayo Vallecano played, both teams scored
  • Rayo Vallecano have scored in 10 of the last 12 matches
  • Rayo Vallecano have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Rayo Vallecano have not lost 7 of the last 9 away matches

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Team News

Barcelona could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Rayo Vallecano.

Ronald Araujo, Alex Balde, Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay are all absent from the Barcelona squad that faces Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano H2H

Barcelona enjoy a good 8-0-2 advantage against Rayo Vallecano, and the bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 1.20.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Results

Entertainment seems close to guaranteed when Barcelona welcome Rayo Vallecano as over 2.5 goals came out a winning bet seven times in ten matches. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.50 with the bookies this coming Saturday.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Betting Tips

It is early days yet for the new La Liga season and Barcelona as well as Rayo Vallecano have a couple of prospects who could end up dominate their offensive lines this season. We have listed some of their possible goalscorers in their upcoming match.

Barcelona claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing one and losing four. Rayo Vallecano won four of their last 10 away games, as they also drew three and lost three of these matches.In their previous 10 matches away from home, Rayo Vallecano claimed three wins to nil.

Over 2.5 goals came up seven times in the previous ten encounters between Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano, as Barcelona scored 3.4 goals on average per game and Rayo Vallecano averaging 0.9 goals. Both teams scored in five times of these matches.Barcelona witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 2.4 goals a game.Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.1 times in those matches.