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Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Visitors Want to Extend Non-Losing Streak

Last weekend, Barcelona returned to the winning column, and it’s a matter of time before it wins the La Liga title. However, the visit to Madrid to face Rayo Vallecano won’t be easy. Rayo must win to keep its top-six hopes alive. However, it already made Barcelona suffer at Camp Nou.

As expected, the visitors come in as the La Liga betting favorites but keep in mind that Rayo has been considerably better when playing at home.

Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
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Rayo Vallecano: Feisty Underdog

Last weekend, Rayo Vallecano suffered a heartbreaking loss against Real Sociedad. Isaac Palazon scored the opener for Rayo, but Alexander Sorloth scored the equalizer two minutes later. Real Sociedad won 2-1 thanks to an own goal scored by Florian Lejeune with only nine minutes left on the clock.

Rayo lost possession with 39% but finished taking one more shot on goal than Real Sociedad.

Rayo Vallecano has an offensive mindset, which was crucial for to defeat Real Madrid 3-2 at home.

Rayo’s roster doesn’t include any superstars, but that doesn’t mean it has no good players. Isi Palazon is the perfect example. He’s the team’s top scorer with eight goals. That’s more than Raphinha and Pedri from Barcelona, who are considered superstars.

The club has been a bit more consistent when playing at home. Six of its 10 victories were at Estadio de Vallecas. Rayo has nothing to lose and much to win in this game and offer a +395 price in the la liga odds to win straight up.

Barcelona: Back in Winning Column

Last Sunday, Barcelona returned to the winning column after drawing its two previous games. The club defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 thanks to Ferran Torres, who scored right before halftime. The defense also deserves a lot of credit since Atletico finished with 13 shots in total.

We’re talking about the second top-scoring team in the league with 54 goals. Robert Lewandowski has leads the league in scoring with 17 goals. He’s followed by Raphinha and Pedri with six, so yes, he’s the main reason for to consider including the visitors in your la liga picks.

No other team has conceded fewer goals than Barcelona. Believe it or not, Los Azulgranas have allowed nine goals in 30 games. That’s crazy! No wonder they’re offering a -140 price to win straight up.

Winning the La Liga title is all Barcelona has left, and it wants to seal the deal as soon as possible. Plus, it has won 12 games on the road, scoring in eight of the last 10.

Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Head-to-Head

The soccer lines were also on Barcelona’s side for the first meeting between the two, but it finished with a goalless draw. Although there were no goals, there was plenty of action, especially for the referee, who showed nine yellow cards and one red.

That was the first goalless draw between these two since the 1979-80 season. In fact, both scored in five of their last 10 encounters. The total for Wednesday’s clash is set at 2½ goals, with the over offering a +110 price in the sportsbook.

Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Match Information

  • Match: Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona
  • Date/Time:Wednesday, April 26 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Estadio de Vallecas, Madrid
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Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Betting Lines

Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Picks and Predictions

We’re talking about two very good teams when it comes to attacking. Rayo Vallecano must win to keep top-six hopes alive, while Barcelona must win to remain at least 11 points ahead of Real Madrid.

Lewandowski didn’t score in Barcelona’s last three games, which is kind of rare. He’ll put an end to the drought and lead Los Azulgranas to victory, but not so fast, because my betting online recommendation is to wager on the over. Lower risk, bigger reward.

Barcelona are listed at -140 in our La liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Barcelona, you have a chance to win $71. The Rayo Vallecano are +395, offering a chance to win $395 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Barcelona a 58.33% chance to win, with Rayo Vallecano at 20.20%

Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Match Detail

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