Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: Predictions, odds & betting tips

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The visitors have one of the worst attacking records in La Liga and there should be plenty of interest in backing the Catalans to keep a clean sheet

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Barcelona take on Rayo Vallecano on Sunday in La Liga with Xavi Hernandez's men looking for three more points to cement their top-four place.

The Blaugrana's title challenge is all but mathematically over although they must keep picking up wins to ensure Champions League football returns to Camp Nou next season.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano latest odds

The hosts are clear favourites to claim a success this weekend with bet365 pricing a Barca victory at 3/10 (1.30).

Rayo have only won two away matches all season and are offered at 9/1 (10.00) with the draw available at 9/2 (5.50).

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano first goalscorer

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in superb from since joining from Arsenal and the Gabonese striker is the shortest priced player to open the scoring at 11/4 (3.75).

Elsewhere in the market Ferran Torres and Luuk de Jong are both offered at 15/4 (4.75) while Memphis Depay can be backed at 3/1 (4.00).

The shortest priced Rayo Vallecano player to break the deadlock is Radamel Falcao at 10/1 (11.00) while top scorer Sergi Guardiola is priced at 11/1 (12.00).

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano preview

Rayo head to Camp Nou having ended their four-month winless streak on Thursday evening with a 1-0 success at Espanyol, a result which moved them seven points clear of the relegation zone with six games left to play.

Andoni Iraola's men will feel they are practically safe and will hope to rediscover some of their early-season form which saw them record a string of impressive results, not least a 1-0 home win over Barcelona in October.

Scoring goals has been Rayo's major downfall in 2022, and they are likely to have few chances to do so at Camp Nou.

Barcelona have kept clean sheets in three of their last four home league matches and backing them to do so against one of the worst attacking sides in the division should appeal.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano tips & predictions

Rayo have managed just 11 goals on the road this season, the second lowest total in the division. Barca can be backed at evens (2.00) to keep a clean sheet which should offer excellent value.

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Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+.

Best Bet

Barcelona to keep a clean sheet at evens (2.0) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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