Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Preview: Barcelona, The Return Of The King

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Updated: February 12, 2014
Barcelona- Messi

Barcelona is back to being a sports betting favorite after a thrashing Sevilla. The club meets the minnow, Rayo Vallecano in an attempt to score crucial points, extend their lead and secure a tight grip in this season’s title race. 

 

Match Date: 15 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Estadio Camp Nou

 

Team Form

Barcelona

Barcelona is back on top after an impressive demolition job against Sevilla. The club clinched a dominating 1-4 victory. It also saw Lionel Messi return to his perfect form.

 

Both Barça and Messi have been at the center of attention lately. After an unusual drop of attendance in one of its matches, following the slip to the 2nd spot, Barcelona’s waning popularity has been readily questioned. The club’s talisman, Messi, also shares a similar experience. He has been criticized for his scoring prowess seemed to dwindle.

 

Nevertheless, the match against Sevilla proved all their critics wrong. Barça is back on top and it was Messi’s two (2) consecutive goals, which made the victory a lot easier.

 

Pitted against the minnow, Rayo Vallecano, Barça eyes for another win and pull off a big lead against its closest rivals, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.

 

Rayo Vallecano

Like Barça, the Vallecanos also did an impressive demolition job against Malaga. Raúl Martín Presa and his men destroyed their opponents via scoring four (4) goals and limiting Malaga to a single point.

 

With a renewed confidence, the previous encounter’s man of the match, Iago Falque hopes that their impressive performance shall continue when they visit Bernabeu.
Rayo Vallecano is just a notch higher than the bottom, Real Betis. Despite the massive win, the club remained at the relegation zone.

 

Prediction: Barcelona

Barcelona is back with a vengeance. The giant is already awakened and currently, going against them and even win over them, prove to be a difficult feat.
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