La Liga Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Barcelona

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Updated: October 2, 2014

Match Date: 04 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Vallecas

 

Can Rayo Vallecano survive Barcelona? This is one of the toughest questions that linger within the squad’s camp as they prepare to face the perpetual favorite of sports betting sites, Barcelona.

 

Just recently, the Franjirojos secured their 2nd consecutive victory, which propelled them to the 9th spot of the La Liga table, but is it enough to give them the upper-hand?

 

The contenders

Rayo Vallecano

After surviving a difficult match in a difficult stadium, it looks like Paco Jemez and his men will have to endure another beating at home.

 

Pitted against Barcelona, the squad is at risk of losing face in front of its supporters. Considering the difference in depth and form between Rayo Vallecano and Barca, a draw is the best possible result that the Los Franjirojos can secure.

 

Barcelona

Despite maintaining an undefeated streak and even snatching a 6-0 win against Granada, Barcelona’s confidence level is partially affected by its Champions League loss to Paris Saint Germain.

 

The Parisiens clinched a narrow win that ended in a 3-2 victory and literally putting Neymar and Lionel Messi’s goals into total waste. Barca had its share of shortcomings, but the recent defeat in the international arena, was rather unexpected.

 

Possible head turners

Lionel Messi continues to be the apple of one’s eye. The unstoppable Argentinian has been showing a magnificent display of versatility. From delivering goals to creating scoring opportunities, Messi readily shows why he is the best footballer on earth.

 

Prediction

Rayo Vallecano 1-5 Barcelona

 

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