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Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

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Barcelona to win 3-1 against Rayo Vallecano- 10/1!


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FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano

August 13, 2022

8:00 pm BST

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Robert Lewandowski to score two or more goals- 7/4!

Match preview

After a summer of levers, selling off future earnings and new signings, attention can finally turn to action on the pitch for Barcelona.

Having sold 25% of future TV revenue and 10% of Barça Studios’ revenue, Joan Laporta is confident that their new signings will be registered in time to feature in this opening weekend fixture.

However, it’s not yet be confirmed if Andreas Christensen, Jules Koundé, Franck Kessié, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski can make their debuts here.

If all the off-field creative accounting does go to plan, Xavi will have one incredible squad on his hands.

The 42 year old, who only took over last November, vastly improved the Blaugranes’ form in the second half of the season, lifting them from ninth to second.

So, Barça will be expecting to compete for the title and the Champions League, certainly looking to make a winning start here.

Rayo Vallecano though beat them not once but twice last season, both times 1-0, at Vallecas in October and at Camp Nou as recently as April.

More broadly, los Franjirrojos’ return to the top-flight was eventful to say the least.

Andoni Iraola’s side sat fourth on New Years’ Day, but then failed to win any of their first 13 matches in 2022.

In fact, Rayo’s only two victories this calendar year, so far, have both come in Catalonia, beating Espanyol and Barça just three days apart.

Can los Vallecanos cause another massive upset, or will the new era for Barcelona begin with a victory?

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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