Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Prediction:Koeman’s men are one of the best teams in the world, and this season they are on a revenge tour. They have been impressing very well lately, and have been scoring goals at a consistent rate as well. Currently, they are on a 12-match unbeaten run, and had won nine of these fixtures. They are also on a seven-match winning run on the road. On top of that, they have a 13-game winning run in h2h meetings, and most importantly, Andoni Iraola’s men are from the second division. As such, expect Barcelona to deliver a winning performance this Wednesday, and to score in plenty as well.
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Preview:The Catalans are back to their winning ways, and players are slowly finding chemistry under the new coach. Moreover, talisman Lionel Messi will be returning to active duty after his two-match suspension, and will be adamant to get back at his critics and haters. Going on, for the first time in five years, Ronald Koeman’s men are on a five-match winning run on the road in La Liga, and have won their last seven away fixtures on the trot in all competitions. This Wednesday, they are pitted against a team from the lower division, and this practically establishes the Catalans as the firm favorites. Moreover, Koeman’s men also have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years as well. Meanwhile, the Red Sashes are on an impressive stretch of results, but mainly in the Segunda Division though. By the looks of things, expect Barcelona to post a convincing win this Wednesday at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas.
Team News:A struggling Elche side were also the most recent victims of Barcelona, who are slowly closing in on the two capital sides in the race for La Liga glory. Koeman’s side enjoyed their second 2-0 victory in a matter of days as Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig both struck against Elche, with that result seeing Barcelona remain in third in the standings – 10 points behind current leaders Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand. La Blaugrana will need nothing short of a miracle to dethrone Diego Simeone’s men now, but they have undeniably improved in the past couple of months and now boast nine wins from their last 12 in all competitions – including six from their last seven. However, Barcelona did not have it all their way against Cornella in last week’s Copa del Rey encounter, as the third-tier side forced extra time against a much-changed Blaugrana outfit, but late goals from Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite eventually saw the Catalan giants advance to the fourth round. Furthermore, Barcelona have never failed to advance past the round of 16 in the Copa del Rey since the 2009-10 campaign, and Gramenet were the last team from a lower division to knock Barca out back in 2004.
Series: Copa Del Rey 2020-21 Match: Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 Venue: Campo de Futbol de Vallecas Time: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET / 01:00 PST
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Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona HEAD to HEAD:
- The Catalans are on a 13-game winning run.
- They have scored a total of 56 goals from these 13 match-ups.
- It’s been 19 years since they have last lost against this opponent.
- The visitors have won every single encounter at this stadium since 2012.