Barcelona will aim to secure another victory this time against Rayo Vallecano following their 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in their last time out.
Rayo Vallecano will also nurture the same ambition as they will be on course to record a back to back win after the 1-0 win against Espanyol on Thursday night.
Barcelona will once again miss the services of Pedri, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti for the match against Rayo Vallecano, while Dani Alves and Ronald Araujo would be doubtful for the clash.
Martin Merquelanz and Esteban Saveljich will remain on the sideline due to knee and hamstring injuries respectively.
HEAD TO HEAD
Barcelona has been dominant in the last five meetings but in the last clash Rayo Vallecano claimed a 1-0 win over the La Liga giants which is the only win the Andoni Irola’s men claimed against the Camp Nou outfit in their last five meetings, Barcelona won the remaining four matches.
The Camp Nou outfit is currently second on the La Liga table with 15 points behind the leaders Real Madrid but on the same points as third place Sevilla with a game in hand.
Barcelona started the season slowly but the appointment of Xavi Hernandez has awakened the spirit of the players.
Though they are out of the Champions League and the Europa League but a strong finish.
Rayo Vallecano has been able to ease their relegation fear with the 1-0 win over Espanyol in their last match, the win put the team in the 14th position on the La Liga table and seven points clear of the relegation zone with just six games left to play this season in La Liga.
Ter Stegen; Dest, E Garcia, Lenglet, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, F de Jong; Dembele, Aubameyang, Ferran
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Barcelona 2-1 Rayo Vallecano
Barcelona is expected is come out of this clash with a win but it might be as easy as it is on paper.
Our experts at moniebet.com are routing for a Barcelona win.