Match Today: Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano 13-08-2022 La Liga
The Spanish giant Barcelona will open its campaign in the Spanish League with a home match against Rayo Vallecano, the Catalan team coming from a strong run in the pre-season and after investing well in the transfer period. Barcelona ended their pre-season engagements with a 6-0 win over Pumas UNAM, which was the fourth of their last five games in which he scored two or more goals. Not only were they good in attack, they did their job in defense too, with four clean sheets in the last five games and conceding only two goals. Robert Lewandowski has added to the rich attacking line who already owns Rafinha and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and this is a match that Barcelona should play well. In each of their last five matches, Barcelona went into the first half.
Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano
On the other hand, Rayo Vallecano is also coming from an unbeaten streak of pre-season, winning twice and drawing in three of the last five. And they ended with two draws - against Manchester United and Real Valladolid. Apart from a goalless draw with Valladolid, Rayo managed to score in each of the previous four matches. Three times in the last five games, they scored two goals, but only got two clean sheets in the five games. Last season, Rayo beat Barcelona at home and away, with every match ending 1-0 and they will be looking forward to the same when they travel to the Nou Camp again. They will also be looking to climb out of a five-game winning streak in La Liga. In each of his last three league matches, Rayo conceded two goals and lost them all. Rayo Vallecano beat Barcelona in both league matches last season and they will hope to extend the streak. However, this time they meet a powerful Barcelona, and it will take a lot to claim victory here. Barcelona were in good shape in pre-season and would be a candidate to extend that here. Their dominant performances saw them score at least two goals in most of their matches and also advance in the first half. We will still support them to lead when they break here.
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona
What is new is that new deals have arrived, but it is doubtful whether the club will succeed in registering them in time for their first official participation on Saturday evening. Jules Conde, Andreas Christensen, Frank Casey, Ravenha and Robert Lewandowski have all joined Barcelona in the ongoing transfer window, with the former Leeds winger already shining in pre-season. The club is confident that it will be able to register them as soon as they receive a financial payment by activating the so-called economic leverages. Meanwhile, Andreas Christensen and Ferran Torres suspect injuries. As for Rayo, Diego Lopez, Esteban Savelgic, Mario Hernandez, Santi Comissana and Andres Martin, they are all questionable due to injuries ahead of the Barcelona match.