In the opening weekend of the new La Liga campaign, Barcelona will take on Rayo Vallecano at home to kick-off another season full of football action. Both teams had an exciting summer signing and fruitful pre-season games that they are now ready to bring in the competitive games. Catch the new edition of Champions League fixtures, updates and live football match here!
Barcelona vs. Rayo Vallecano
Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona
August 14, 2022, Sunday 10:00 PM (GMT+8)
Barcelona will head to this match from a successful pre-season friendly, winning 5 and drawing 2 of their last 7 games since ending last season with a loss against Villarreal 0-2. It is also their only loss in the last 10 games they played across all competitions, winning 6 and drawing 3. They finished behind Real Madrid last season, winning 21 of 38 games.
Meanwhile, Rayo Vallecano have won only 2 of their 7 pre-season games, drawing 2 and losing to 1. They ended last season with 3 defeats in a row and finishing 10th in the league table. They also failed to advance in the final of last season’s Copa del Ray, falling to eventual winners Real Betis in the semi-final on aggregate. They aim to improve their standing as they face a tough assignment in the opening.
In the last two seasons, these sides have met only three times, with Barcelona winning only 1 game, while Rayo Vallecano winning the other 2. The last time they met was also in the league where Rayo beat Barcelona 0-1 at home. Still at home for this match, Barcelona have 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 home games across all competitions. Rayo have won only 2 of their last 5 away game losing to 1.
Barcelona 2 – 0 Rayo Vallecano
Barcelona will win.
Barcelona 1.20 – Draw 6.70 – Rayo Vallecano 12.00
FT.HDP – Barcelona 2.0
(Odds might change without prior notice)
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