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Barcelona set for second La Liga win of the seaso


On Saturday night, La Liga champions Barcelona visit Rayo Vallecano, as the visitors look for their second league win of the campaign.

Rayo Vallecano marked their return to La Liga with a goalless draw at Girona. The home side won promotion to the Spanish top-flight last season after four years in the Segunda. The draw against Girona means that Rayo have failed to win in four La Liga matches, having won just once in eight outings in the Spanish top-flight.

Their latest La Liga games have been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in nine of their last 11 league outings. Rayo’s home form in La Liga in their last stint was relatively strong, as they suffered just one defeat in 12 league games.

Once again, their games were low scoring with under 2.5 goals scored in their last ten La Liga games on home soil.

Champions Barcelona kicked off their title defence with a 3-0 victory over Alaves at the Nou Camp, with star player Lionel Messi scoring a brace. The win means that the Blaugrana have won three out of their last four league games.

Ernesto Valverde’s side suffered just one defeat in the league last season, which was in a remarkable 5-4 defeat at Levante with just three games remaining of the campaign. The loss is also the visitor’s only La Liga defeat in 46 matches.

The champions latest games in La Liga have been goal-filled, as nine of their last ten league games have produced over 2.5 goals.

Barcelona’s recent away record in La Liga has been mixed of late, but they have won just two of their last six outings on the road in the Spanish top-flight. The visitors have been prolific on their travels in La Liga though, scoring at least two goals in their last five away games.

Sportseconds predicts that Barcelona will record an away victory in a low scoring game to keep up their hundred per cent record in La Liga this season.