Rayo Vallecano vs. FC Barcelona: Complete Preview and Team News

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IOctober 25, 2012

Rayo Vallecano vs. FC Barcelona: Complete Preview and Team News

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    Rayo Vallecano and FC Barcelona will face each other in the La Liga BBVA match for October 26, 2012. The venue will be at the Estadio de Vallecas in Madrid, Spain.

    The previous two encounters between the teams resulted in the following score.

    Rayo Vallecano 0-7 FC Barcelona  April 29, 2012

    FC Barcelona 4-0 Rayo Vallecano November 29, 2011

    What are the possibilities of Rayo Vallecano and FC Barcelona in their next encounter? An invitation is sent to readers of B/R to see the Rayo Vallecano vs FC Barcelona slideshow.

    The slideshow will demonstrate the forms and recent news involving both teams. The purpose is to arrive at a conclusion concerning the teams and a prediction.

    An invitation is sent to sit back, relax, and enjoy the slideshow.

Rayo Vallecano Team Form

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    Rayo Vallecano is currently in 12th place in the 2012-2013 La Liga BBVA tables with ten points. Rayo Vallecano has three wins, four defeats, and one draw within the current season.

    Rayo Vallecano defeated Granada, Real Betis, and Deportivo La Coruna. Rayo Vallecano lost to Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, RCD Espanyol, and Valladolid.

    The match between Rayo Vallecano and Sevilla FC resulted in a scoreless draw.

FC Barcelona Team Form

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    FC Barcelona is a powerhouse in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. La Blaugrana is in first place in the 2012-2013 La Liga tables with 22 points.

    Barca has seven victories, one draw, and no losses in the current schedule. The only draw was against Real Madrid with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two goals each.

    The club defeated Spartak Moscow, Benfica in the 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League.

Rayo Vallecano Team Recent News

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    According to the Rayo Vallecano webpage, the team is in third place for ball possession behind FC Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao. Unfortunately, this does not help the team after its latest defeat to RCD Espanyol.

    Paco Jemez (Rayo Vallecano manager) said that the team did not deserve the defeat against RCD Espanyol. Paco Jemez made his statements in a press conference published in the Rayo Vallecano webpage.

FC Barcelona Team Recent News

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    FC Barcelona celebrated its victory against Deportivo La Coruna thanks to three goals scored by Lionel Messi. The Barca victory was marred by an own goal by Jordi Alba and Victor Valdes' poor performance as a goalkeeper.

    Alba redeemed himself in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) match between Barca and Celtic. Alba did it with a last minute goal to help Barca barely win its UCL match.

Prediction

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    FC Barcelona has an advantage over Rayo Vallecano unless they underestimate the latter. It is hoped that La Blaugrana learned its lesson from the matches against Deportivo La Coruna and Celtic.

    My prediction is the following

    Rayo Vallecano 1-2 FC Barcelona

    My thanks to the B/R readers for the time spent in this slideshow. It is a pleasure and honor to prepare it for you.

    Best wishes until the next time.