The battle for the title is resumed after misstep of Real Madrid last weekend and yesterday again. Barcelona is now just 2 points from the Royal Club and at the end of this month will take the "white ballet" at his stadium. Barca needs a mandatory victory now.
Barcelona secured his final for the Cup of Spain after a victory over Villarreal with 3:1 as guest in the week. Unfortunately, Sergio Busquets has been injured in this meeting. Spanish international will recover quickly, but will miss the match against Rayo Vallecano. Instead, in the middle of the pitch will see Javier Mascherano and his place in the middle of defense will take Jeremy Mathieu. Because of accumulated yellow cards, penalty received the Brazilian star Neymar. Pedro will replace him in the starting line-up and will operate on the left flank of the attack of Barca. Luis Suarez will take a position in the center of Barcelona`s attack and will seek a fourth goal for his team. Thomas Vermaelen got a new injury and will not be available to the coach Luis Enrique.
Rayo Vallecano took a nice win last weekend over Levante with 4:2. Four goals for Rayo Vallecano in this match and all scored by Alberto Bueno, as all fell within 15 minutes in the first half. Now the coach Paco Jemez once again will rely on the Spaniard to score hits. He will partner with Leo Baptistao up front. The composition of Rayo is with two penalized players for the game against Barca - Ze Castro and Raul Baena. Titular guardian Tono is injured and this means that Cristian Alvarez will get a new chance to shine on the frame. Jorge Morcillo will return in the defensive four and also in midfield, as defensive midfielders will see Mohammed Fatau and Roberto Trashorras.
The hosts will be looking for a convincing victory in the battle for the title, while guests will try to consolidate the good impressions left in the last round of Primera. Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano play offensive football, which is a guarantee for goals in the early afternoon at "Camp Nou".
Recommended bet: Over 4.0 goals @ 1.575 at bet365