Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
After recording a routine 2-0 win over Elche, Barcelona will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey last 16. Leo Messi has served a two-match ban, and he is likely to play some part in Wednesday’s clash. The likes of Coutinho, Fati, Pique, and Roberto are all out of contention with injuries. Los Vallecanos, on the other hand, defeated Elche in the previous round of the Spanish Cup, and they are eager to claim yet another major scalp.
However, away win should be considered as Leo Messi returns to contention. Rayo experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the Segunda Division defeat to Mallorca (1-3), which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Catalan giants. In their last meeting in a competitive match Barcelona defeated Rayo Vallecano 3-1.