Lionel Messi has been in incredible form since the turn of the year and if his previous track record against Rayo Vallecano is anything to go by, the Argentina international should add to his goal tally in today’s clash.
The modest La Liga outfit travel to Camp Nou later today, with the Catalan hosts looking to take advantage of Real Madrid’s defeat to Athletic Bilbao yesterday.
Messi has faced Rayo on seven occasions in the past, scoring an incredible ten goals in the process.
The South American forward has only failed to score against Rayo on one occasion and has netted a brace against them four times.
Barcelona have been completely dominant against Rayo in the games that the four-time Ballon d’Or winner has featured in, winning all seven.
In these seven clashes, the Camp Nou side have scored 31 goals and only conceded once.
The travelling support will be concerned that another hefty defeat could be on the cards today, with Messi the chief protagonist for the hosts.