Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona: Predicted Starting Line-ups – Arda Turan set to start 9th game

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 06: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammate Arda Turan of FC Barcelona after scoring the opening goal during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona will be hoping to break the 26 year unbeaten record set by Real Madrid when they take on Rayo Vallecano at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas tonight.

Barca have gone an incredible 34 games unbeaten and will overtake the record and make history if they avoid defeat.

Luis Enrique will be without Dani Alves who is suspended, Rafinha Alcantara is injured while both Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets missed training this week.

Arda Turan has been included in the 18-man squad that made the trip and could start his third consecutive league game considering the way he was praised by Enrique mid-week.

Barca have won all 12 games in which Turan has featured this season but he will face competition from Rakitic for a starting role tonight.

Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona

Stadium: Campo de Futbol de Vallecas

Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT

Barcelona (4-3-3): Bravo; Vidal, Pique, Mascherano, Mathieu; Busquets, Arda, Iniesta; Messi, Munir, Neymar

Manager: Luis Enrique

Rayo (4-2-3-1): Carlos; Tito, Ze Castro, Llorente, Martinez; Baena, Iturra; Bebe, Jozabed, Piti; Guerra

Manager: Paco Jemez

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