Barcelona vs Getafe Predictions and Betting Tips
The Blaugrana welcome Getafe to the Camp Nou as they look to keep up with the sides at the summit of the standings. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
In the reverse match, Getafe picked up their first victory in this fixture since the 2011/2012 campaign. In a run that has spanned across 17 games, Mata’s 56th minute penalty made sure they ended this streak as they celebrated a famous win.
Highly-anticipated encounter on the cards
Barcelona copped their first trophy in two seasons, beating Athletic Bilbao 4-0 last Saturday as they lifted the Copa Del Rey. With the league title still in play, the domestic double is certainly still on the cards for Messi and Co. following a rocky start to the season.
Getafe, on the other hand, are on the verge of being sucked into a late relegation scrap. With the side just four points ahead of Valladolid who have a game in hand, they would need to start racking up maximum points as they head into this game failing to do so in their last six games. They managed to hold off Real Madrid in a 0-0 draw last weekend in a game where they would have picked up maximum points if not for an inspiring performance from Courtois. This would certainly be a confidence booster for the side as they head to the home of the Catalan giants.
Barcelona vs Getafe Team News
Barcelona still have Fati and Coutinho on their injury list and they have been recently joined by Braithwaite. The away side have Nyom suspended with Cucho Hernandez and Cabaco out injured.
Barcelona possible starting XI:
Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Araujo, Lenglet; Alba, Busquets, Pedri, De Jong, Dest; Griezmann, Messi
Getafe possible starting XI:
Soria; Suarez, Djene, Chakla, Olivera; Alena, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Olivera; Mata, Unal
Barcelona vs Getafe Prediction: 3-0
Barcelona head into this game brimming with confidence and they would not only be looking to get revenge for the defeat in the reverse game, but a win here would also see them move above Real Madrid and just two points behind Atletico Madrid. As such, we would side with the Catalans for a resounding victory on this one.