Getafe vs Barcelona: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Getafe got off to a slow start of La Liga season and earned their first points only in mid-autumn. After a bad start team managed to step up and avoided relegation battle.
The Blues had an unsuccessful Spanish Cup campaign. After a victory over Mollerussa (5:1) hosts suffered a devastating defeat to Baleares (0:5). After 36 rounds of La Liga Quique Flores' men have eight victories and 14 draws, delivering 38 points and a 15th spot in the standings.
After a victory over Celta (2:0) capital club had three consecutive draws - against Betis (0:0), Rayo Vallecano (0:0) and Osasuna (1:1).
Silva, Mata and Cabaco will miss the upcoming match
Barcelona earned a spot in the Europa League, where team was considered a favourite. In the first round the Blaugrana easily beat Napoli and then eliminated Galatasaray from the tournament. In the quarter-final Catalan club underestimated Eintracht, so Frankfurt team earned a spot in the semi-final.
After a slow start Xavi's men gained speed in La Liga, after 36 rounds team has 21 victories and nine draws, delivering 72 points and a 2nd spot in the standings. In two latest rounds Catalan club recorded away victories over Betis (2:1) and Celta (3:1). Team has a great offensive record with 68 goals.
Roberto, Pique, Pedri, Nico, Dest, de Jong, Garcia and Alaba will miss the upcoming match.
Visitors won 4 of 5 latest head-to-head matches
This bet played in 2 of 4 latest matches of the hosts
In 2 of 4 latest head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
In 3 of 5 latest head-to-head matches no penalties were awarded
Getafe are almost safe of relegation, but they will try to satisfy their fans in the match against Barcelona. Catalan club is in a great form and is head above the capital team. Visitors should be able to prove their class in the upcoming game.
Our prediction - Barcelona to win the match
Getafe had a difficult season, players are exhausted and team has a lack of rotation options. Barca should be able to get the game under their control and to take a victory by the comfortable margin.
Our second bet is on Barcelona to win by two goals