Barcelona vs. Getafe Match Analysis and Prediction

After letting off a three-point lead to rivals Real Madrid in La Liga, Barcelona will be looking to redeem themselves as they welcome side Getafe at Camp Nou. The match schedules for 15th February with kickoff at 18:00 GMT.

The reigning La Liga championships recovered twice from a goal behind in their 3-2 win over Real Betis in a back t back match. Despite the hard-fought win, the Catalans were passed by Loos Blancos, who registered a fifth consecutive win in the league.

Following their surprise exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of Athletico Bilbao, the Catalans received a week’s rest before taking on in-form side Getafe who are currently third place in the La Liga.

The last week was full of controversies over comments by talisman Lionel Messi comments as a backlash against the director’s Abidal comments. The back and forth has bridged a gap between management and the player. However, things have to cool off with Coach Setien taking a back seat from the drama.

Coach Bordalas is currently enjoying this La Liga season with a number of motivating performances.  The side manages to register four wins in their last five league matches with 42 points. However, there is a tough challenge taking on the Catalans, especially given their long history.

Barcelona vs. Getafe Head to Head

Both sides have met in 30 matches, with Barcelona taking home 21 wins while Getafe contends with only three wins. Here is a look at their past encounters:

Getafe 0-2 Barcelona

Barcelona 2-0 Getafe

Getafe 1-2 Barcelona

Barcelona 0-0 Getafe

Getafe 1-2 Barcelona

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Getafe 0-2 Barcelona

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Barcelona Team News

Forward Luis Suarez is a miss for four months after going through knee surgery. The club was active during the January transfer window, however, could not land a replacement for the Argentinian.

Leading the list of suspensions is center back Clement Lenglet after picking up two bookable offenses in their win over Real Betis. He will be serving a one-match ban. This leaves room for Samuel Umtiti, who has fallen down the pecking down for the Lal Liga giants.

Getafe Team News

On the list of a yellow card suspension is right-back Damian Suarez with center back Eric Cabaco. On the verge of a suspension ahead of the clash is left-midfielder Marc Cucurella and center back Xavi Etxeita.

Prediction and Odds

Barcelona will be looking to bridge the three points gap with Los Blancos with a win over Getafe. Getafe will not be an easy win, especially with their third place in threat.

Barcelona win

Correct Score: 2-1

Goals Over 2.5

Messi to Score

 

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