Barcelona vs Getafe prediction comes before the 24th La Liga round matchup. This game will be played on Saturday, February 15, at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. In this match preview, we bring you some betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Barcelona vs Getafe Betting Tips
Barcelona is trailing behind its arch-nemesis Real Madrid by 3 points in second place in La Liga. And just behind Barca is Getafe, a team that’s been in a terrific form lately. Although there is no way a win over Barcelona would get Getafe to the second position, they would still love to beat one of the world’s best teams.
In normal circumstances, beating Barcelona would be a mission impossible for Getafe. However, there are some big problems in Barcelona. This team hasn’t been very impressive this entire season, winning 15 matches out of possible 23 so far. The club board of directors decided to tackle the problem by sacking Valverde and appointing Quique Setien as the new manager. But, that didn’t prove as the right move, at least not straight away.
With Setien in charge, Barcelona has already lost two matches, one in the cup and one in the league. And the victories they made weren’t too impressive. Furthermore, the managerial change has also caused a beef between their best player Lionel Messi and the director of football Eric Abidal.
After Abidal gave an interview in which he said the players wanted the club to get rid of Valverde, Messi reacted via an Instagram post, calling out Barcelona’s management. The grudge has added to the rumors that Messi might be on his way out of Barcelona, considering that there’s a clause in his contract that he may leave the club this summer unless the contract is renewed.
Since the Messi vs Abidal clash went public, Barcelona has played one match. They beat Real Betis in Seville by 3:2, with Messi making three assists. That match also saw Lenglet getting a red card, which means that he’s not going to be able to play against Getafe.
Even with Lenglet in the squad, Barca’s defense looks leaky. This team has allowed 28 goals in 23 La Liga matches, which makes their defense the 6th-best in the league. Getafe is one of the teams that have allowed fewer goals than Barcelona.
On the bright side, Barcelona has been great in the attack. With 55 goals, this is the highest-scoring team in the league. Getafe, on the other hand, has scored 20 goals fewer. Still, they did score a lot of goals lately. In their previous 4 La Liga games, Getafe put away a total of 9 goals.
Our Barcelona vs Getafe Prediction: BTS
Barcelona vs Getafe Correct Score Prediction: 3:2 (Barcelona)
Barcelona Form and Latest News
Their form is not impressive, but they need to improve it ASAP. Real Madrid is getting away from them at the top of the table, so in order to catch up with Los Blancos, Barca need to improve their game. Therefore, beating Getafe is imperative for this team.
Getafe Form and Latest News
This team has been brilliant lately, which has brought them to 3rd place in La Liga. In the previous match they played, they destroyed Valencia by 3:0, which certainly gives them a lot of confidence ahead of the clash with Barca.
Barcelona vs Getafe Predicted Lineups
Barcelona predicted lineup: ter Stegen – Pique, Umtiti, Semedo, Alba – Busquets, Vidal, de Jong – Messi, Fati, Griezmann
Getafe predicted lineup: Soria – Dakonam, Etxeita, Suarez, Olivera Miramontes – Arambarri, Maksimovic – Mata, Molina
Other Barcelona vs Getafe betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.70