Barcelona will be looking to keep tabs on the teams at the top of La Liga on Thursday evening, as they hope to bounce back from the defeat that they suffered against Real Madrid in their last league fixture.
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Barcelona’s recent league defeat against Real Madrid has given them a small mountain to climb to win the league title this season. They still have a game in hand over both sides above them, which could reduce the lead that Atletico has to two points, which means it is important that they win every fixture that they need to play between now and the end of the season. They will kick off after both of their title rivals this weekend, and could also start the game against Getafe as low as fourth depending on Sevilla’s result on Wednesday. However, confidence will still be high at the club that they could end the campaign regaining their league title, and that confidence would have been boosted after winning the Copa del Rey last time out. The 4-0 success against Athletic Bilbao delivered a first trophy under the Ronald Koeman regime, with Lionel Messi undoubtedly being the star of the show. The Argentine scored twice, while Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong also were on the scoresheet.
Getafe’s battle for European football last season was one of the stories of the campaign. However, there is a much different challenge for them this term, as they are looking to stay in the division. They are just four points clear of the drop zone, and have won just seven games in 31 this term. They haven’t won in their last six, but they have been beaten on just two occasions during this run of form. Getafe picked up a fourth draw in six last weekend, as claimed a third 0-0 draw in five fixtures. They would have taken confidence from that 0-0 draw against Real Madrid, as they allowed just two shots on target from the reigning champions.
Barcelona vs Getafe Head To Head
Getafe managed to record a win against Barcelona in the meeting between the sides earlier in the season. However, that victory was their first three points against Barcelona in 15 fixtures. Barcelona have won four of the previous five.
Barcelona vs Getafe Prediction
Getafe have been strong defensively against the better sides in the division over recent weeks, as they have picked up 0-0 draws against Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. However, we still expect Barcelona to get the win against the strugglers at the Nou Camp.
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