Getafe vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez (Getafe).
Reigning champions Barcelona look to have found the wanted shape in December. They clinched four impressive consecutive clean sheet wins to go three points clear off the likes of Atletico Madrid and five off Sevilla at the top of the Primera Division ladder. The Catalans will be looking to maintain the winning thread on Sunday evening when they travel to Coliseum Afonso Perez to tackle Getafe in their maiden fixture of the year.
The visitors might encounter problems breaking the stubborn defensive line of Azulones’ here. Getafe conceded only four goals on eight home matches this season. They well confounded pre-season expectations as they sit sky-high 7th in the La Liga standings halfway through the campaign. Jose Bordalas’ men are unbeaten in last six matches in all competitions. They won three and drew two of past five.
Getafe vs Barcelona: Head-to-head
Getafe held Barcelona to a goalless draw when two teams met each other in February last year at Camp Nou.
Barca were previously on a run of four straight victories against Azulones.
Getafe scored just once in last six H2H meetings with Blaugrana.
Getafe vs Barcelona: Prediction
Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were on target in the latest of Barca’s wins. The Catalans easily dispatched Celta Vigo 2-0 at Camp Nou, six days after bagging five goals past Levante away from home. Ernesto Valverde can be thrilled with obvious improvements in his team’s defensive displays. Knowing that Getafe failed to find the back of the net in five of past six H2H encounters with Barcelona, the visitors are worth backing to keep their fifth consecutive clean sheet in the league here.
Since Getafe only allowed four goals in eight home matches this term, the perfect alternative option would be Barcelona to win & Under 3.5 goals FT at the odds of 2.40.
Getafe vs Barcelona: Bet Tips
Barcelona to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5)
Barcelona to win & Under 3.5 goals FT @ 2.40 7/5).