A top of the table clash is on the schedule in La Liga as second-place Barcelona welcome third place Getafe in big-time Saturday afternoon clash. Barca need to win to keep Real Madrid in their sights and Getafe need some points to keep their Champions League competitors at arm’s length.
Barcelona enter this weekend in second place just three points behind league leader Real Madrid. Barca have a seven-point cushion on third place Getafe and a ten-point cushion over the first Europa League spot. Barcelona is also preparing for a favorable Round of 16 Champions League match-up with Napoli in a few weeks.
Getafe enter this weekend is a surprise third position and look like they can beat any team in the league at the moment. The Deep Blues enter play 10 points off leaders Real Madrid and hold a three-point lead over fifth-place Sevilla. Getafe are going to be in a fierce battle the rest of the season as they look to make it back to the Champions League for the first time in club history. Getafe are also preparing for an interesting Round of 32 Europa League clash with Ajax.
Barcelona vs Getafe Pick & Odds via ATS Sportsbook
Barcelona (-280) vs Getafe (+750) Draw (+400)
Barcelona fought back from a one goal deficit twice and came away with a 3-2 road win over Real Betis. A 72nd-minute goal from Clement Lenglet secured the win for Barca as both teams ended the game with just 10 men. It was a very entertaining game and a very important three road points for Barcelona. Barca bounced back nicely from a disappointing Copa del Rey loss midweek last week. Barcelona are the best home club in Spain having won 31 points from a possible 33.
Getafe continued their fire form with a big 3-0 win over Valencia last weekend. It was the tight first half, but Getafe came out blazing in the second half, and were assisted by a very poor Valencia, to come away with an important three points. Getafe have now won four straight games, without conceding a goal, and can find themselves as fringe title contenders if they upset Barcelona in this one. The Azulones are a top-three road club in La Liga having won 18 points from a possible 33 points.
Barcelona vs Getafe Series History: Barcelona has won the last 16 meetings between these two clubs and have not lost since November 2011 when Getafe came away with a 1-0 home win. Barca has won every home meeting between these two since at least 2005.
Barcelona vs Getafe Game Prediction: I would love to pick Getafe to get some points in this one, but I just can’t, so I am backing Barcelona -280 in this one.