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Getafe make the trip to Estadio Camp Nou on Thursday for the La Liga meeting with hosts Barcelona.
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Barcelona will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-4 Copa del Rey victory versus Athletic Bilbao.
In that match, Barcelona had 77% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Barcelona, the goals were scored by Antoine Griezmann (60'), Frenkie de Jong (63') and Lionel Messi (68', 72'). On the other side, Athletic Bilbao had 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Fixtures with Barcelona have tended to be lively affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past half dozen games alone, a grand total of 22 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 17 of these coming from Barça. We will have to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Ahead of this clash, Barcelona are undefeated in their previous 12 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
In their previous game, Getafe drew 0-0 in the La Liga match with Real Madrid.
In that match, Getafe managed 41% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For their opponents, Real Madrid CF had 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The attacking players from Getafe have suffered from a lack of goals in their past 6 clashes, netting the disappointing return of only 2. In those fixtures, Azulones have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 4.
Going into this one, Getafe haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 11/02/2018 shows that Barcelona have won 4 of them and Getafe 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
In all, 11 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them from Barça and 3 for Azulones. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was La Liga match day 6 on 17/10/2020 when it finished Getafe 1-0 Barcelona.
On that occasion, Getafe managed 27% possession and 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Jaime Mata (56').
At the other end, Barcelona had 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was César Soto Grado.
Team News: Barcelona
Ousmane Dembélé (Unknown Injury), Neto (Sprained ankle), Martin Braithwaite (Ankle Injury), Philippe Coutinho (Rupture of Outer Meniscus) and Moussa Wagué (Patella rupture) will not be able to play for Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman.
Team News: Getafe
Getafe boss José Bordalás has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Erick Cabaco (Knee Injury) and Cucho (Metatarsal Fracture) will not be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that Barcelona will most probably have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Getafe won’t find it easy to find the back of the net although we do see them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a decent 3-1 margin for Barcelona at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Lionel Messi
Chairman: Joan Laporta
Manager: Ronald Koeman
Competitions: La Liga position 3, Copa del Rey (Final), Supercopa (Final)
🔑 Star Man: Lionel Messi
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Barcelona in the 2004 - 2005 season, the accomplished Forward has got 23 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 28 appearances.