Getafe vs Barcelona by Jimeno
Getafe managed to surprise many in previous round as the side walked away with a three pointer against Leganes on last Friday evening following a 2:1 victory. They took the lead first, in 39th minute via Arambari, while the hosts attacked to level up the result and managed to do so in 65th minute via Guerrero, even missing a penalty few minutes later.
A bit against the flow of the match, Guerrero managed to bring the guests into the lead and the scoreline didn't change since then. It must be said that the players of Leganes did deserve more in this match, having much more of the ball possession but also chances created overall. Getafe is now in the middle of the table with four points earned sof ar, which is just two less than European placed Eibar, but they know that can't hope for much when welcoming in-form Barcelona.
Forward Dani Pacheco is injured since the start of the season, while they have defender Nicolas Gorosito marked as doubtful for this one.
Barcelona, on the other side, have started the LaLiga campaign in the best possible way, since the side won firstly against Betis and Alaves, then managed to get an easy three pointer in front of own fans against Espanyol last Saturday evening with a 5:0 result. Messi had a great evening and scored a hat-trick, while Pique and Suarez netted one each in last five minutes of the match.
Their victory was never in doubt and was fully satisfied against unimpressive opponent that stood very defensive overall, while the players of Barcelona now share the first position together with Sociedad with a maximum nine points. During the midweek, the side won convincingly over Juventus in Champions League and opened that competition in the best possible manner as well.
Full back Rafinha is doubtful with a knee injury and probably will not be risked here, while midfielder Arda Turan remains injured, both without performing so far in the season.
- Barcelona have won their last 10 matches.
Two goals margin victory might be probable for Barcelona, but I don't see the game itself being more difficult for them. The side looked more than decent for them and in case the visitors have a positive day, they will be having quite an easy game here and their victory shouldn't be questionable here.