The match of round 29 of La Liga between Getafe and Barcelona will be held on April 16 at the stadium “Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
The hosts will give battle to the championship leader, they are more motivated, after all, they are near the flyoff zone. But Javi Hernandez’s charges can afford to lose a number of points.
Kike Sanchez Flores’ team has 30 points and is actively fighting for survival. The gap from Valencia and Espanyol, who are in the relegation zone, is only three points. In the last five matches, the “city” has gained two home wins over Sevilla (2:0) and Girona (3:2), twice shared points away with Cadiz (2:2) and Athletic (0:0) and in the last round lost on the “Anoeta” Real Sociedad with a score (2:0). The results are very good for an outsider, but even they do not make you feel safe. The Asulones play much better at home than away. In their fourteen home games they have five wins, four draws and five losses with a total goal difference (16:16).
In the last round, Barcelona failed to score in a home match against Girona (0-0), but it did not affect the position of Xavi’s team in the standings. The gap from Real Madrid is 12 points, so the Catalans can not really bother the rest of the season. Moreover, in the last matchday Real Madrid suffered a defeat from Villarreal. Before losing points to Girona, Barcelona had four straight wins in the championship, including the El Clasico. The Catalans look very good away, as in fourteen games they have twelve wins and two losses with a goal difference (26:7). They are the best in terms of away games.
Barcelona have won nine of their last ten away matches, losing only one of them to Almeria (1-0). Also, Xavi’s charges are not burdened with additional tournaments, as they have already been eliminated from the Europa League and the Copa del Rey. In addition, I think the “Catalans” will be determined to make up for the setback in the last round. Therefore, despite the fact that in the last two home games Getafe managed to take points from Barcelona, I think that the chances of a positive result for Flores’s wards are small. Most likely, the guests here will win on class, and the match total will not exceed 4.5 goals. Getafe is scoring little – 27 goals, and Barcelona has the best defense in La Liga (9 goals).