Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Barcelona aim to head into the international break on a high in Sunday’s La Liga match against Getafe at Camp Nou.
Only a home win will do for Ronald Koeman’s side following a lackluster start to the season. A 1-1 draw at Athletic Club cost them valuable ground in the title race. That said, three points on Sunday will move them back level with current leaders Real Madrid in La Liga.
While the hosts are missing defensive players, Getafe aren’t the most notable goal threat. Michel has begun his second spell as manager by losing his first two La Liga games 1-0 to Valencia and Sevilla. The Spaniard has stuck with a defensive approach so far and may keep it that way at Camp Nou.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Barcelona have had no troubles in the goal department lately. In their last 10 La Liga fixtures, the Blaugrana hit the target 2.1 times on average per game, scoring 21 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 14 goals, an average of 1.4 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 2 of those matches.
Getafe don’t hold a reputation of being a high-scoring team. The Azulones have only found the back of the net 6 times in the last 10 La Liga fixtures, creating an average of just 0.6 goals per game. However, they were solid in defense, with 11 goals conceded, which is a highly respectable average of 1.1 per game. Strangely enough, they managed just 3 clean sheets in of these matches.
Stats and facts for Barcelona and Getafe.
Fun stats Barcelona
- Barcelona unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Barcelona scored in the last 34 of 36 matches;
- Barcelona conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Both teams scored in Barcelona’s last 9 of 11 matches.
Fun stats Getafe
- Getafe did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Getafe did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Getafe conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Getafe’s last 5 when playing away matches in the row.
Form Barcelona vs Getafe
Blaugrana hope to boost points tally.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Barcelona who have performed more or less according to expectations. Crossing over from the old into the new season, Ronald Koeman’s side experienced a 1-0 win against Eibar and went on to a 4-2 win against Real Sociedad before serving up a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao in their previous 3 matches.
Visitors slump to new low.
While tough to break down, Getafe will be eager to turn one of their many draws into a win. Crossing over from the old into the new season, Michel’s side experienced a 0-0 draw with Granada and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Valencia before serving up a 1-0 defeat against Sevilla in their previous 3 matches.
Barcelona v Getafe Fixture History
On 22 April 2021 these two clubs went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Barcelona ran away winners with a 5-2 scoreline.
Barcelona enter the match against Getafe with a 8-1-1 record in their previous 10 encounters in the La Liga. To put that otherwise, Barcelona claimed a 80% win ratio, with Getafe winning 10% of the last 10 encounters.
Barcelona will hope Memphis Depay can find the back of the net once again. He scored his first La Liga goal last time out and Ronald Koeman needs him to shine. It is tempting to look for Carles Alena to shine once again for Getafe, as he marks his return to Camp Nou following his summer exit.