After escaping a defeat narrowly in their last game, FC Barcelona will be looking to get back to dictating terms when they host Getafe CF. Getafe have been brilliant defensively this season and it won’t be easy for Messi and Co. to get past it. Also, Barcelona will have a lot to look after in the defence line up as two of their first choice central defenders won’t be available for selection in this game. With respect to the points table, 3 points for Getafe will take them to the 7th spot while a win for Barcelona will extend their lead at the top to 12 points.
When: February 11, 08:45 PM IST
Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Form (Recent first): D D D W L W
Last Result: (H) Getafe CF 0-0 Leganes
Guaita; D. Suarez, Djené, Bruno, V. Antunes; Portillo, Fajr, Arambarri, Amath; Angel, Molina
Subs: Pacheco, Sergio Mora, Remy, Shibasaki, and Cabrera.
GK: Guaita, E. Martinez, and Manojlovic
Defenders: Djené, Cala, Cabrera, B. Gonzalez, Antunes, Olivera, Molinero, and D. Suarez
Midfielders: Bergara, Flamini, Arambarri, Shibasaki, Mora, Fajr, and Portillo.
Forwards: Ndiaye, Montero, Pacheco, Jimenez, Remy, A. Rodriguez, and Moulina
Key Players: Moulina and Fajr
Form (Recent first): W D W W W W
Last Result: Barcelona 2-0 Valencia (H), Copa Del Rey Semi-final
Ter Steven; Alba, Semedo, Yerri Mina; Coutinho, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Rakitic; Paulinho, Messi, Suarez
Subs: Cillessen, Alcacer, Aleix Vidal, Iniesta, and Digne
GK: Ter Steven and Cillessen
Defenders: Umtiti, Y. Mina, Varmaelen, Digne, Jordi Alba, Pique, and Nelson Semedo.
Midfielders: Denis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Iniesta, Coutinho, Paulinho, S. Roberto, Andre Gomes, and Aleix Vidal.
Forwards: Paco Alcacer, Dembele, Messi, and Suarez
Key Players: Messi, Suarez, and Coutinho.
Not a tough call to make if you’ve seen the way FC Barcelona have gone about their business this season. Destroying defences at will and defending in a rock solid fashion, FC Barcelona have displayed all of that so far. Getafe are a strong side too but getting past Barcelona is not going to be easy. For our predictions, we go for a 3-1 win for Barcelona.