Getafe v Barcelona Prediction, Tips & Offers

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Getafe v Barcelona Prediction

Barcelona will look to secure second spot with a win here against Getafe after Xavi's commendable run with his former side has rocketed them back towards the top just as Getafe aim to ensure survival in La Liga by picking up all three points.

Xavi's men will also have one eye on the Sevilla and Atletico Madrid clash this Sunday too, as if they both draw, Barcelona will secure second spot regardless of what happens here with the points difference already at five points over third-placed Atletico and six over fourth-placed Sevilla with just six points left to play for.

A draw would likely also do it for Barcelona, even if Atletico win, as although this would still put it within a mathematical possibility for the Blagrauna to end up in third, their greatly superior goals difference would be too much to overturn on the final day, as Xavi's side are already 11 goals clear. In fact, despite a torrid run of form that saw Ronald Koeman get the sack before Xavi came in, the Spanish giants now boast of the fifth-best defence in the division, having let in only six more than champions Real Madrid and five fewer than the usual defensive brilliance of Diego Simeone's Atletico.

Barcelona have also returned to the win column with a flurry of wins following on from their damning 1-0 loss at home to Rayo Vallecano at the back end of April. The club have gone on to beat Mallorca, Real Betis, and Celta Vigo in May, but failed to keep a clean sheet in each game. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the difference once more in the recent victory over Celta Vigo, as he netted twice following on from Memphis Depay's opener. It's been a decent debut season for the Dutchman as he now has 12 La Liga goals from 26 outings, but with Aubameyang now on 11 after only 15 games, he has established himself as one of the best January signings in recent La Liga history.

Getafe will be in search of their first win in three games here as they continue to be yet from mathematical safety in the league. It is unlikely they will go down with only six points left on the board and them being five clear of the drop zone, as it means Quique Sánchez Flores' men will need to lose this one and then again to Elche next week, with all those below them also needing to win. In reality, Getafe will all but secure safe passage into La Liga next season if they witness those below them lose, even if they taste defeat too.

Getafe team news

Getafe will be without Stefan Mitrovic for the rest of the season after his suspension against Osasuna, and Gaston Alvarez may simply come in. Sandro Ramirez could start as well, with Mayoral facing a late fitness test here.

Barcelona team news

Ansu Fati likely starts here after coming off the bench last time out, and the same applies to Clement Lenglet and Oscar Mingueza. Luuk de Jong and Adama Traore may not feature again with their loan deals set to expire in two games' time. Pedri remains injured, so Gavi, Ousmane Dembele, Ferran Torres and Depay are all likely starters.

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