FC Barcelona vs Getafe : Match preview
Barcelona will attempt to make it a staggering 37 games unbeaten in all sorts of competitions when they welcome a struggling Getafe to Camp Nou in La Liga on Saturday afternoon.
The Catalan giants will be entering the Barcelona vs Getafe match eight points clear ahead of second-place Atletico Madrid, while Getafe sit just above the threatening relegation zone in 16th having been defeated in seven of their last eight top-flight games.
With Barcelona taking to the ground before both Atletico and Real Madrid this weekend, this is another chance for Luis Enrique’s squad to open up an 11-point lead at the top following the Barcelona vs Getafe clash. It would be 11 from the second-place Atletico and an amazing 15 points clear of Clasico rivals Real Madrid, which is almost unthinkable at this phase of the season.
A lot has been made of Barcelona’s record-breaking undefeated run, which currently stands at an incredible 36 matches, but the Catalan squad have also won their last 11 matches in the league. They only just managed to defeat Las Palmas and Sevilla at the end of last month, but have scored an impressive nine times in their last two league wins.
Last weekend’s 4-0 win at Eibar witnessed Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar move onto a brilliant 100 goals between them for the season and unbelievably, only two teams in the top five European leagues – Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund – have netted more collectively. The numbers on display from that trident, who should all start in this Barcelona vs Getafe match, are just incredible.
The Catalan outfit have already triumphed the Club World Cup this season, while they will confront Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey this May. Success in La Liga is also almost tied up and it is really difficult to imagine anyone stopping them in the Champions League contest. It would be fair to say that it is all going absolutely well for the Spanish giants this term.