Barcelona Vs Getafe Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals – 15 February 2020

Getafe to rein in Messi & Co at Camp Nou?

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Barcelona Vs Getafe

Saturday 15th February 2020 – 15:00 Kick-Off
Spanish La Liga
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals
Odds: 23/20
Bookmaker: Betfair

(All betting odds displayed in this article were correct at time of publication: 12th February 2020 at 16:00)

Preview: Second hosts third in Spain on Saturday afternoon and this is by no means a foregone conclusion for Barcelona, entertaining a Getafe side who arrive at the Camp Nou seeking to win a fifth successive game in La Liga.

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Barcelona Preview – Laboured Catalans could be vulnerable?

A gutsy effort away to Real Betis last Sunday ensured Barcelona (2th – W15 D4 L4) didn’t fall even further behind leaders Real Madrid, who remain three points clear at the summit. Not that it was an altogether convincing performance, twice falling behind inside the opening half only to claw themselves back level on both occasions. Their eventual winner coming from an unlikely source, as Clement Lenglet’s second La Liga goal of the campaign rounded off the scoring in a narrow-but-enthralling 3-2 victory in tough surroundings.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all last time out was Messi not getting among the goals – his third consecutive league appearance without doing so, which is a famine by his lofty standards. Yet the Argentinian was majestic all the same, laying-on all three goals to claim a hat-trick of assists. It begs the age old question of just where would Barca be without their talisman, especially as right now they are barely getting by with him in the side let alone without.

Barcelona have now won three of the last four in the league, with a 2-0 reverse in Valencia the one blemish. All three victories, however, came courtesy of one-goal margins, and all were against teams lurching in mid-table. A couple were even at home – Granada 1-0 and Levante 2-1 – which was precisely where they were blasting sides away for much of the first half of the season. Their levels have undoubtedly dropped, which is dangerous ahead of facing arguably the most resolute, stubborn outfit in La Liga next.

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Getafe Preview – Visitors eager to consolidate third in the table?

Drawing their final league game of 2018-19 scuppered all hopes the club had of landing a top-four finish, missing out on Champions League football by a mere two points as they finished in fifth. Undeterred, Getafe (3rd – W12 D6 L5) have put together another excellent campaign thus far and are again threatening to break into those coveted top-four spots, sitting third heading into another round of games following last week’s huge victory over Valencia.

Beating one of their direct rivals for the top-four will have been a massive psychological boost for this team. To do so emphatically, scoring three times without reply, was a serious statement of their intent. As is the fact it was a fourth consecutive La Liga victory for Jose Bordalas’ side, whose tenacious charges have now clocked up 360 minutes without conceding a goal in the league after recent triumphs over Leganes (0-3), Real Betis (1-0), Athletic Bilbao (0-2) and, of course, Valencia.

There might not be a team more well-equipped at this moment in time to thwart Barcelona at the Nou Camp. In their 11 away fixtures so far (W5 D3 L3), on only three occasions – Atletico Madrid (1-0), Sevilla (2-0) and Villarreal (1-0) would they depart empty-handed, while only Valencia (3-3) and Sevilla managed more than one goal. Meanwhile, less than a third (27%) of their away encounters breached the Over 2.5 mark.

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Barcelona Vs Getafe Betting Advice

Barcelona are finding ways to win despite not playing to their full capacity. Last week being another prime example, needing to twice come from behind to win away at Real Betis. This after narrow recent wins at home to Levante and Granada, teams we would ordinarily expect them to overcome with plenty in hand. On this basis, a home fixture with Getafe looks set to be another nervy, close affair, with the visitors in high spirits after winning four straight league games without conceding.

Barcelona Vs Getafe – Key Facts:

  • Barcelona would claim maximum points from 10 of their opening 11 home fixtures in La Liga this season – the only occasion they didn’t being the goalless draw with Real Madrid.
  • Getafe have fallen to three away defeats in 2019/20 (W5 D3 L2), but would concede more than once on just two occasions.
  • All four previous Camp Nou encounter between the two teams would result in Getafe failing to score, with the last two producing low scores of 2-0 (2018-19) and 0-0 (2017-18).

Getafe possess a mean defensive record on their travels (10 from 10), restricting some of the league’s more potent attacks to very little barring the odd exception. Barcelona To Win by One Goal is 11/4 (Bet365) and landed in their latest two home fixtures. However, I am more inclined to chance few goals. Just three of Getafe’s eleven away encounters went Over 2.5, while their earlier meeting in the season ended 2-0 to Barca.

Best Betting Odds for Barcelona Vs Getafe

Barcelona – 2/5 Betfair
Draw – 19/5 BetFred
Getafe – 7/1 WilliamHill


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