In the coming days, the fixtures of the 18th matchday in Spain’s La Liga will take place. Here, the clash FC Barcelona vs. Getafe will be played on Sunday at 18:30. Thus, the leader in the La Liga table will receive the 15th-placed team. The Blaugrana and the Azulones have 41 and 17 points respectively.
What speaks for FC Barcelona?
- Won 13 of their 16 Primera División appearances.
What speaks for Getafe?
- Unlike the home side, they didn’t compete in the Supercopa in Saudi Arabia.
Our betting prediction:
- Prediction: FC Barcelona & Under 3.5 goals
- Odds: 1.90
Expert analysis FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona return to championship routine after triumphing in the Supercopa in Saudi Arabia. Firstly, Xavi’s side beat in the semi-final the sixth-placed Betis Sevilla on penalties. Previously, the regular time and the extra time ended 1-1 and 2-2 respectively. Then, the Blaugrana defeated the La Liga second-placed Real Madrid 3-1, with the arch-rivals scoring in the 93rd minute.
The four Supercopa participants didn’t play their fixtures of the 16th matchday at the weekend. Therefore, FC Barcelona played 16 championship appearances so far, with the Catalans winning 13 of them. The point losses occurred with on the first matchday with a 0-0 against the ninth-placed Rayo Vallecano, with a 1-3 away defeat against Real Madrid and on 31 December with a 1-1 home draw in the derby against the 14th-placed RCD Espanyol.
Moreover, the latter points division was sandwiched between six victories. For the Blaugrana, October ended with a 3-0 against the fifth-placed Villarreal, a 4-0 against the eighth-placed Athletic Bilbao and a 1-0 at the twelfth-placed Valencia FC. Afterwards, they went into the break with a 2-0 home win against the 14th-placed Almería and a 2-1 at the seventh-placed Osasuna.
After the point loss to RCD Espanyol, FC Barcelona got back on the winning track with a 1-0 at the fourth-placed Atlético Madrid on 8 January. For the ninth time in eleven league appearances of Xavi’s team, less than 3.5 goals were scored. Because: Between mid-September and early October, the Blaugrana managed a 3-0 against the last-placed Elche and two 1-0 at the tenth-placed RCD Mallorca, as well as at home against the fifth-bottom Celta de Vigo.
Expert analysis Getafe
The same event applied to nine of Getafe’s last ten La Liga appearances. The exception, a 2-2 domestic draw with Athletic Bilbao in mid-October, followed a 0-1 home defeat to Real Madrid and a 0-0 at Rayo Vallecano. Next, Quique Sánchez Flores’ side initially experienced a 1-1 at Celta de Vigo, a 1-0 at Elche and another goalless draw at home against the third-bottom Cádiz.
But then, the Azulones lost three of their last four Primera División matches. Here, the only point win, a 2-0 domestic draw against RCD Mallorca, came between a 0-1 at Almería and a 1-2 at the second-bottom Sevilla FC. Thereafter, Getafe recorded a 1-2 domestic defeat against RCD Espanyol on Sunday.
Head-to-head comparison FC Barcelona – Getafe
Exemplarily, from September 2019 to August 2021, FC Barcelona won four of their five clashes against Getafe. Moreover, in three of those victories of the Blaugrana, less than 3.5 goals were scored. In the La Liga 2021/2022, FC Barcelona experienced against Getafe a 2-1 home win and a 0-0 away draw.
Our betting prediction and the best odds
The home side in the FC Barcelona vs. Getafe fixture won 13 of their 16 La Liga matches so far. Additionally, in nine of the last eleven championship matches involving Xavi’s squad, less than 3.5 goals resulted. Here, the Blaugrana netted more than three times only against Athletic Bilbao and not against the last-placed Elche.
Furthermore, in nine of Getafe’s most recent ten Primera División encounters, less than 3.5 goals were scored. This event coincided, for example, with a 0-1 defeat against Real Madrid. Furthermore, Quique Sánchez Flores’ side lost three of their last four league games.
FC Barcelona vs. Getafe – betting prediction: FC Barcelona & Under 3.5 goals, odds 1.90
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