Getafe vs. Barcelona – La Liga, October 17, 2020

By Admir Aljic in Soccer
| October 15, 2020 3:35 pm PDT

The Spanish La Liga continues Saturday, October 17, with some very interesting matchups on the schedule including the Getafe versus Barcelona showdown at Coliseum Alfonso Perez in Getafe, Community of Madrid. 

Getafe suffered a loss in four straight encounters with Barcelona, so the hosts will be keen to get revenge, promising a great battle against one of the best teams in the world.

Therefore, I bring you all the betting tips and team news you need to know along with the latest odds update and my best Getafe vs. Barcelona betting pick.

Getafe vs. Barcelona Odds

BTTS YES-112
BTTS NO-104
Getafe to Win+400
Barcelona to Win-130
Draw+275
Over 2.5+100
Under 2.5-111

Barcelona opened as a -130 fave, and the odds look quite tempting. You won’t see Barca above -200 too often.

The bookies expect to see a hard-fought clash with fewer than three goals in total, although you never know when Barca is playing, as it can always turn out to be a firecracker.

However, Getafe prefers a cautious and defensive approach, so the over backers can pick up some tempting odds in this one.

Getafe vs. Barcelona Preview

Getafe is currently sitting at the seventh spot of the La Liga standings with seven points out of four games. The Deep Blues posted a 4:3 goal difference and none of their four contests saw both teams finding the net.

After a strong start and two wins in the first three rounds, Getafe lost at Real Sociedad 3-0 last time out. It was a poor performance by Jose Bordalas’ team, as they took just five shots and only one went on target.

Bordalas doesn’t have any injury worries ahead of Saturday’s clash, while Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman cannot count on a few important first-team players including goalie Marc-Andre ter Stegen and left-back Jordi Alba.

Barcelona played just three games this term, as a couple of contests were postponed. Koeman’s team is sitting at the fifth spot of the La Liga table with seven points and an 8:1 goal difference.

The reigning vice-champs started the new season with a couple of convincing victories over Villarreal 4-0 and Celta Vigo 3-0. However, they earned just a 1-1 home draw against Sevilla in their previous outing.

The 17-year-old wunderkind Ansu Fati is leading the way for Barca with three goals and one assist, while Lionel Messi added one goal and a couple of dishes.

Getafe vs. Barcelona Pick

Getafe will defend in numbers Saturday, no doubt, but the hosts will also look for any opportunity to endanger Barcelona through counter-attacks. Barca will control the ball in the middle of the park, and the visitors should create a lot of scoring chances, but every mistake could be costly.

The Deep Blues are a well-organized team that knows how to defend against heavyweight rivals, so I don’t feel comfortable with taking the visitors to win even though Barcelona won four straight games at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Getafe scored in two of its last three home meetings with Barca. The Deep Blues found the net in five of their previous six showings at home. On the other side, Barca won four straight road games and kept the net intact in the previous three.

Still, I think Getafe will find the net Saturday against Barca. The hosts will be fired up to prove their worth, as well as any team that takes on Barcelona. With Marc-Andre ter Stegen on the shelf, this could be a tough day for Barcelona’s defense.

Pick
  • Both Teams to Score YES
    -112

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