Barcelona vs Getafe Match Preview & Predictions

Barcelona vs Getafe

Barcelona vs Getafe match preview and predictions for Thursday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the Catalans return to action following cup glory and an eventful week off the pitch.

Date Thursday 22nd April 2021
Kick-Off 22:00 (local time)
Stadium Camp Nou
Competition LaLiga

Barcelona vs Getafe Preview

Camp Nou

The final game of the midweek action sees Barcelona play host to Getafe. By the time this kicks off, Barca will have played two fewer games than the two Madrid clubs and could be as much as 8 points off the top. That sounds a lot at this stage, but with Atletico Madrid still to visit Camp Nou, this title race is still completely in Barcelona’s hands and they will be the champions if they win all their games.

It has been quite a busy few days for everyone connected with the club. After a dominant performance in the Copa del Rey Final secured their first silverware in a couple of years, all the talk was of a new generation of players making the first step on a journey to making Barca a competitive force in European football again.

Within 24 hours, Barcelona had signed up to a European Super League and have since had to watch on as 9 clubs have withdrawn, leaving the Catalan giants in the unfamiliar position of being in bed with Florentino Perez, something which hasn’t gone down well with some Barcelona followers. Others would have welcomed a Super League and from a financial point of view the club certainly needed the immediate cash injection it would have brought.

Ronald Koeman would’ve had a tough job focusing the minds of his players on this game against a Getafe side that did them a favour at the weekend by holding Real Madrid to a draw. Getafe probably should have won that game with Jose Bordalas’ team producing one of their better showings in a disappointing season.

They couldn’t find a breakthrough though and are LaLiga’s joint lowest scorers heading into this round of fixtures with just 22 goals in 31 matches so far. They have a four point cushion on the bottom three with four draws from their last five games ensuring they’ve just about stayed above the thick of the relegation scrap but that could change quickly if other results go against them this week.

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Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Barcelona Wins, 1 Getafe Win, 1 Draw.
  • Barcelona have won 4 of the last 5 meetings overall.
  • Getafe won the reverse fixture 1-0 earlier this term.
  • They’ve lost on 9 of their last 11 trips to Camp Nou, drawing twice.

Team News

There are no fresh selection issues for Barca who have Gerard Pique fit again.

Allan Nyom is missing due to suspension for the visitors. Erick Cabaco and Cucho Hernandez are out injured.

Predicted Barcelona Starting Lineup:

Ter Stegen – Lenglet, Pique, Mingueza – Alba, Pedri, Busquets, De Jong, Dest – Messi, Griezmann (3-5-2)

Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:

Soria – Olivera, Chakla, Djene, Suarez – Cucurella, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Alena – Mata, Unal (4-4-2)

Barcelona vs Getafe Predictions

Score Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Getafe

Barcelona have had 4 full days off since the Copa del Rey Final and there shouldn’t really be any kind of hangover from them here. Getafe offer precious little goal threat and it’s hard to see them holding the Catalans at bay for 90 minutes. Ronald Koeman’s side should put three more points on the board.

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at)