Barcelona will not likely have a very easy meet vs Getafe. Each of these clubs is in great shape and the end result will depend solely on focus. Barcelona has the supporters on their side, which will certainly allow them to have a good start in the offensive, while Getafe has already proved themselves to be a potent football team. Even when the result is difficult to predict, the match will probably be stunning.
Both of those clubs have clear targets this coming year. While Barcelona comes with a shot on the title in La Liga, Getafe hopes for an entry within the European competitions in the fall season.
This really makes the meet essential for the two of these, virtually any inaccurate step setting up an additional challenge in order to reach the aims.
Barcelona stands in second place in La Liga, just one point behind from the leaders, Real Madrid. Since the battle for the title will be a fierce one, any wrong step for Barcelona could be a disaster, as the gap should be maintained at a minimum. Getafe doesn’t have a chance at the title, but they should qualify for the groups of Champions League (a premiere in the club’s history).
While Getafe has no key players missing and can use almost the whole squad, Barcelona will be without Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele, two crucial players within the team. It remains to be seen if Quique Setién will find a proper solution for this match, as he’s already under big pressure due to poor results.