Getafe vs Barcelona Odds & Info
|Game||Getafe vs Barcelona|
|Date & Time||Saturday December 13, 2014, 10:00 AM (EST)|
The signs in midweek were good for Barcelona and ominous for Getafe. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all on target in the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain – the first time and, it’s safe to assume, not the last. Cosmin Contra is just left hoping the next occasion isn’t this weekend.
Luis Enrique sprung a surprise with his line-up against PSG, naming a back three and four forwards. It was a must-win game for the Catalans, though, and caution wouldn't have brought the necessary rewards. Barca got away with it, as PSG failed to punish some unsure defending but Getafe don’t appear to have the firepower to really trouble La Blaugrana either, and if that unorthodox system is how Enrique can best utilize Messi, Neymar and Suarez then it’s likely to appear again.
El Geta are to be found in the middle of the Primera but are not entirely comfortable. The club from the Madrid suburbs are five points clear of the bottom three but without a win in their last four, their current safety as much a consequence of the ineptitude of the teams below them than anything else. Coach Contra, a former Getafe player and Romania international, is a combative, fiery type, who won’t settle for a tame defeat – and it could mean the real action is on the sidelines, when he comes face-to-face with the equally-combustible Enrique.
Free Soccer Pick:
Don't expect Getafe to go down without a fight. I believe that they can hold on and not lose to a great margin, that's why I will suggest a bet on them to not lose with more than 3 goals.