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After a somewhat disappointing draw last time, Barcelona will try to get back on winning ways on Sunday if they are welcome Getafe to Camp Nou.
Ronald KoemanThe men started the new La Liga season with a win over Real Sociedad before they drew against Athletic Bilbao last Saturday, while the visitors lost their first two games.
Prediction for this match
Barcelona are in transition under Ronald Koeman amid huge off-field problems, but things must never stand still in Catalonia as Blaugrana have to prepare for another title bid after failing to win La Liga in 2019.
Koeman took over early last season, and a weak first half apparently got them off the cover, only to win 14 of their first 16 league games after the turn of the year to get back into the competition.
While the Catalans dropped to third after a disappointing result and Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16, ongoing problems off the field made it a particularly difficult task from the start with a year of experience at Barca in their luggage Koeman hope this time for a clean slate and an improved title boost.
They started the new season with a home game against Real Sociedad and a Gerard Piqué Goal and a Martin Braithwaite Double pack ensured a comfortable 3-0 lead.
During late gates of Julen Lobete and Mikel Oyarzabal made the game tight Sergi Roberto scored a 4-2 win in stoppage time.
Koeman’s men failed to claim back-to-back wins the last time they drew 1-1 with an Athletic Bilbao side known to have cost them points over the past few seasons Inigo Martinez submit the Basque outfit Memphis Depay The Blaugrana drew in the 75th minute to score a point they may fortunately have earned on the game’s record.
After defending champions Atletico Madrid have won their first two games, Barcelona will know they can’t afford to give their title rivals a lot of ground at this early stage and they want to get back to winning ways quickly on Sunday.
You will face a Getafe side who will try to hit the bull’s eye for the campaign after losing their first two games.
Sunday’s guests avoided relegation last season with relative comfort, mainly due to their strong defensive chain, as only one team outside of the top 5 conceded fewer than the 43 goals they scored in 38 LaLiga games.
The Azulones started the season hoping to move up from their 15th place but didn’t get off to a strong start when they traveled to Valencia on the opening day.
Your hosts then played with 10 men for 87 minutes Hugo Guillamón‘s early red card, but they still took the lead in the 11th minute when Carlos Soler converted a penalty, and Michel‘s team could not equalize and suffered a 1-0 defeat in the end.
After disappointing a 10-man loss, Getafe hoped to get back on their feet last time around against Sevilla and the game seemed to end goalless until Erik Lamela scored in the 93rd minute for the guests to condemn Michel’s side to a second consecutive defeat.
As one of the three teams without a point in the Spanish top division, the Azulones want to hit the mark quickly, but on Sunday they are facing a particularly tough test.
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Barcelona have an unenviable list of absent-minded strikers to deal with Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati and Sergio Aguero are all out of order.
The injuries aren’t just attacking as veteran central defender Gerard Pique was recently ruled out while newcomer Eric Garcia will serve a suspension after a red card last time, ie Ronald Araujo and Clemens Lenglet may have to unite at the heart of the back four.
Goalkeeper first choice Marc-André ter Stegen will also continue a spell on the sidelines, ie Neto is represented again between the sticks.
After playing more games than any other player in Europe last season, he will become the midfield contender Pedri was sent on an early vacation, with Sergi Roberto and Frenkie De Jong Completion of midfield three on the side Sergio Busquets in his absence, while Memphis Depay and Antoine Griezmann should play again on both sides of striker Martin Braithwaite.
Getafe will be without Sabit Abdulai due to an injury while the former Barcelona man Marc Cucurella will also be absent until after the international break and will be associated with an exit from the club.
Experienced winger Vitolo is also a bit of a doubt, but he is expected to make the game on Sunday, with Michel relying on his key players in a tough duel.
Former Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena will aim to impress against his former club as he moved to Getafe from Camp Nou this summer after several loan assignments.
Barcelona possible starting line-up:
Neto; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Roberto; Griezmann, Braithwaite, Memphis
Getafe possible starting line-up:
Soria; Suarez, Dakonam, Mitrovic, Olivera; Alena, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Vitolo; Unal, Ramirez
Probability: Barcelona 3-1 Getafe
Given their long injury list, Barcelona certainly look vulnerable in Sunday’s game, but we still see the Blaugrana cross the line.
Griezmann, Depay and Braithwaite have looked dangerous so far and have a point to prove in their absence Lionel Messi, and we support the trio to cause many problems and inspire Koeman’s men to victory.
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