Barcelona is the favorite for the title
There are many football experts who say that Barcelona is the No. 1 candidate for the La Liga title this season.
The reasons for these predictions are more than justified. And from several different points of view.
On the one hand, the core of the team is preserved. And there are additional good additions.
On the other hand, Ronald Koeman continues to lead the team.
That is, the players are already fully aware of its requirements, tactics and strategies.
And last but not least, Kuman's approach has proven to be effective from last season's results.
At first glance, this sounds somewhat absurd, after Barcelona finished only third.
The problems came in the period when it was necessary for the players to get used to the ideas of the coach.
And the other problem was the unstable defense compared to those of the other top teams.
However, the Catalans, based on their incredible efficiency in attack, deserved to be Champions in xG .
It didn't work out due to the over-performance of the two Madrid giants.
That is why I now expect a rise from Barca and a decline in the performance of Real and Atletico.
Getafe is weak in attack
Nothing positive can be said about Getafe with their 15th position in La Liga last season.
Besides, at least they kept their elite status confident.
The problem for this team was that they were not only the second with the fewest goal positions.
But they even performed below the level for them. That is, they scored too little.
However, they compensated with a very strong defense.
The form of Barcelona and Getafe
Barcelona beat Sociedad 4-2 in the first round of La Liga. And they conceded 2 goals as if out of nowhere. But they were also effective.
This match was a continuation of their performance from last season.
Although they only made 1-1 with Bilbao in the second round, the principle "we allow but also mark" was observed here.
At Getafe we also have a trend of complete helplessness in attack. They did not score against Valencia or Sevilla.
At the same time, and conceded difficult only one goal from each.
Prediction for Barcelona - Getafe
Barcelona have never lost to Getafe at home.
And after a draw in Bilbao, they will hardly lack the necessary motivation.
I do not question their victory. I just wonder:
- Will they concede a goal?
- Will they win by a margin?
Getafe in their first two games of the season created very few and very low quality goal positions.
So if they score in this match, it will be a sign of a big problem for the Catalans.
My prediction is a victory of zero for Barcelona then.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Barcelona have lost just 1 of their last 8 games: 6-1-1.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 6 of Barcelona's last 7 games.
- Barça is unbeaten in 18 home games against Getafe: 14-4-0.
- Getafe have won just 1 of their last 5 games: 1-2-2.
- There are under 2.5 goals in the last 6 games of Getafe.