Barcelona will hope to secure their first victory away from home this season when they
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 28 September|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||15:00 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Coliseum Alfonso Pérez|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||N/A|
|Referee?||Jesús Gil Manzano|
Lionel Messi was
Junior Firpo is also expected to continue at left back following the absence of Jordi Alba, who suffered an injury to his
Frenkie de Jong is in contention to start on Saturday. The 21-year-old was a substitute against Villarreal, but came on in the 63rd minute to replace Sergi Roberto.
Ansu Fati could drop to the bench following the return of
|Getafe||Soria; Suárez, Dakonam, Cabrera; Nyom, Fajr, Maksimovi?, Arambarri; Kenedy, Mata, Rodríguez.|
|Barcelona||Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Firpo; Busquets, De Jong, Arthur, Dembélé; Griezmann, Suárez.|
Head to Head Record
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- The clubs first met for an official fixture in the 1978 Copa del Rey, and the unfancied Getafe managed an impressive 3-3 draw at home before being thumped 8-0 at Camp Nou.
- Getafe have only scored two goals in the last eight meetings against Barça, which have included two 6-0 drubbings, but also a couple of 0-0 draws.
- Since becoming a first division club in 2004, Getafe have faced Valverde’s side 27 times and only won two of those encounters, the last time in 2011.
Barça will hope to claim back-to-back wins and their first away victory of the season. A positive for the Blaugrana is there has been nine different goalscorers so far. It shows, with Messi’s absence, other players are capable of stepping up and delivering the goods.
Four of Getafe’s six league games thus far have ended in draws. Their sole defeat was in their opening fixture at
Here’s how each team has performed in their last five games:
|?Valencia 3-3 Getafe (25/9)||?Barcelona 2-1 Villarreal (24/9)|
|Getafe 4-2 Mallorca (22/9)||Granada 2-0 Barcelona (21/9)|
|?Getafe 1-0 Trabzonspor (19/9)||?Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona (17/9)|
|?Real Betis 1-1 Getafe (15/9)||?Barcelona 5-2 Valencia (14/9)|
|?Getafe 1-1 Alaves (31/8)||?Osasuna 2-2 Barcelona (31/8)|
Barcelona may have suffered their worst start to a La Liga season in 25 years, and not yet kept a clean sheet, but Valverde’s men will want to claim their first away victory of the season. In a difficult venue in the Spanish capital, it won’t be easy for
Coming back from 3-1 down against Valencia ?shows Getafe’s fighting spirit and they will try and make it as difficult as possible for Barca.
Prediction: Getafe 1-2 Barcelona