On January 22, the Camp Nou will host the match of the 18th round of Examples, in which Barcelona will meet with Getafe. The start of the fight is scheduled for 18:30 European time.
The club went through a very difficult autumn segment, and this is against the background of the fact that last season was a failure and did not bring a single trophy. By November, the Blue Garnet again, for the 2nd time in a row, flew out of the Champions League after the group stage. Yes, and in the Example there was a defeat in El Clasico. But then “Real” began its game of “giveaway”. As a result, “more than a club” went on pause in 1st place. The December segment in La Liga started only with a draw in the derby with Espanyol. But after that it turned out to beat Atlético in Madrid. And, most importantly, Xavi was finally able to take the title, the first since returning to Spain as a coach. “Barcelona” in the first round of the Super Cup only on penalties passed “Betis” – they gave it twice, in regular and extra time, to recoup. But on the other hand, in the decisive match, they scored 3-1 against Real Madrid.
Under Pep Bordalas, the team played on the international stage, reaching the playoffs of the Europa League. And even claimed 4th place in the Example, however, did not succeed. But already with this mentor, signs of decline were noticeable. But without him, last season, the start was simply a failure. The return to the post of mentor Quique Sanchez Flores helped to get out of the pit. Previously, he had unsuccessfully worked with the “subdivisions”, but this time he managed to get to the “saving”, 15th place. But no further progress has been made. The Blues are still in the same position, and, most importantly, are now in decline. First, the team lost in the cup 2-3 to Levante, which plays in the Segunda. And then it didn’t work out to score a single point in La Liga either with Sevilla or with Espanyol – twice 1-2.
In both previous seasons, Barcelona lost points against Getafe. In October 2020, the Blues won 1-0, last spring the sides went goalless.
Bookmakers do not believe that guests will be a problem for the grand. We bet on the victory of “Barcelona” with a handicap of “-2 goals” with a coefficient of – 1.94 according to Parimatch.