Ahead of the Spanish top flight clash, we provide punters with five top tips judging by past meetings between the clubs
There are just five rounds of fixtures left in La Liga, and Barcelona lead bitter and nearest rivals Real Madrid by two points going into their next encounter with Getafe at the Nou Camp.
A win at home is a must for the Catalan club, and bookies.com have come up with five top betting tips for punters to cash in on, going on past meetings between the two teams.
Barcelona score five or more – 13/8 with Coral
Twice in recent seasons (in the last four league fixtures) have Barca smashed five past Getafe, a 5-2 result last term away, and a 6-1 thrashing at home the season before.
The hosts have fired in the goals this camping too, scoring 91 in the Spanish top flight, so back them to carry on their fine form.
Lionel Messi scores two or more – 13/10 with Unibet.
With 29 goals in his last 22 La Liga matches, Messi is firmly back to the top of his game. He has bagged braces in three of his last four outings against Getafe, so don’t back against him for two or more again.
Thomas Vermaelen scores anytime – 14/1 with StanJames
Reports suggest that the former Arsenal defender is finally set for his Barcelona debut after recovering form injury. The Belgian got 13 strikes during his time in the Premier League, and is a decent shout to net again anytime.
Draw – 25/1 with Betfair
Despite Barca being 12 places and 45 points ahead of upcoming opponents Getafe, the duo have drawn in their last two clashes, and Betfair’s odds of 25/1 for that result again are far and away the best on offer currently.
The spoils were even shared in this fixture last season at the Nou Camp almost exactly a year ago thanks to a late equaliser for the away side from Angel Lafita.
Alvaro Vazquez scores anytime – 7/1 with BoyleSports
While Lafita was the hero last time out at this ground, bagging a brace, the attacker is out injured for this occasion due to a serious knee injury. That means hopes will fall on club top scorer this term and Barcelona-born forward Vazquez, who was on loan at Swansea City last season.
The Spaniard used to play for Barca’s Catalan rivals Espanyol, and has two career goals against them in his last five matches.
All odds were correct at time of posting.