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Barcelona vs Getafe, La Liga: Team News, Match Preview

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The league leaders hope to continue their unbeaten march to the title

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Valencia v Barcelona - Copa del Rey Semi Final Second Leg Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Barcelona (1st, 58pts) vs Getafe (11th, 29pts)


Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 23

Barcelona injuries: Thomas Vermaelen

Getafe injuries: Markel Bergara

Date/Time: Sunday, February 11th, 2018, 4.15pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3.15pm GMT (UK), 10.15am EST, 7.15am PST (USA), 8.45pm IST (India)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: David Fernández Borbalán

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA, Canada, Spain), Sky Sports Mix (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA, Canada, Spain), Sky GO (UK), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)


After successfully securing a place in yet another Copa del Rey Final, La Liga leaders Barcelona are back in league action on Sunday with a home match against Getafe. The Blaugrana are yet to lose a game in the league this season and continue to dominate teams with good coaching and even better player performances.

But anyone thinking that a game against Getafe will be easy is sadly mistaken: the Madrid side have had a very solid season and are one of the good counter-attacking teams in the league, and they can also hurt teams on set pieces if given multiple chances. Keep an eye on Getafe winger Amath Diedhiou, a really, really quick attacking player who could be a nightmare for the Barça defense.

The leaders are the favorites, though, and if they take the game seriously then a win is more than likely.


POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Barcelona (4-4-2): Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Mina, Digne; Alcácer, Paulinho, Rakitic, Coutinho; Messi, Suárez

Getafe (4-4-2): Guaita; Suárez, Djené, Cala, Antunes; Portillo, Arambarri, Mora, Amath; Ángel, Molina


PREDICTION

Getafe could create a lot of problems on the counter, but Barça will get the job done with a strong home win: 3-1 to the home team.