Welcome to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Preview of Barcelona vs Getafe. We are back into the La Liga action, and back on our home soil as well. Barcelona has played their last 2 games away from home. We are welcoming Getafe to come at our home, and play some good football. Barcelona always struggles when playing away, and hopefully, this game is going to much easier for us. By easier, I mean the environment, and support. Our opponents are surely not easy, and we are in for one of the toughest matches of the season.
This is a battle of 2nd place vs 3rd place. Barcelona are 2nd on the points table, where as our rival team, Real Madrid is at the top. Meanwhile, Getafe is definitely going to get 3 vital points to shorten their trail from us. This is not going to be an easy encounter. This is surely one of the toughest home games for us of this season. Getafe loves to go all out on us. They have also performed really well in this season. They know that they can’t win the league, but, they are going to push hard to finish 2nd.
We have a big challenge ahead of us. Barcelona must go into this fixture prepared, and ready for what’s to come. Getafe’s playing style is really different to what we are used to at Barca. I’ll get to that part a bit later. What’s sure is that Getafe is going to make life harder for us. They know we like to operate through small channels, and keep our passes small, but, accurate. This is exactly what they’re going to try to stop. We also have a big managerial rivalry coming up. This is surely going to an exciting fixture.
FC BARCELONA VS GETAFE MATCH PREVIEW
We have an early kickoff for this encounter. Local time for the kickoff is 4pm. Early kickoffs seem to trouble us as well. I don’t know. We just aren’t in the zone, or I don’t know what is the trouble behind it. I hope that we are well prepared for what’s to come. I am anxious about this fixture, and super excited at the same time. Furthermore, we are playing our game of this week before Real Madrid. We know that Real is 3 points ahead of us. We have to win this.
If we manage to win this match, there are chances that we might put pressure on our rival team. However, even if they do draw the game, we’ll still be at 2nd. The only chance for FC Barcelona to go on the top now is if Real loses. However, that looks really less likely to happen. Therefore, we have to focus on ourselves, and on our game. Real is hosting Celta Vigo to the Bernabeau this week. Therefore, they have a much easier fixture than ours. It’s really important that we do our thing right, and try to win.
Quique Setien vs Jose Bordalas:
I mentioned above that we have a managerial rivalry coming up in form of this fixture. By that, I mean Quique Setien vs Bordalas. Both of them donot get along too well, and there are numerous reasons behind that. Quique Setien never liked the playing, and managerial style of Bordalas. He was also not shy to express it to the media on several occasions. Quique has time and time blamed Bordalas playing style to the ineffective, and senseless. He said to the media that Bordalas’s men are always keen to waste time, and can’t play.
This has also triggered Bordalas, and he told the press that Setien disrespects him, and he is going to give a reply. Well, these are not some latest news. Rather, it is a compilation of years of anger between the two men. I haven’t quoted all the references over here. I just mentioned enough to understand what kind of atmosphere we can expect in this game. Obviously, none of the two managers want to lose today. Setien is going to make it clear to his boys that a win here is must, and we must give it our all effort.
Similar is the case with Bordalas. Getafe is already a side which is used to playing really aggressively against now. Now that aggression is going to multiply, and Bordalas is not going to leave any loopholes against us. There is going to be a lot of tension on the touchline, and honestly, I am really excited about it. This is a true test of patience, and character for Setien. Furthermore, we are now going to see if Setien has enough nerves to get us through the games we have to win at all costs. This one is not to miss.
Let’s move to the Expected Lineup for this difficult game. Marc Andre Ter Stegen is obviously going to start in goal. This is going to be one of those days where Ter Stegen gets really involved into the games. Getafe’s attackers are going to put Ter Stegen’s abilities to the test. However, I am not much worried about Ter Stegen. I know he’s a warrior, and one of our most consistent performers. We have a change in our central defence. Clement Lenglet is going to miss this encounter due to red card suspension in the pervious encounter.
Umtiti, and Pique are going to play as CBs. Meanwhile, Jordi Alba and Semedo are going to operate as Left Back, and Right Backs. I am not really upset about the Left Back and Right Back as well. However, I am not sure about the Central Defensive lineup. Pique, and Umtiti really donot go too well with eachother, and that might cause problems for us. They both need to make sure that they don’t leave a lot of space between them. They must be cautious, and on their toes. Setien has a lot of good options when it comes to our midfield.
We have Sergio Busquests who is going to play as the CDM. We have De Jong, and Arthur as well. I really want that we include both Arthur Melo, as well as Vidal in the starting lineup. We can play De Jong, and Arthur as the CMs, and Fati, and Messi can play on the wing. If we donot start Fati, then there is another option. De Jong, and Arthur can play as CM. Vidal can play as CAM, more centrally and ahead of De Jong, and Arthur. Griezmann and Messi can play as strikers. We’ll see what happens.
This is a really difficult encounter for us. I have said this repeatedly throughout this article. We have to keep our composure, and hold on to our nerves. Bordalas’s men is going to go really hard on us. Tactically, Bordalas knows whats coming from Setien. However, I cannot say the same about Setien. Bordalas’s tactics are not really common, and can be unpredictable. It is true that they do like to waste a lot of time, and if they score first, they’ll make it really difficult for us to get the ball. We have to play with caution.
Yes, we have odds stacked up against us. However, I still believe that FC Barcelona is going to win today on its home turf, infront of its fans. I don’t want to be disappointed today. I am getting that vibe of victory. Hopefully, my vibes are correct, and we actually pull this off. I also hope, and pray that Real slips up, and we win. We really want this to happen. Final verdict from our side is Barcelona 2-0 Getafe.
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