Total below 2.5

In their last game Getafe deservedly lost to Real Sociedad (0-2), although they had previously scored in 7 of the 8 rounds. With a good defensive game (xga = 1.21), the “dark blues” suffer from a lack of creativity in the last third of the pitch. In terms of expected goals scored (xg = 0.9) they are 3rd from the bottom. Getafe are heading into the upcoming game in good form, having a three-match win streak under their belt.

Barcelona dominated La Liga this season and broke all records in defence. For 28 rounds, they have conceded only 9 goals out of 53 scored and naturally lead the table with a 13-point advantage over their nearest rival – Real Madrid.

In terms of expected goals scored (xg = 1.94) and conceded (xga = 0.79), Xavi’s team is ranked 2nd and 1st respectively in the league, signaling an excellent record. In the last 5 rounds, “blue garnet” won 4 with 1 draw, including “Real” (2:1).

Both teams are playing good defense and I think they will show that in this match. In the first round match, Barcelona won by a minimum score of 1-0, with a total expected goals of 1.8 xg.