La Liga: Getafe v Barcelona Preview and Team News

Tags: Football

Published: 11:30 07/11/2010

This game involves two teams which have scored an aggregate of twenty five goals in their four respective home and away games this season. Barcelona have won all four games (10-2), whilst Getafe have secured nine of the twelve available points (10-3), losing just the one game when entertaining Malaga. Not for the first time, Lionel Messi captures the headlines as he has scored in the last two corresponding games which have both resulted in away wins, with Getafe failing to find the net. That said, Getafe won via a 2-0 score-line just three years ago (this month) which suggests we should not take too much for granted, even though Getafe have lost their last two matches 0-3. Lionel Messi will attract plenty of attention given the 11/4 odds for the striker to find the net before any other player, odds which are available almost right across the board including Bet365. As short as 9/4 with some bookmakers, punters will wade into the 11/4 price, given that the odds represents a 26.7% ratio. If Lionel Messi had the ball on the edge of the area during the opening period of play, would you want to lay 3/1 about him scoring?

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