Barcelona - Getafe Betting Preview: Why the hosts can score four or more

Our man in Spain, Phil Kitromilides, explains why he believes that the defending champions can once again net plenty of goals at home against a relegation-threatened side
Getafe took a massive step towards survival last week by beating Malaga but the side from Madrid are likely to be back in serious trouble after their trip to Camp Nou.

Serious questions are being asked of Barcelona but the Blaugrana will have enough to comfortably see off a poor Getafe side who have really struggled in front of goal.

Paddy Power price a home win at 1/12 (1.08) while the visitors can be backed at 25/1 (26.00). A draw is available at 17/2 (9.50) with the same firm.

Tata Martino's men have struggled by their own high standards in recent weeks, especially when it comes to being as prolific in front of goal as we expect them to be, yet punters should be confident that they will be able to find the back of the net several times against Los Azulones.

The Catalans are offered at 4/5 (1.80) to score four or more goals and this is a bet that has pretty consistently paid out when relegation threatened teams have come to Camp Nou.

Curiously, the only club in the bottom seven of the table not to have conceded four or more goals away to Barca is basement side Real Betis, although on that occasion the side destined for Segunda B did leak three goals.

Barca have seen off the strugglers with relative ease, with this bet landing eight times in their home games in the campaign to date, and Getafe do not possess the necessary attributes to prevent another high-scoring home win.

Barcelona to score over 3.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) 3.0pt stake with Paddy Power

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