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The champions will look to end 2013 top of the Liga table and Sunday's hosts should prove little obstacle to the Catalans, according to our Spanish tipster

Barcelona end the year with a trip to the Spanish capital to take on a Getafe side that has reveled in tormenting the big boys over the last few years at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Indeed, two seasons ago Geta recorded a 1-0 win over the Catalans and Paddy Power price another victory for the home side at 6/1 (7.00), while Barca can be backed at 4/9 (1.44).

Getafe can often be stubborn opponents at home, yet Barca should be able to break down an Azulones' defence which has kept just one clean sheet in their last five league games, and conceded seven at Atletico Madrid a few weeks ago.

Lionel Messi may be missing, as well as Neymar, but punters should always be confident of backing Barca to score goals and the price of 7/5 (2.40) for them to score three or more is eye-catching.

The likes of Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez have shown themselves more than capable of chipping in with goals recently, and if they get their opportunites this could be an extremely comfortable win.

This bet has paid out 14 times already this season in all competitions, and the simple truth is that Barcelona do not even need to be at their very best to score three times against Getafe despite their list of absentees.

The price is attractive one and this looks like an interesting selection for a small investment at odds against with Paddy Power.

Barcelona to score over 2.5 goals at 7/5 (2.40) 1.0pt stake with Paddy Power

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid