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Barcelona vs Getafe: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Braithwaite netted a brace in his last Camp Nou outing
Braithwaite netted a brace in his last Camp Nou outing / Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Ronald Koeman will be looking for an improved Barcelona display this weekend as they host a Getafe side in La Liga searching for their first points of the season.

Barca required an equaliser from Memphis Depay 15 minutes from time against Athletic Club last time out as they failed to capitalise on the feel good factor after their 4-2 victory over Real Sociedad on the opening weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Barcelona vs Getafe on TV in the UK/US

When is kick off? Sunday 29 August, 16:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Camp Nou
What TV channel is it on? La LigaTV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Who’s the referee? Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes

Barcelona vs Getafe team news

Sergi Roberto
Sergi Roberto is expected to replace Pedri / Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Ronald Koeman will be lamenting the loss of Gerard Pique to a calf injury, with the Spaniard expected to be sidelined for two weeks. Eric Garcia is suspended after his dismissal against Athletic Club, while Pedri has been granted a short break following his exploits for Spain at the Olympics.

Oscar Mingueza has returned to training for Barca but is unlikely to feature, while Marc-Andre ter Stegen is close to returning to competitive action.

For Getafe, Brighton-bound Marc Cucurella has been given down time after his exertions at the Olympics alongside Pedri, while Sabit Abdulai is out with a knee injury.

Barcelona vs Getafe predicted lineups

Barcelona: Neto; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Roberto, de Jong; Griezmann, Braithwaite, Depay.

Getafe: Soria; Olivera, Mitrovic, Dakonam, Suarez; Alena, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Vitolo; Ramirez, Unal.

Barcelona vs Getafe score prediction

Memphis Depay
Memphis rescued a point for Barca last time out / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

These are the games in which Lionel Messi’s individual brilliance tended to drag Barcelona across the line. Alas, the Argentine now struts his stuff in Paris and the new front three of Griezmann, Braithwaite and Depay will be tasked with supplying the goals.

The positive for Koeman is that each have showed promise this term, although the Barca boss will keen to hone their chemistry after a disappointing display last time out against Athletic Club. 

Getafe will fancy their chances against a makeshift Barcelona defence in the absence of Gerard Pique, but they have failed to find the net this season and, like Athletic Club last weekend, scoring first will be vital.

Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Getafe