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

Barcelona will look to wrap up 2nd place in La Liga when they travel to southern Madrid to face Getafe.

Victory over Real Betis last weekend secured Champions League qualification for Xavi’s men, although they will have aspirations of finishing as the best of the rest.

Atletico Madrid’s resurgence in recent weeks has put Diego Simeone’s side back in the mix and Barça will be keen to seal second spot in the table ahead of the last day of the campaign.

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

When is kick off? Sunday 15 May, 18:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Coliseum Alfonso Perez
TV channel/live stream? La LigaTV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? La Liga YouTube channel
Referee? Jesus Gil Manzano
VAR? Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez

Quique Sanchez Flores will hope Jaime Mata is fit enough to be involved after the forward has been missing in recent months with a hernia.

Getafe will look to the prolific Enes Unal to fire them to victory, with Borja Mayoral set to join him in attack.

Xavi will be forced into a serious reshuffling of his side after the midweek win over Celta Vigo brought several injuries and suspensions.

Jordi Alba, Eric Garcia and Frenkie de Jong will miss out due to suspension, while Ronald Araujo was rushed to hospital with a concussion following a nasty clash of heads with teammate Gavi.

Sergio Busquets will return from his suspension-enforced absence, although Gerard Pique, Pedri and Sergino Dest are unlikely to feature again this season.

Getafe are the lowest scorers in the division despite Enes Unal’s exploits, with their lack of goalscoring prowess underlined by successive goalless draws before their midweek draw at Osasuna.

The make-up of Xavi’s starting lineup will make for curious reading, although the pressure will be slightly off after Champions League qualification was secured following last weekend’s victory.

Barça still have aspirations of finishing as the best of the rest, however, so expect them to pour forward right from the off.

Prediction: Getafe 0-2 Barcelona

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