Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi scored a brace against Eibar to take his tally for the season to 35Reuters

La Liga leaders Barcelona could temporarily extend their lead over Atletico Madrid to 11 points by beating Getafe at the Nou Camp on 12 March.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. The game is not scheduled for live broadcast in the UK.

Overview

Barcelona extended their unbeaten run to 36 matches in all competitions with a 4-0 away win at Eibar on 6 March. The Catalan giants could rest some of their big players ahead of the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Arsenal in midweek.

Luis Enrique has no fresh injury concerns. Centre-back Javier Mascherano is ruled out through suspension and will not feature against Getafe.

Struggling Getafe ended a seven-game losing run by drawing 1-1 with Sevilla at home last weekend. The Madrid-based side have lost eight of their last 10 encounters with Barcelona.

Alvaro Vasquez, Cala and Pablo Sarabia are all suspended for the trip to the Nou Camp.

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "Without doubt, we are where we want to be. Thanks to our own work, nobody gifted us anything, we are close to the stage of [the] season where three trophies up for grabs. We have good position, but have games to play, against direct rivals. But I am very happy, I see the team evolve, improve, keep their ambition, and play very well."

Fran Escriba: "The point [against Sevilla] compensates the effort of the players, which is tremendous. The group has worked and trained well despite undeserved defeats. We have two days to be calm and approach the game [against Barcelona]. Even if there is a 3% chance of winning, we'll try to make it a good game."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): W W W W W
  • Last result: Eibar 0-4 Barcelona
  • Getafe: DLLLL
  • Last result: Getafe 1-1 Sevilla

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Barcelona win: 1/16
  • Draw: 14
  • Getafe win: 28

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Bravo; Vidal, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Alba; Turan, Roberto, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Getafe possible XI: Guaita; Buendia, Vergini, E Velazquez, Pereira; Rodriguez, Lacen; Yoda, Gomez, Wanderson; Scepovic