Barcelona look to narrow the gap at the top of the standings to just a point when they host Getafe on Tuesday night.
There is certainly plenty of incentive for the Catalans to record a 15th win out of 16 games at the Nou Camp this season. And it is difficult to see Getafe doing the double over Barca, following a 1-0 win at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in November.
That surprise success earlier this season for Getafe will merely provide further ammunition for Barca to ensure the three points on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola’s men also have scored 90 goals this season, 60 of which have came at home, whilst they have conceded a mere eight.
Barca’s disadvantage to Real has come about because of their away form but on home soil they have proved nigh on impossible to stop and they should pile the pressure on their arch-rivals with another win on Tuesday.