Cadiz vs Atletico Madrid match preview and predictions for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the leaders aim to extend their winning run.
- DATE: Sunday 31st January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 16:15 (local time)
- STADIUM: Ramon de Carranza
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Cadiz vs Atletico Madrid Preview
Atletico Madrid’s title challenge reaches the halfway mark on Sunday at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza. Victory over Cadiz will see Atleti move onto 50 points, the same figure they had halfway through the 2013/14 season, their last title triumph.
Cadiz though have already upset both Barcelona and Real Madrid this season and they’ll be hoping to complete the ‘big 3’ hat-trick here. They were served a warning of how tough it may be when they were hammered 4-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano back in November. Alvaro Cervera would have learnt a few lessons from that and it’ll be interesting to see just how he tries to approach this one.
We aren’t likely to see much of a move away from their approach which sees them happy to let the opposition have the ball. Cadiz average just 38% possession in LaLiga this term, by far the lowest in LaLiga with a pass completion rate of under 68%. It has regularly worked for them, although they were very much second best in a 3-0 defeat at Sevilla last weekend, in a game where they only had 20% of the ball across the 90 minutes, an extreme low even for them.
Despite their evolution this season, Atleti still do most of the things that have come to define them under Diego Simeone. With a little bit of extra firepower in the shape of Luis Suarez, they’ve been consistently winning tight games and they’ve recorded seven straight league wins since losing the Madrid derby.
If there is a wobble coming, we are still waiting for it. The absence of Kieran Trippier does create a problem for them on the right flank but with the likes of Thomas Lemar, Mario Hermoso and Stefan Savic really starting to look like ‘Atleti’ players now, they are overall a much stronger side than they were this time 12 months ago.
Head to Head
- Last 3 Competitive Meetings: 2 Atleti Wins, 1 Draw.
- The only previous meeting in Cadiz this century ended 1-1 in March 2006.
- Atleti won 4-0 when the sides met earlier this season in Madrid.
Alex Fernandez is a doubt for Cadiz while Jose Mari and Carlos Akapo are definitely out.
The suspended Kieran Trippier is expected to be Atleti’s only absentee.
Predicted Cadiz Starting Lineup:
Ledesma – Jairo, Cala, Alcala, Iza – Salvi, Jonsson, Fali, Perea – Negredo, Lozano (4-4-2)
Predicted Atletico Madrid Starting Lineup:
Oblak – Hermoso, Gimenez, Savic – Carrasco, Llorente, Koke, Lemar, Vrsaljko – Suarez, Felix (3-5-2)
Cadiz vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: Cadiz 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Atleti have fallen behind early in their last two games, so they’ll be determined to start well here and Cadiz in truth aren’t likely to ask too many questions of them. Atleti look very much like a team that is well on course to win LaLiga this season, and they ought to pick up maximum points here.
Cadiz vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips (18+)
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