Cadiz vs Elche predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups ahead of what is a massive game for the hosts.
|Saturday 7th May 2022
|18:30 (local time)
Cadiz vs Elche Preview
This weekend, Cadiz will be looking for their loyal supporters to create a fantastic atmosphere at the Nuevo Mirandilla as they will play a huge match in their fight against relegation. The southerners host Elche who are just about safe but will be looking to gain more points in what has been an impressive season for them.
Cadiz’s last outing came as a 1-1 draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan against Sevilla. Youssef En-Nesyri’s deflected header early on was cancelled out by one of the goals of the season from a Lucas Perez freekick. Despite conceding the early goal, the yellow submarine were able to put in a strong defensive performance and limit Sevilla’s chances hence they were more than worthy of the point they gained from the match.
The club was forced to sack fan-favourite coach Alvaro Cervera in early January as the club sat in the relegation zone and he was replaced by Sergio Gonzalez. Although Cadiz started to gain more points through draws, it was not until recently that it seemed they had a strong chance of avoiding the drop with surprise wins against Villarreal and Barcelona.
Cadiz are still to play against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid this season, so this match as well as their Matchday 38 clash with Alaves will be the club’s biggest opportunities to grab some points and maintain their LaLiga status ahead of next season’s campaign.
Elche come into this match after a rather uneventful draw against Osasuna last week, which was unsurprising considering both teams will only be looking to remain in mid-table as the season draws to a close. Ante Budimir put Osasuna ahead midway through the second half, only for Pere Milla to equalise with just over five minutes remaining of the game.
The Valencian club got off to a slow start to the season, but after October have been able to pick up points relatively consistently and gaining 16 points in January and February really pulled them away from the relegation zone. Elche currently sit thirteenth in the table and can be proud of a campaign which has seen them compete in practically every game they have played as well as gain points against the bigger sides in the league.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Elche wins, 3 Draws.
- Cadiz have not beaten Elche since a 5-1 win in November 2018, when both sides played in the Segunda Division.
- Elche won this season’s reverse fixture 3-1 in early December.
- Elche won here on Matchday 37 of last season, a result which was vital for them as they were just about able to avoid relegation.
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Cadiz vs Elche Predictions
Score Prediction: Cadiz 1-1 Elche
The Cadiz players and fans will be more than up for the occasion, but with their poor form in recent years against Elche coupled with the fact that both teams have drawn a combined 21 matches this season, one point each may be the most likely outcome of this match.
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