Cadiz vs Real Madrid predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Cadiz bid to clinch survival.
|Sunday 15th May 2022
|19:30 (local time)
Cadiz vs Real Madrid Preview
Cadiz and Real Madrid clash this Sunday in what is a massive game for the home team. They’re 2 points above the drop-zone with 2 to play and could potentially seal safety on Sunday with a win over the champions, but they’d also need a favour elsewhere for that to happen.
Sergio has done a terrific job since taking over at Cadiz but they put in arguably their worst showing under his leadership in midweek, going down to a 3-0 defeat at Real Sociedad. That came on the back of a victory by the same margin last weekend, where three late goals were enough to see off Elche and with 3 wins from their last 5 home games, they should still carry some belief into this.
Not dissimilarly to last season, this is not a Cadiz side with any real stars or one player who you think could really produce moments of magic to save them over the next two games. It’s very much a collective effort but they have carried a greater goal threat since the turn of the year with Lucas Perez a very useful addition in January from Elche and he has formed a decent partnership with Alvaro Negredo up top.
As for Real Madrid, they have now played twice since winning the league. The first was a disappointing derby defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano where several key men were rested. Carlo Ancelotti brought back some big hitters on Thursday night though and Vini Junior was the star of the show, scoring his first Real Madrid hat-trick in the 6-0 rout of Levante.
Of course, these games are all about building up to the Champions League Final for Los Blancos. Ancelotti will want to avoid injuries at all costs but he will want his players to continue to get minutes to ensure they remain sharp and match fit for the big clash with Liverpool. Building positive momentum would also be helpful so he’ll be targeting two wins from their final two league games with Betis the final day visitors to the Bernabeu.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Cadiz Wins, 4 Real Madrid Wins, 1 Draw.
- The sides drew 0-0 earlier this term at the Bernabeu.
- Real Madrid have won on all 3 visits to Cadiz this century.
- They won 3-0 here last term.
|Haroyan, Alejo, San Emeterio
|Carvajal, Alaba, Isco, Hazard, Asensio, Marcelo, Ceballos, Bale
Possible Lineups (via Sofascore)
Cadiz vs Real Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: Cadiz 1-2 Real Madrid
Much may depend on just what XI Carlo Ancelotti decides to name. If he opts to start with the deadly duo of Karim Benzema and Vini Junior once more, it’s hard to really fancy Cadiz’s chances despite their obviously greater need for the points. The home team should put up a decent fight and may get on the scoresheet against a weakened visiting defence, but Real Madrid have just too much individual quality at the other end.
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