Foot Predictions shows the La Liga clash on Sunday between Barcelona and Cadiz, including hunches, news about the teams and possible lineups.
Barcelona will try to add up eight consecutive La Liga wins when they receive an out-of-form match Cadiz side to Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon.
Ronald KoemanCádiz’s team is currently third in the table, nine points behind leaders Atlético de Madrid, while Cádiz dropped to 15th position after a series of four consecutive defeats.
Barça’s form in the league in 2021 has been excellent, winning each of the last seven matches, including a 5-1 victory over Alavés last weekend, which also left the team undefeated for 12 games in the first division of the Spain.
Koeman’s team will enter the competition this weekend after an extremely disappointing result in the Champions League, however, after losing 4-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the round of 16.
Kylian Mbappe scored three goals for the French champions after Lionel Messi had made the discovery, and the Catalan giants now have a mountain to climb in the second leg on 10 March.
Barça also have a serious job ahead of them if they want to reach the Copa del Rey final, after losing 2-0 to Sevilla in the first leg of the quarter-finals on 10 February.
Despite their impressive form in the league, Koeman’s team is still third on the table, three points behind second-placed Real Madrid and nine points behind leader Atlético, meaning it will be extremely difficult to regain the La Liga title, it seems to be staying in Madrid.
Cádiz was excellent in the first half of the season, as it remained in the top half, but there is no escaping the fact that the team is currently going through a difficult period.
In fact, Alvaro CerveraThe team won just one point in the last five matches, losing in the last four to Sevilla, Atlético, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, suffering 15 sufferings in the process.
Cadiz is currently 15th in the table, just three points ahead of the relegation zone, meaning that they could soon be in the bottom three if their bad phase continues.
El Submarino Amarillo has impressed on their travels this season, however, scoring 14 points from 11 matches, while they were the last team to beat Barça in the Spanish top flight, registering a 2-1 win when the pair cracked against the match back in December.
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All news from the teams
Barça will again be without the services of Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho and Sergi roberto through injury, although the match is likely to arrive too early for Ronald Araujo, who is battling an ankle problem.
Gerard Pique returned from injury to PSG and should remain in the center of defense, with most of the team that played in the Champions League should remain in place.
There may be a change in the final third of the field, however, with Trincao, who scored twice in last weekend’s victory over Alavés, potentially joining Messi and Antoine Griezmann in attack.
As for Cadiz, Marcos Mauro is back after a suspension and should take the place of Juan Cala, who will now serve a suspension due to his yellow card against Athletic last time.
Augusto Fernandez, Carlos Akapo and Luismi Quezada are still on the sidelines because of injuries, while Jens Jonsson and Alex Fernandez doubts remain for visitors.
Alvaro Negredo will start in one of two positions in the final third and will likely be accompanied by Anthony Lozano despite the presence of Ruben Sobrino.
Possible initial line-up for Barcelona:
Ter Stegen; Dest, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, De Jong; Trincao, Messi, Griezmann
Possible initial line-up for Cadiz:
Ledesma; Iza, Alcala, Mauro, Espino; Sanchez, Jonsson, Fali, Perea; Lozano, Negredo
Probability: Barcelona 3-0 Cadiz
Barça were disappointing against PSG in the Champions League, but rebelled against Alavés in the league last weekend. Cádiz beat the Catalan giant at the start of the season, but are currently struggling to be in shape, and we are finding it difficult to overcome a comfortable home win for Koeman’s team.
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