La Liga champions Atletico Madrid head to Andalusia to play Cadiz at the Nuevo Mirandilla on Sunday evening. Diego Simeone’s side go into the weekend only four points behind local rivals Real Madrid, who currently top the table.
Where and when: Nuevo Mirandilla – 28 November, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Cadiz vs. Atletico Madrid: Premier Sports
Last time: Alvaro Negredo netted a brace when these teams met in last season’s corresponding fixture back in January, but Luis Suarez was also at the double while Saul Níguez and Koke were on target too as Atletico ran out 4-2 winners.
Cadiz v Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview
Fourteen points separate fourth-placed Atletico Madrid and Cadiz in 16th ahead of this weekend’s encounter at the Nuevo Mirandilla. The champions are still attempting to regain top form after a somewhat inconsistent start to the campaign, but the signs remain encouraging for Simone’s men.
Atletico have only lost once in 13 La Liga fixtures so far this term, but they’ve also drawn five times. Three of those matches have ended 2-2, while the other was 3-3, in a clear indication that Los Rojiblancos have been uncharacteristically sloppy in defence through the opening third of the campaign.
Simeone needs to sort that out ASAP, especially as city rivals Real are starting to look like a team fully capable of taking their title back across the capital. The champions have at least kept two clean sheets in their last three league matches, but both of those were on home soil and they conceded three away to Valencia in between.
Even so, Atleti head into this game as the 8/15 favourites. You can back the hosts at 7/1 in this Cadiz v Atletico Madrid preview, while the draw is priced at 16/5. Considering their lowly position, their visitors’ quality and the fact that they’ve never beaten Atleti, Los Piratas would surely snap your hand off for a point.
Alvaro Cervera’s side lost 4-2 and 4-0 to Atletico last season, and they’ve never beaten Los Rojiblancos in a competitive fixture. They’ve also only managed to win two of their 14 league games so far this term, although they have at least managed to claim six draws to go with their six defeats.
The hosts do at least have an almost completely clean bill of health though. Jose Mari is the only injury doubt as he approaches a return from a hamstring injury, while Atleti will be without Joao Felix and Kieran Trippier.
One to watch for Cadiz: Anthony Lozano has four goals so far this season and is 12/1 to add to his tally by breaking the deadlock in these Cadiz v Atletico Madrid predictions.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Luis Suarez has seven goals to his name in La Liga this term and netted three times against Cadiz last season. He is the 7/2 favourite to open the scoring.
Long shot: With Atletico struggling defensively this season, the visitors to win and BTTS is 10/3. Los Rojiblancos are available at 100/1 in these Cadiz v Atletico Madrid tips to repeat last season’s 4-2 victory at this ground, rising to 390/1 with Suarez scoring first.