Cadiz returned to La Liga for the 2020-21 campaign and currently sit ahead of weekend opponents Barcelona. Ronald Koeman has only won four of his first nine league matches in charge and already trail leaders Real Sociedad by a whopping 10 points. Elsewhere, the hosts will be focusing solely on top flight survival.
Where and when: Estadio Ramón de Carranza, Cadiz – 5 December, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Cadiz vs. Barcelona: LaLigaTV
Last time: Blaugrana idol Ronaldinho was the difference when the sides met in April 2006.
Cadiz v Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Álvaro Cervera has largely gone with the squad that achieved promotion and will be delighted with how well his men have fared. The Yellow Submarine memorably beat champions Real Madrid in October, and also got the better of Athletic Bilbao, an outfit formidable on home soil.
Salvi is the chief threat for Cadiz and has three goals to his name. The right winger is 16/5 to net anytime and Álvaro Giménez can be found at 10/3. The Yellow Submarine is 11/2 to pull off another shock result and a draw, which would keep them above Barcelona, is 7/2.
The visitors picked up a much-needed victory in the previous gameweek. Lionel Messi inspired a 4-0 triumph over Osasuna and it was an emotional afternoon for the Argentine after compatriot Diego Maradona’s passing.
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After his midweek exploits in the Champions League, Koeman handed Martin Braithwaite a rare start and the former Middlesbrough misfit repaid the Dutchman’s faith. The 29-year-old opened the scoring and is 16/5 to continue this trend.
Antoine Griezmann was also on the scoresheet and while the World Cup winner has mainly been utilised as a false nine, the Frenchman prefers the role of second striker, alongside a traditional big man.
Griezmann is 6/1 to break the deadlock and Messi is the favourite at 5/2. Philippe Coutinho is fit and raring to go after getting a run out in the rout and his creativity in the middle of the park has been badly missed.
The Blaugrana record buy is admired by Chelsea and Arsenal, but has ruled out leaving Camp Nou and is 17/10 to bag anytime. Team-mate Óscar Mingueza will continue in the backline after an assured couple of outings.
Barcelona are 4/9 to claim the spoils and can ill-afford any further slip ups if they are to climb the standings and be genuine title contenders.
One to watch for Cadiz: Alvaro Negredo is a useful option from the bench and with no recognised centre-halves at Koeman’s disposal, the big Spaniard could be influential. The ex-Real Madrid and Manchester City ace is 12/1 to register last.
One to watch for Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele will have to settle for a place on the substitutes bench if Braithwaite is to start. The talented winger is 7/1 to the hit the final effort.
Long shot: Koeman is already without Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti and now Clement Lenglet is unlikely to be available after hobbling off with an ankle injury in the clash with Los Rojillos. Barcelona also have a European fixture to navigate and there will be tired legs 72 hours later. A Cadiz 1-0 success is 19/1.