La Liga frontrunners Real Madrid meet promoted Cadiz in weekend action. The champions have taken maximum points from three of their first four matches, while Álvaro Cervera’s men are currently in 8th on their return to Spain’s top flight. The Yellow Submarine finished second in the the 2019-20 Segunda campaign behind Huesca.
Where and when: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 17 October, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Cadiz: LaLigaTV
Last time: Roberto Carlos, David Beckham and Robinho were all on the scoresheet during the 3-1 victory in January 2006.
Real Madrid v Cadiz Predictions and Preview
It was a busy summer of outgoings for Real with a host of high-profile stars heading for the exit door. Zinedine Zidane sanctioned the sale of Sergio Reguilon to Tottenham Hotspur, despite the marauding full-back’s displays in Europe for Sevilla, while James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and Achraf Hakimi all departed the club.
Brahim Diaz, Borja Mayoral and Jesus Vallejo were sent on loan and Zinedine Zidane has not been left with the biggest squad as Madrid contest on three fronts this year.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Vinicius to score last||5/1||Offer|
|Real Madrid to win 2-0||9/2||Offer|
|Under 1.5 goals||10/3||Offer|
The 34-time La Liga winners did welcome Martin Odegaard and Alvaro Odriozola back in to the ranks and the Norwegian will be given an opportunity to stake a first-team berth after flourishing at Real Sociedad.
Odegaard is part of an exciting generation of Norway players coming through and if reports are to be believed, compatriot Erling Haaland could be joining the midfielder at Santiago Bernabéu in 2022 when his modest €75m release clause comes in to effect. Odegaard is 3/1 to net anytime and will link up with Karim Benzema and Vinicius in attack.
The Madrid number 9 recently celebrated reaching 250 goals for the Spanish heavyweights and has really stepped up since Cristiano Ronaldo’s switch to Juventus. The vice-captain struck on 27 occasions in all competitions last term and is 12/5 to open proceedings. Sergio Ramos is 11/2 in the same market and the home dressing room are 1/5 to claim the spoils.
With the exception of the 3-1 defeat against Sevilla, visitors Cadiz have given a really good account of themselves in their five fixtures to date. The Yellow Submarine will set up in a 4-4-2 formation with Alex Fernandez and Anthony Lozano leading the line and the duo have struck up a fine partnership after firing the Andalusian outfit to the top tier. Fernandez is 6/1 to notch anytime and Cadiz are 14/1 to pull off a shock result. The draw is 5/1.
One to watch for Real Madrid: With Eden Hazard on the treatment table, Marco Asensio will be expected to ease the burden on Benzema. The winger was slammed by national boss Luis Enrique for his perceived poor attitude and lack of commitment and has a point to prove. Asensio is 27/5 to grab the final effort.
One to watch for Cadiz: Lozano hit double figures for the Andalusians last season and saw his temporary deal made permanent. The pacey Honduran is 14/1 to score anytime.
Long shot: Real have not been at their vintage best but, ominously for the chasing pack, still sit at the top of the standings. A 4-0 success for Los Blancos is 10/1 and would be the perfect tonic ahead of El Clasico a week on Saturday.