Cadiz and Real Madrid are set to clash at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla in a highly-anticipated showdown, marking the final match of Sunday’s program in La Liga round 29.
Cadiz have been on a remarkable run lately, having secured a convincing 2-0 victory over Real Betis in their previous game, thereby extending their unbeaten streak to six games. However, their true test lies ahead as they face the mighty Real Madrid, whom they have only defeated once in their previous seven league encounters. Currently occupying the 14th position in the table with 31 points, Cadiz is just one point ahead of Getafe, and with six teams trailing closely with 28 and 27 points, the battle to avoid relegation is expected to intensify in the coming weeks.
On the other hand, Real Madrid, who are trailing behind LaLiga front-runners Barcelona by a considerable margin, remain determined to secure a win against Cadiz to keep their title hopes alive. They have been in fine form lately, securing a resounding 6-0 victory over Valladolid in their previous away game, and delivering a stunning 0-4 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey.
With their recent successes, they will be eager to maintain their momentum against Cadiz. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic La Liga odds with them.
Barring any new injury concerns, Sergio, the team's manager, is unlikely to make significant changes to the lineup that successfully overcame los Beticos. Unfortunately, Jeremias Ledesma, the talented goalkeeper, remains out of action due to a suspension. Additionally, Zaldua and Ander are doubtful to play against formidable opponents.
There is no change expected to the playing XI
Predicted Lineup: Gil, Hernandez, Carcelén, Fali, Espin, Fede, Alejo, Alcaraz, Sobrino, Guardiola, Roger
Carlo Ancelotti, the team's seasoned manager, is expected to field a lineup with one eye on their second-leg quarter-final encounter against Chelsea on Tuesday. This could result in the resting of key players to keep them fresh for the crucial European fixture. At present, the only expected absentee from the visiting team is Ferland Mendy.
Some players might get rest post the midweek game against Chelsea
Predicted Lineup: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Modric, Fernandez, kroos, Camavinga, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Cádiz, determined to secure a vital result against one of Spanish football's most storied teams, will seek to pose a serious threat to Real Madrid in front of their passionate Andalusian supporters, and will undoubtedly be looking to extend their recent run of success with another victory. Despite the home team's best efforts, Real Madrid's exceptional quality and depth, coupled with their resolute mentality, make them a formidable opponent. With everything to play for and pride at stake, both teams will be eager to give their all on the pitch in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.