Here we have everything you should know ahead of the Barcelona vs Cadiz match, start time, team news, score prediction, how to watch on TV, and live stream info.
Barcelona will host Cadiz in a La Liga clash on Monday, 18 April 2022. Cadiz will visit Camp Nou under relegation threat, currently at the 18th position in the table.
Already knocked out from all the European competitions, The Catalan club Barcelona will try to extend their 15-match unbeaten run in the La Liga.
Barcelona vs. Cadiz: Date, Time, and Venue
The Barcelona vs Cadiz will go underway on Monday, 18 April 2022, at 7:00 pm GMT, which is 9:00 pm local time.
It is going to be a home match for Barcelona that will be held at Camp Nou. After a disappointing show in the Camp Nou against Frankfurt, in which Barcelona were knocked out of the Europa League, the home side should hope to give the audience a comfortable win in this match.
Preview of the Match
It’s a season to forget for Xavi’s Barcelona. The Catalan club is already out of all the European competitions this season, out of the Copa del Rey cup, and also sitting too far behind the league leader Real Madrid in the La Liga Table.
However, the Catalans are enjoying a magnificent unbeaten run in the La Liga; they are unbeaten in 15 matches, with 11 wins and 4 draws. Barcelona has gathered 37 points out of 45, which is the highest in the league in the last 15 matches.
Before Xavi took over as Barcelona manager, the Blaugranes had a terrible collapse early in the season. However, Barcelona is coming out of the ashes, rising once more as a Spanish superpower as they beat Real Madrid by 4-0 goals in March.
After losing 3-4 goals on aggregate against Frankfurt in the Europa League, Barcelona is bound to end this season without a trophy. As Real Madrid is too far ahead on top of the La Liga table, Barcelona’s only target is to be in the top 4 this season, qualifying for the next UCL.
Barcelona’s defense can be a matter of concern in this match against Cadiz. The Barca back-four conceded 3 penalties in their 3-2 goals win against Levante. They conceded another penalty only 2 minutes into the match against Frankfurt, which started their downfall. On top of that, Gerard Pique will be unavailable in the defense due to injury.
On the other hand, Cadiz is in the relegation zone of the table, at the 18th place, only a point short of the safe zone. However, the team is showing good fighting spirit in recent matches. They went toe-to-toe against Atletico Madrid and Real Betis, though losing both the matches by 2-1 goals.
In the last matchday, Cadiz took the lead in the second half against Real Betis when Ivan Alejo scored in the 58th minute. They ended up losing the match by 2-1 goals. They beat Villarreal and drew against Valencia in the previous two matches before Real Betis, proving their fighting spirit.
As Barcelona is demotivated by the Frankfurt defeat, and the La Liga title is going out of hand, Cadiz can fancy their chances to break Barcelona’s unbeaten run.
The two sides met in a 0-0 draw at home to Cadiz this season.
Team News and Possible Lineup
Barcelona will miss Pique in the defense in this match due to injury. Sergino Dest is back from injury but is a doubt to start the match. Ronald Araujo is also unavailable due to yellow card suspension.
The Spanish youngster Pedri is out for the remaining season due to an injury against Frankfurt. Ferran Torres, Aubameyang, and Dembele are likely to start the match in the attack.
Barcelona Possible Lineup (4-3-3):
Ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Eric Garcia, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Frankie de Jong; Dembele, Aubameyang, Ferran Torres
Cadiz will miss Varazdat Haroyan, Florin Andone, and Iza due to injuries. Ruben Alcaraz will be unavailable because of yellow card suspension.
The Spanish forward Alvaro Negredo can be a threat against the Barcelona defense in this match. He has scored 6 goals in the La Liga this season.
Cadiz Possible Lineup (4-4-2):
Ledesma; Akapo, Hernandez, Chust, Espion; Alejo, Emeterio, Mari, Idrissi; Perez, Negredo
Injury concern in the defense and disaster against Frankfurt can demotivate Barcelona to do well in this match. On the other hand, Cadiz will give their best to avoid relegation.
Barcelona may not claim a clean sheet in this match, with both sides getting goals. Our experts predict that Barcelona should win the match by a narrow margin against Cadiz.
Score Prediction: Barcelona 2-1 Cadiz
How to Watch Barcelona vs. Cadiz
You can enjoy the Barcelona vs Cadiz match through LaLiga TV in the UK. ESPN+ will also live stream this match online in the United States.
This match will be broadcast through beIN Sports in the Middle East.