Barcelona travel to Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla to face Cadiz in La Liga on Thursday. It will be the second of three games they will play in six days.
The Catalan giants are unbeaten in the league after four games, but dropped points in a disappointing encounter against Granada in their last outing.
Cadiz claimed their first victory of the 2021-22 campaign against Celta Vigo on Saturday. The goals of Anthony Lozano and Alfonso Espino in the first half were enough to secure the victory.
Cadiz vs Barcelona Head-to-Head
The two teams have faced each other 26 times in all competitions. They first met in 14 years last season and surprisingly Cadiz were undefeated in both of their meetings against Barcelona.
Barcelona have been the dominant team in this game and have recorded 19 wins so far. Cadiz has just two wins to its name while four games have ended in draws.
They last met in the league at Camp Nou in February. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with Alex Fernández canceling Lionel Messi’s first-half goal with an 89th-minute equalizer.
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Cadiz vs Barcelona Team news
There are some injury issues for Los Piratas here. Jon Ander Garrido is absent with a knee injury, José Mari has a thigh injury, while Alberto Perea, Carlos Akapo and Juan Cala are uncertain.
Cala served a one-game suspension in the win over Celta Vigo and is in contention for the game.
Injured: Jon Ander Garrido, José Mari
Doubtful: Alberto Perea, Carlos Akapo, Juan Cala
Jordi Alba, Pedri, Martin Braithwaite, Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati remain on the sidelines for the visitors. Álex Baldé was also eliminated in the 1-1 draw against Granada and is a doubt for the game.
Moussa Wagué is still recovering from a serious knee injury and should not appear here.
Injuries: Jordi Alba, Pedri, Martin Braithwaite, Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele, Moussa Wagué
Doubtful: Ansu Fati, lex Baldé
Cadiz vs Barcelona Predicted XI
Cadiz Predicts XI (4-4-2): Jérémie Ledesma; Alfonso Espino, Varazdat Haroyan, Víctor Chust, Isaac Carcelén; Fali, Tomas Alarcon, Alex Fernandez, Anthony Lozano; Salvi Sanchez, Alvaro Negredo
Barcelona Predicted XI (4-3-3): Marc-André ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Sergi Roberto; Philippe Coutinho, Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong
Cadiz vs Barcelona prediction
Both teams have been without a clean sheet this season. Barcelona were content with a draw despite holding 78% against Granada and the team do not seem confident at the moment.
Cadiz will be carried by their first victory of the campaign and hope to replicate that performance here. All things considered, we predict the game will end in a dead end.
Prediction: Cadiz 1-1 Barcelona.