Real Madrid will attempt to take charge of their La Liga title defense this week when they play host to Cadiz. The match schedules for Wednesday at Estadio Ramon de Carranza, with a kickoff at 11 pm.
Both teams come off the back of goalless stalemates in their previous encounters, with Cadiz and Celta Vigo canceling each other while the Los Blancos no finding the back of the net against Getafe.
Real Madrid president Perez has come under heavy criticism, especially for steering the thoughts of a European Super League. Six Premier League teams are currently underway retreating from the league after heavy backfire from fans and the overall football world.
Zinedine Zidane has Thibaut Courtois to thank following their goalless stalemate with Getafe after an injury crisis seems to catch up with the Los Blancos. The side missed a chance to close on title leaders Atletico Madrid on a point.
Positively, the Los Blancos currently strung an amazing 15-match unbeaten streak across all competitions. The side has another hassle on their back with a Champions League semi-finals crash with Chelsea.
On the other hand, Cadiz was on the back of back to back wins in the La Liga for the first time in their trip to Celta Vigo. The hosts currently sit comfortably 13th in league with seven games left to play and nine points clear of relegation woes.
Cadiz vs. Real Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have two games against each other, with each side taking home one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Cadiz 0-0 Celta Vigo
Getafe 0-1 Cadiz
Cadiz 1-2 Valencia
Deportivo Alaves 1-1 Cadiz
Cadiz 1-0 Eibar
Getafe 0-0 Real Madrid
Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona
Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Real Madrid 2-0 Eibar
Cadiz Team News
Cadiz defender Juan Cala – who recently got clear of racial abuse accusations against Diakhaby – picked up muscular problems and remained a doubt against the champions. Marcos Mauro and Fali earned a spot in the starting XI after keeping a clean sheet in their last clash.
Real Madrid Team News
Zidane receives a major injury boost with Nacho Fernandez and Casemiro, who returns from suspension. Eden Hazard is ready to return to the field after an injury-hit season keeping the Belgian International out of the starting lineup.
Prediction and Odds
Cadiz is building a reputation against the big clubs,whereas Madrid has a lot to lose in case they fail to turn up.
Real Madrid Win
Goals Over 2.5
First to Score: Real Madrid