Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back from their first La Liga defeat of the season when they return to Santiago Bernabeu for Thursday’s contest against Cadiz.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Rayo Vallecano on Monday, while their visitors held Getafe to a goalless draw at the weekend.
Prior to Monday’s trip to Rayo Vallecano, a couple of draws were the only taints on the domestic notebook for Real Madrid, but their defence was breached three times.
Should Barcelona defeat Osasuna on Tuesday, the gap between the two Clasico rivals will be extended to five points before Real return to action, and a record of just one win from their last four across all competitions is not the sort of form that we have become accustomed to seeing from Los Blancos.
However, Real Madrid are unbeaten at the Bernabeu in across competitions this season, but they have also conceded once in each of their last six home matches, and Cadiz will take any glimmer of hope that they can get this week.
Three injuries, three red cards and over 100 minutes later, neither side could find the breakthrough in Cadiz’z clash with Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez over the weekend.
Having half-recovered from their disastrous start to the campaign, Cadiz have lost just one of their last eight La Liga matches – winning two and drawing the other five – but they remain in the relegation zone in 19th, with Celta Vigo and Sevilla only ahead on goal difference.
Depending on results elsewhere this week, Sergio Gonzalez’s side could potentially lift themselves to safety with a surprise win at the Bernabeu, and Real Madrid must certainly have their wits about them against a side who defeated their local rivals Atletico Madrid just two weekends ago.
Real Madrid vs Cadiz head to head
These two teams have previously met on seven occasions across two competitions, where Real have claimed three victories while Cadiz have won two, and they have drawn twice. Cadiz have scored seven goals and conceded nine. In their last five meetings, Cadiz have won two, Real one with two draws.
Cadiz 3-0 Real Madrid 03/12/15
Real Madrid 0-1 Cadiz 17/10/20
Cadiz 0-3 Real Madrid 21/04/21
Real Madrid 0-0 Cadiz 19/12/21
Cadiz 1-1 Real Madrid 15/05/22
Real Madrid latest home form
Real Madrid have recently been on a good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their 12 most recent matches. They managed to defeat Celtic 5-1 in their last home game in the Champions League. In their last five matches, they have scored 14 goals and conceded five.
Real Madrid 2-1 Shakhtar Donetsk 05/10/22
Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona 16/10/22
Real Madrid 3-1 Sevilla 22/10/22
Real Madrid 1-1 Girona 30/10/22
Real Madrid 5-1 Celtic 02/11/22
Real Madrid latest away form
Real Madrid have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having lost each of their two most recent matches. They lost 3-2 to Rayo Vallecano in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored nine goals and conceded seven.
Getafe 0-1 Real Madrid 08/10/22
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Real Madrid 11/10/22
Elche 0-3 Real Madrid 19/10/22
RB Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid 25/10/22
Rayo Vallecano 3-2 Real Madrid 07/11/22
Cadiz latest home form
Cadiz have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their four most recent matches. They managed to defeat Atletico Madrid 3-2 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded eight.
Cadiz 0-4 Barcelona 10/09/22
Cadiz 0-0 Villarreal 01/10/22
Cadiz 2-2 Espanyol 09/10/22
Cadiz 0-0 Real Betis 19/10/22
Cadiz 3-2 Atletico Madrid 29/10/22
Cadiz latest away form
Cadiz have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just one of their seven most recent matches. They drew 0-0 with Getafe in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored three goals and conceded nine.
Celta Vigo 3-0 Cadiz 02/09/22
Real Valladolid 0-1 Cadiz 16/09/22
Girona 1-1 Cadiz 15/10/22
Rayo Vallecano 5-1 Cadiz 22/10/22
Getafe 0-0 Cadiz 05/11/22
Real Madrid news
Real Madrid still have concerns over the fitness of Karim Benzema and Antonio Rudiger, with both men missing the defeat to Rayo Vallecano through muscular fatigue and hip overload respectively.
Rodrygo will continue as the focal point of the attack if Benzema misses out, while Toni Kroos missed out on Monday through suspension.
Hernandez is set to serve a one-game suspension after seeing red for two bookable offenses in the draw with Getafe, so Iza Carcelen should be given the nod at right-back.
Momo Mbaye, Joseba Zaldua and Jon Ander Garrido remain in the treatment room, so Jose Mari should fill in as a makeshift centre-back.
Prediction and Odds
After their first domestic defeat of the season, facing a Cadiz side with an extremely depleted defense should be the perfect game for Real Madrid to bounce back to winning ways.
This contest should provide Los Blancos with a much-needed win, even if their visitors have demonstrated a more resilient run of late.
Odds: 1 1.88 X 2.03 2 2.89
Real Madrid 1-0 Cadiz
Real Madrid 2-0 Cadiz
Real Madrid 2-1 Cadiz
Real Madrid 3-0 Cadiz
Real Madrid 3-1 Cadiz