18 December 2021, 16:45 | 28 August 2021, 15:29
Real Madrid CF vs. Cadiz CF kicks off at 21:00 (GMT+1) on Sunday, December 19, at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
Preview Real Madrid La Liga, Dec 19, 2021
Preview Real Madrid's show of domestic dominance continued last weekend, as the Whites swept the La Liga champions Atlético de Madrid aside in a 2-0 win on home soil. Karim Benzema (16’) marked his return from injury with another goal to remain at the top of the league’s top scorers list, with a haul of 13 goals to his name. A well-executed counterattack from the Whites sent Atlético Madrid shirts racing to cover the lines minutes after the break. But little could be done to prevent Marco Asensio (57’) from finding the bottom corner, leaving Real Madrid with a two-goal lead until the final whistle. Madrid will be returning with five straight victories: WWWWW, while sitting at the top, eight points ahead of their closest rivals, Sevilla, having picked up 42 points after 13W, 3D, & 1L. Real Madrid has an impressive goal ratio of 2.29 goals per game this season, having scored 39 goals in 17 La Liga games. They have also conceded 15 goals (an average of 0.88 goals conceded per game) and have a G.D. of +24. Carlo Ancelotti has stuck to the 4—3—3 ever since his arrival, keeping Vinicius Jnr. and Karim Benzema in the attacking trio for a major portion of the season while making changes on the right. The same design is expected on Sunday without Asensio (COVID-19), along with five others who tested positive for coronavirus.
Preview Cádiz La Liga, Dec 19, 2021
Preview Following the 1-1 draw against Granada last weekend, Cadiz CF remained in 18th place on the La Liga table. Left-back Santiago Arzamendia (32’) put Cadiz in front after bagging the opener two minutes after the half-hour mark at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla. Cadiz were looking ripe for the win but were heartbroken when an effort from Granada’s Jorge Molina (88') found its way into the back of the net for the leveler. The draw leaves Cadiz with 13 points from 2W, 7D, and 8L, and a form that reads: WLLLD, ahead of this fixture against Real Madrid on Sunday. The club has 15 goals after 17 La Liga games. - A goal ratio of 0.88 goals scored per game. In addition, El Submarino Amarillo has conceded 31 goals (an average of 1.82 goals per 90) so far this season and has a G.D. of -16. Álvaro Cervera could line up the 4—4—1—1 formation once again with Anthony Lozano at the far end of the attacking duo.