Real Madrid vs Cádiz


Real Madrid will be looking to record their 11th straight win in all competitions when they continue their La Liga campaign at home to Cadiz on Sunday night.

Los Blancos are currently top of the table, eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla, while Cadiz occupy 18th position, two points behind 17th-placed Alaves ahead of the next set of La Liga fixtures.
Real Madrid vs Cádiz
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Real Madrid will look to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season when they return to Santiago Bernabeu for Thursday's La Liga encounter with relegation-threatened Cadiz.
Los Blancos fell to surprising 3-2 defeat at the hands of Rayo Vallecano in what was a deserved victory for the hosts, who dominated the game against the reigning Spanish champions.
The result meant Real Madrid have now dropped two points behind league leader Barcelona in La Liga table. They have only won one of their last four matches in all competitions, a 5-1 thrashing of Celtic in the Champions League, and will look to return to winning ways against minnows Cadiz.
Indeed, a record of 10 wins, four draws and one defeat from 17 matches has allowed Carlo Ancelotti's side to collect 42 points, which has left them eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla, while they have a 13-point advantage over the reigning champions Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos recorded a huge 2-0 victory over Atletico in the league last weekend, while they have also beaten Real Sociedad and Sevilla in recent weeks, and the capital giants will fancy their chances of overcoming Cadiz and Athletic Bilbao in their final two games before the winter break.
Real Madrid's excellent run of form also allowed them to claim first spot in Group D in the Champions League, and they have been paired with French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 stage of the competition.
The home team's preparations for this match have been interrupted by a COVID-19 outbreak in the camp, but it has seemingly been contained, and Los Blancos will take to the field this weekend looking for their 14th La Liga victory of what has been an impressive season to date.

Predicted XI

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois(GK); Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius
Cadiz predicted XI: Ledesma(GK); Carcelen, Cala, Mari, Espino; Ocampo, Fede Emeterio, Fernandez, Bongonda; Sobrino, Lozano

Tonight's other LaLiga games

n case you missed them, there were two other games played in LaLiga tonight:
Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Celta Vigo
Valencia 3-0 Real Betis
Alvaro Cervera's side also drew 1-1 against Granada in the league last weekend, but this game will be their final contest of the year, with their next fixture scheduled for January 3 against Sevilla.
Cadiz might be the underdogs heading into Sunday's contest, but they recorded a famous 1-0 victory at Bernabeu in the corresponding match last term courtesy of a goal from Anthony Lozano.Real Madrid vs Cadiz confirmed lineups
Real Madrid XI (4-3-3) : Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr
Cadiz XI (4-4-2) : Ledesma; Carcelen, Fali, Cala, Espino; Alejo, Alcarez, Fede, Sobrino; Alex, Lozano
Real Madrid will be missing Rodrygo, Marcelo, Marco Asensio, Andriy Lunin and Gareth Bale due to positive coronavirus tests, while Dani Ceballos will be absent due to an ankle problem.
Cádiz remain second from bottom but anything from tonight's game would've been a bonus. 


T MP W D L
16
EspanyolESP
12 14 2 6 6
17
CeltaCEL
12 14 3 3 8
18
SevillaSEV
11 14 2 5 7
19
CádizCAD
11 14 2 5 7
20
ElcheELC
4 14 0 4 10

Here's the updated league table. A big win for Madrid. Four or five points would've been a big gap...

T MP W D L
1
BarcelonaBCN
37 14 12 1 1
2
Real MadridRMA
35 14 11 2 1
3
R. SociedadRSO
26 14 8 2 4
4
AthleticATH
24 14 7 3 4
5
AtléticoATM
24 14 7 3 4