Cadiz vs BarcelonaLa Liga, KO: 21:00 Sep 23, 2021, Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla
Fresh from their last gasp equalizer against Granada last time out, Barcelona will be aiming to close the gap on the leaders when they travel to the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla for a La Liga clash against Cadiz. Barca's unconvincing start means Cadiz will fancy their chances but the Catalans should do just enough to come out on top.
Cadiz are coming off a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo in their previous La Liga fixture. They went into the break with a two-goal lead thanks to efforts from Anthony Lozano and Alfonso Espino before conceding midway through the second half.
It was the first win of the campaign for Cadiz, who have endured a difficult start to the season. Alvaro Cervera’s men are without a win at home this term and have lost their two matches at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla this season.
Cadiz's poor home record stretches back to last season with just one win in their last seven matches. They have suffered four defeats in that run and have already conceded five goals in their two home matches this campaign.
Barcelona were disappointing in their previous La Liga fixture and were held 1-1 at home by Granada. They conceded early on and needed an injury header from Ronald Araujo to salvage a point.
Pressure continues to mount on manager Ronald Koeman with fans disappointed with recent results and unimpressed with the style of play. Despite all their problems, Barcelona are still unbeaten in La Liga this season with two wins and as many draws from four matches.
One problem that has plagued Barcelona this season is an inability to keep things tight at the back having conceded in every match so far.
How the bookies view it
Despite their problems, Barcelona are still considered overwhelming favourites by the bookies with an away win priced at 5/9 by SBK. A victory for Cadiz is valued at 28/5 by SBK while a draw is set at odds of 37/10 by novibet.
Head to head
Barcelona have a 2-1 advantage with one draw from four previous matches against Cadiz. However, they suffered a 2-1 defeat in this fixture last season.
Players to watch
Anthony Lozano and veteran striker Alvaro Negredo often feature in attack for Cadiz with both men scoring one goal each. Lozano is priced at 14/5 to score anytime while Negredo is valued at 59/20 by Sporting Index in the same market.
Memphis Depay remains the biggest attacking threat for Barcelona and has scored two goals this season. Unibet has the Dutch striker at evens to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
There was BTTS in the two matches between Cadiz and Barcelona last season and Friday’s clash can be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 7/9 SBK. Cadiz have seen over 2.5 goals in two of their last three matches and a repeat is priced at 4/6 with MansionBet.
Barcelona can also be tipped to earn a win and over 2.5 goals at 11/10 with bet365. There were more goals after the break between Cadiz and Barcelona last season and the second half could be picked as the highest scoring half at evens with betway.
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