The match of the 29th round of La Liga between Cadiz and Real Madrid will take place on April 15 at the stadium “Ramon de Carranza”.
The Andalusians were able to beat Betis 2-0 on the road last matchday. This allowed them to climb to 14th position and take a four-point lead from the relegation zone. In the last six league games the team lost only one encounter, claiming two wins and three draws. It should be noted that in the previous 8 games of La Liga in “Cadiz” games only in 1 game was scored more than two goals.
Sergio Gonzalez’s charges lost their last home game to Sevilla 0-2. Although, before that, the team did not lose on home field for 10 games in La Liga (4 wins and 6 draws).
The Madrid side lost unexpectedly at the Santiago Bernabeu to Villarreal in their last La Liga match, 2-3. This increased the gap to 13 points behind leading Barcelona, with Atlético Atlético closing in on Real Madrid by two points. Carlo Ancelotti’s charges have noticeably slowed down closer to the finish of the championship: in the last 6 games the team has only two wins, and there have also been two draws and two defeats.
The Madrid team’s performance on the road also deteriorated. Thus, in the last 4 away games of the championship the team failed to win in 3 games (1 draw and 2 defeats). In addition, in this series of away games, Real Madrid failed to score in two games.
The Andalusian club can take advantage of Madrid’s busy schedule in the Champions League, after all, Carlo Ancelotti’s charges have two matches against Chelsea in the European Cup this week. “Cadiz” is not so simple on their field, although they have only the 18th result in the league in terms of play at home matches: in 14 games the team has lost only four times, and three times in meetings with opponents from the top seven. “Real” is clearly focused on the Spanish Cup and the Champions League, and they have already resigned themselves to the fact that they will not be able to catch up with Barcelona.
Most likely, a number of the Madrid club players will start the match on the bench, as they will be rested after their first meeting in the European Cup. So we can expect the home team to at least not lose in the first 45 minutes. Moreover, Sergio Gonzalez’s charges have a good record in the 1st half – in the last 12 home games the team had 6 wins, 5 times there was a draw, and only in one game Cadiz lost. And in this series of games the Andalusians conceded only 1 goal in the first half.