R Madrid v Cádiz: LaLiga Action on Match-day 14
Thursday at Santiago Bernabeu, as RMA host Cádiz in the LaLiga.
Going into this match in nineteenth place, Cádiz face an up-hill struggle when they travel to second placed RMA.
It’s 32 points so far for R Madrid this season, going into this match
RMA will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Rayo Vallecano 3-2 in their last fixture.
Also, RMA keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 13 fixtures is astonishing this season, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their LaLiga position. With 32 points, they currently sit second in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 10 wins, 1 losses and 2 draws having won 10 meetings, drawn two games, and lost one game.
Cádiz will have to defy the odds when they travel to RMA, if they are to get anything out of the game. With RMA having won four meetings and drawn two games this season at home, this is a huge ask.
A win in this fixture would take R Madrid’s points to 35 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring stats of 31 goals (28 from open play and three penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Federico Valverde (6), Vinicius Junior (6), and Karim Benzema (5). RMA have conceded 13 goals.
Carlo Ancelotti could be missing up to two of their players through injury or illness for the game on Thursday.
Struggling Cádiz go to Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday and hope for a positive result
It was a 0-0 draw against Getafe in Cádiz’s last LaLiga outing, Sergio’s men will be hoping for a better result in this fixture.
Also, Cádiz seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with five draws in seven fixtures. Their position is nineteenth in the League and they have 11 points, that is, 2W, 6L and 5D having won two matches, drawn five meetings, and lost six games.
It must be a worrying prospect for Cádiz to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured one victory, two draws, and three losses to the home team.
Cádiz will have 14 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Sergio will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of four of his Cádiz players.
R Madrid v Cádiz – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels RMA and Cádiz have faced each other seven times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in RMA’s favour (4 – 1). Also, RMA remain unbeaten in their last three matches at Santiago Bernabeu against Cádiz. The last time both teams met in this competition was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.
For RMA, Federico Valverde scoredsix goals in 13 League fixtures this campaign, while Alex is one of the top performing players after having scoredtwo goals in 13 League matches so far for Cádiz.
Other players of note for RMA are Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema with six goals and five goals respectively and for Cádiz are Alex and Ruben Sobrino with two goals both.