Barcelona vs Cadiz - La Liga: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction
By Tom Gott
Barcelona will seek to maintain their lead atop the La Liga table when they host Cadiz on Sunday.
Xavi's side have established a significant lead over rivals Real Madrid and come into this one in sparkling form, having avoided defeat in every game they have played since a loss to Bayern Munich on October 26, 2022. Since then, Barcelona have dropped points just twice.
Cadiz, on the other hand, sit 16th in La Liga, although a recent upturn in form has seen them climb out of the relegation zone. Maintaining that against the league leaders is an entirely different challenge.
Here's all you need to know about this one.
Where are Barcelona vs Cadiz playing?
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Stadium: Camp Nou
- Date: Sunday 19 February
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
- Referee: Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes
- VAR: Jose Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez
Barcelona vs Cadiz H2H Results (Last Five Games)
- Barcelona: 1 win
- Cadiz: 2 wins
- Draws: 2
Current Form (Last Five Games)
- Barcelona: WWWWD
- Cadiz: DLWLW
How to watch Barcelona vs Cadiz on TV and live stream
Television Channel/Live Stream
Viaplay Sports, La Liga TV
Barcelona team news
Pedri is the latest injury concern for Xavi, who will have to make do without the midfielder for around a month as a result of a hamstring injury. Ousmane Dembele is already sidelined with the same problem.
Sergio Busquets is looking to return from his own fitness problem but may be kept out of action to preserve his legs for the upcoming return leg against Manchester United.
Centre-back Ronald Araujo is suspended.
Barcelona predicted lineup vs Cadiz
(4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Christensen, Alonso, Balde; Gavi, De Jong, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Torres
Cadiz team news
Joseba Zaldua, Jon Ander Garrido and Jose Mari are all confirmed absentees and the trio are expected to be joined on the sidelines by David Gil, Juan Cala, Victor Chust and Alvaro Negredo.
Alfonso Espino has been suspended as a result of accumulating too many yellow cards.
Cadiz predicted lineup vs Barcelona
(4-4-2): Ledesma; Carcelen, Fali, Hernandez, Arzamendia; Bongonda, Alcaraz, Escalante, Ocampo; Roger, Guardiola
Barcelona vs Cadiz score prediction
Despite Cadiz's impressive track record against Barcelona, there's no way the away side should be coming away with a positive result from this one.
Barcelona are one of the most in-form sides in Europe right now, and while some necessary squad rotation might slow their momentum slightly, even the fringe players in Xavi's squad should be good enough for a test of this calibre.
If Barcelona go ahead early, there'll be plenty of tempo-disrupting substitutes to protect their players before the Man Utd game, so expect a comfortable, yet disjointed victory for the league leaders.
Prediction: Barcelona 3-0 Cadiz