Cádiz vs Barcelona Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Dec 4, 2020, 4:15 PM GMT
Antoine Griezmann, Jordi Alba
Barcelona have finally found some form | Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images
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Barcelona are back in La Liga action as they face a feisty Cádiz outfit at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza on Saturday.

The Blaugrana are finally picking up results under Ronald Koeman and will want to build on their excellent form.

Cádiz made a strong start to the season but have dipped of late. They'll be looking to make history as they aim for a first-ever victory against Barcelona.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to victory last weekend | David Ramos/Getty Images

Here's 90min's preview of the game.

Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Saturday 5 December
What Time Is Kick Off? 20:00 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? Ramon de Carranza Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Premier Player HD (UK), beIN Sports (US)

Team News

Barcelona are facing a defensive crisis with Samuel Umtiti, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto all out injured.

Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong are all expected to return to the starting XI after being rested for Wednesday's win against Ferencvaros.

Coutinho
Coutinho looks at home again | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

For Cádiz, Alvaro Negredo is expected to return to the starting XI this weekend after returning to full training following a spell on the sidelines.

Jose Mari and Juan Cala both still absent but Alvaro Cervera could call upon the services of Augusto Fernandez and Anthony Lozano with the duo having recovered from minor injury issues.

Salvi Sanchez is expected to shake off a calf issue but Luismi Quezada remains doubtful.

Predicted Lineups

Cádiz: Ledesma; Carcelen, Mauro, Fali, Espino; Garrido, Alex, Jonsson; Perea, Negredo, Sanchez

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets; Dembele, Messi, Coutinho; Griezmann

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Cádiz have picked up just a solitary point from the last nine available; they remain one point and one position above Barça heading into the weekend's tie.

Cervera's men lost to Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad on either side of the international break before drawing away at Elche last week.

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Cádiz have already beaten Real Madrid this season | PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty Images

Barça, meanwhile, enter Saturday's clash on the back of another impressive Champions League win, recording a 3-0 success away to Ferencvaros on Wednesday.

However, they have been disappointing domestically as they languish in seventh place in La Liga - which goes far below the reasonable standards of the Catalan outfit.

Here's how both sides have fared in their last five games in all competitions.

Cádiz

Elche 1-1 Cádiz (28/11)
Cádiz 0-1 Real Sociedad (21/11)
Atletico Madrid 4-0 Cádiz (08/11)
Eibar 0-2 Cádiz (31/10)
Cádiz 0-0 Villarreal (25/10)

Barcelona

Ferencváros 0-3 Barcelona (03/12)
Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna (29/11)
Dynamo Kyiv 0-4 Barcelona (24/11)
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (21/11)
Barcelona 5-2 Real Betis (07/11)

Prediction

Ronald Koeman
Koeman's finally got Barcelona playing good football | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Barcelona would hold all the cards going into the tie but face a stern test with injuries mounting in the defence.

Cádiz have stumbled after an eye-catching start to the seasons and injuries aren't boding well for them either.

Though they've shown that they can be dangerous against the best sides in the division, Barcelona will have too much firepower for the newly-promoted club. It won't be a walk in the park for Koeman's men, but they'll take a narrow win all day long anyway.

Prediction: Cadiz 2-3 Barcelona

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