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Cadiz vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

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Barcelona are looking to bounce back against Cadiz
Barcelona are looking to bounce back against Cadiz / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

An out of form Barcelona take on Cadiz on Thursday night, looking to spark their season into life following a troubling couple of weeks.

The Blaugrana's off-field problems have well and truly seeped into their on-field displays. Ronald Koeman's side rescued a point against Granada on Monday, after centre-backs Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo played as strikers for the final 15 minutes of the game.

The Dutch coach pronounced tiki taka dead at the scene of the crime, heaping the pressure on himself and his currently mid-table side. Cadiz enter this match having just picked up their first three points of the season in a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo, and they'll be looking to add to that tally against their struggling visitors.

Barça need three points to ease the strain on Koeman, but their hosts will sense weakness and make it a tough evening for the heavy favourites. Who will come out on top?

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

Where to watch Cadiz vs Barcelona on TV/live stream

When Is Kick Off? Thursday 23 September
What Time Is Kick Off? 21:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Ramon de Carranza Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? LaLiga TV/bet365 (UK), ESPN + (US)

Cadiz vs Barcelona team news

Memphis Depay
One of Barça's only attacking options / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

While Koeman is doing himself no favours with some of his outbursts and comments regarding the state of current Barcelona, it's hard to lay the blame entirely at his door - especially when you consider the list of mounting injuries.

The Dutchman will be without a recognised left-back for the trip to Cadiz, as starlet Alejandro Balde now joins Jordi Alba on the treatment table. Sergino Dest started against Granada, and he could be shifted to the left of the defence to resolve the full-back problem.

Pedri is also out after he picked up a muscle injury in the heavy defeat to Bayern Munich, and the likes of Sergio Aguero, Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite and Ousmane Dembele are still missing.

As for Cadiz, they may be looking to make few changes to a side that collected their first win of the season in their last outing, although centre-back Cala could re-enter the fold, as he returns from suspension.

Cadiz vs Barcelona predicted lineups

Cádiz: Ledesma; Carcelen, Cala, Haroyan, Espino; Moya, Fali, Alarcon; Salvi, Sobrino, Lozano

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Pique, Araujo, Garcia; Roberto, Busquets, F. De Jong, Coutinho, Dest; Depay, Demir

Cadiz vs Barcelona head-to-head record

Barça struggled in this fixture last season / JOSEP LAGO/Getty Images

Prior to last season, Barça held a stunning record over Cadiz - although admittedly, they hadn't faced each other too often in the recent past. The Blaugrana won both meetings in the 2005/06 campaign, and we have to go back to 1992/93 for their next encounters.

However, last season saw Cadiz collect an incredible four points from a possible six against the Catalan giants, stunning them with a 2-1 win at home, and scoring a last-minute penalty to bag a famous equaliser at Camp Nou in the reverse fixture.

Can the hosts make it three games unbeaten against the heavy favourites?

Cadiz vs Barcelona score prediction

Ronald Koeman
Under pressure / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Predicting a Barça victory is no longer the safe bet it once was. Koeman's men are a complete and utter shambles, and watching them swing crosses into Pique and Araujo was a sad sign of how far they've fallen.

However, they should have enough to sneak past Cadiz, who have yet to win a game at home this season. There are still goals in this side with Depay up top, and Yusuf Demir has shown flashes of his talent in his recent performances.

It won't be easy, vintage or even attractive, but we back Barça to get the job done against Cadiz.

Prediction: Cadiz 1-2 Barcelona