December 18, 2021

Real Madrid vs Cadiz | Pre-Match Analysis & Team News

Real Madrid face Cadiz in their 18th matchday of the La Liga season as Los Blancos look to extend their winning streak to 11 games. Los Blancos are currently top of the table, eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla, while Cadiz occupy the 18th position, two points behind 17th-placed Alavés ahead of the next set of La Liga fixtures. Real Madrid’s excellent run of form also allowed them to claim first spot in Group D in the Champions League, and they have been paired with French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 stage of the competition.

Rodrygo and Marcos Asensio join Modrić, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, and Andriy Lunin on the list of Real Madrid players who tested positive for COVID-19

The home team’s preparations for this match have been interrupted by a COVID-19 outbreak in the camp, but it has seemingly been contained and Los Blancos will take to the field this weekend looking for their 14th La Liga victory of what has been an impressive season to date.

REAL MADRID TEAM NEWS

Real Madrid will be missing Rodrygo, Marcelo, Marco Asensio, Andriy Lunin and Gareth Bale due to positive coronavirus tests.

Karim Benzema and Carvajal are also not the favorites to start the game as both of them have suffered muscular problems after the Madrid derby.

Following the covid reports, Eden Hazard is in a favorable position to start in the three-man attack.

Real Madrid possible starting lineup:

Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Camavinga; Hazard, Jovic, Vinicius

Cadiz possible starting lineup:

Ledesma; Akapo, Fali, Cala, Espino; Fernandez, Jonsson, Alarcon; Alejo, Lozano, Arzamendia

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