FC Barcelona vs Cadiz: Match Preview

Barca vs Cadiz

FC Barcelona return for some La Liga Santander action following the 2-2 draw in the UEFA Europa League play-offs against Manchester United. The Catalans now face the ever-so-tricky Cadiz CF as they welcome the latter to their home in the Spotify Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona vs Cadiz: Match Details

Date: Sunday, 19th February 2023

Time: 09:00 pm Central European Time

Venue: Spotify Camp Nou

Competition: La Liga Santander

Matchday: 22

Referee: Pablo González Fuertes

FC Barcelona vs Cadiz: Match Overview

Following the enthralling 2-2 draw that occurred in their previous game against Manchester United, FC Barcelona now return to the competition that is arguably Xavi Hernandez’s priority in terms of silverware: La Liga Santander.

Currently sitting atop the La Liga table, FC Barcelona have thus far amassed a mightily impressive 56 points from a total of 21 matches played this season. Simultaneously, they maintain the best defensive record domestically across all of Europe, having conceded a total of 7 times only thus far.

Visiting the Spotify Camp Nou is a team FC Barcelona have ended up becoming quite acquainted with over recent seasons, Cadiz CF. Albeit not having the best of seasons, seeing as they are sitting at a lowly 16th in the league as of the time of publishing this preview, they have in total amassed 22 points from as many games as the Catalans have played, 21.

In terms of form, there is a stark difference. Following the draw against Manchester United, FC Barcelona remain unbeaten in their last 17 games across all competitions, as well as maintaining a perfect record across their previous 5 La Liga games, having won all 5.

On the contrary, Cadiz have been having something of a mixed bag to deal with in terms of recent form. The team from Andalusia has 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw from their previous 5 league games. Despite the rather wavy record, they remain a resilient side to beat, as getting a result over them is never quite that straightforward.

This remains reflected in an interesting statistic concerning the Andalusian side’s recent clashes with FC Barcelona in Camp Nou, with the latter having been unable to beat Cadiz at their Blaugrana home since the visitor’s promotion in 2020.

Despite that, along with even the injuries and suspensions Barca must endure for this clash, La Blaugrana should have enough firepower to take all 3 points from this game ideally.

Their massive 8-point lead over Real Madrid has temporarily reduced to 5, as the team from Madrid just recently won their 22nd league game, with Barcelona’s own 22nd against Cadiz just coming up. To return to their desired 8-point gap, winning at Camp Nou in this clash is pivotal for FC Barcelona’s season and momentum.

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