Primera Division Gameweek 6
Sep 23, 2021 KO: 20:00

Cádiz CF - Barcelona

Estadio Ramón de Carranza Cádiz
Referee: Carlos del Cerro

Match preview

Pique to return? - How Barcelona could line up against Cadiz

The Barcelona captain came off the bench on Monday and could make his return to the starting XI

It will be one of the most important team selections of Ronald Koeman's career on Thursday when he picks his Barcelona starting XI for the La Liga clash against Cadiz.

Unfortunately for the Dutchman, he seems on the cusp of the sack at Camp Nou and even a victory against Cadiz could see him still go after a rift with president Joan Laporta and the club's fans.

Koeman also has his hands tied behind his back a bit, as Barca are going through an injury crisis to add to their already long list of problems.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen remains one of only a couple truly world class players left in the squad and he will start in goal.

Jordi Alba missed the 1-1 draw against Granada with Alejandro Balde coming in at left-back as his replacement. The youngster would get injured himself in that one which could mean Sergino Dest moving to the left against Cadiz, with Oscar Mingueza on the right.

Eric Garcia hasn't impressed since returning from Manchester City, so Gerard Pique could replace him in the centre of defence alongside Ronald Araujo, who scored the vital equaliser versus Granada.

Pedri is injured so Sergi Roberto will continue to partner Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets in midfield.

Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele are all injured, so Koeman doesn't have a lot to work with up top.

Therefore, Memphis Depay, Yusuf Demir and Philippe Coutinho could start again like they did on Monday.

Barcelona potential XI versus Cadiz

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  Average Match Rating  
5.8
  Home  
6.7
6.4
  Away  
7.2
6.1
  Total  
7.0

Match statistics

Cádiz CF
Statistics
Barcelona
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
6
11
Draws
7
5
Losses
7
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
22
43
Goals Per Game
1.10
2.15
More > 2.5 Goals
9
13
More > 3 Goals
4
7
Scored First in a Match
8
12
Scored Both Halves
2
6
Won More > 1 Goal
0
6
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
27
25
Did Not Score
4
2
Both Teams Scored
13
14
Kept Clean Sheet
4
5
Won Without Conceding
3
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
447
920
Possession
35
68
Passes
268
751
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
7.35
14
Shots on Target
2.40
6.00
Goals out of Shots
0.16
0.17
Crosses
19
13
Offsides
2.18
2.00
Penalties
0.30
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
21
9.07
Interceptions
9.60
9.53
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
20
10.00
Total Shots Conceded
14
9.85
Shots on Target Conceded
4.10
3.65
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.15
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
11
Yellow Cards
2.30
2.05
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

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  2. Knee Injury image description
  3. Muscle Strain image description
  4. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  5. Back Injury image description
  6. Unknown image description
  7. Knee Injury image description
  8. Tendon injury image description
  9. Knee Injury image description
  10. Unknown image description
  11. Meniscus injury image description