Primera Division Gameweek 18
Dec 19, 2021 KO: 20:00

Real Madrid - Cádiz CF

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid
Referee: Santiago Jaime

Match preview

Los Blancos down to bare bones - How Real Madrid could line up against Cadiz

Carlo Ancelotti has some major selection issues ahead of the Primera Division clash against Cadiz

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti will be without a flurry of stars for Sunday's La Liga match against Cadiz.

Positive Covid test results for Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, Marcelo, Andriy Lunin and Gareth Bale will see all of those players miss out.

Luka Modric also tested positive for the virus but more recently turned in a negative test, so it remains to be seen as to whether he will be available to play.

Dani Carvajal and Karim Benzema are also unlikely to be involved as they are carrying a couple of knocks, which could mean rare starts for Lucas Vazquez and Luka Jovic.

Dani Ceballos is also missing with an ankle problem.

Thibaut Courtois will start in goal as always, with Vazquez, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Ferland Mendy set to make up the back four, with Nacho also an option at right-back.

If Modric cannot play, expect Federico Valverde to be given a start alongside Toni Kroos and Casemiro.

With so many attacking players unavailable, Eden Hazard could be given the opportunity to impress, although it might be out of position on the right-hand side of the front three.

Luka Jovic will lead the line, with in-form Vinicius Junior on the left.

Predicted Real Madrid XI v Cadiz

Match statistics

Real Madrid
Statistics
Cádiz CF
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
16
4
Draws
2
8
Losses
2
8
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
45
25
Goals Per Game
2.25
1.25
More > 2.5 Goals
13
9
More > 3 Goals
4
8
Scored First in a Match
13
8
Scored Both Halves
11
3
Won More > 1 Goal
8
1
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
14
33
Did Not Score
2
6
Both Teams Scored
11
11
Kept Clean Sheet
9
5
Won Without Conceding
7
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
411
Possession
-
30
Passes
-
248
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
11
Shots on Target
6.65
3.15
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.12
Crosses
-
6.00
Offsides
2.56
2.64
Penalties
0.10
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
21
Interceptions
-
7.00
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
-
8.00
Total Shots Conceded
12
13
Shots on Target Conceded
4.11
4.78
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.13
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
12
Yellow Cards
1.45
2.40
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

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Suspended

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