Candidates for the title, Barcelona travels to Cadiz, a team that is currently suffering in La Liga. They will be looking to make it four straight victories when they play there on Saturday evening.
The away team comes into this match on the strength of a 5-1 victory in the Champions League against Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday, while the home team, Cadiz, is coming off of a 3-0 loss to Celta Vigo in their most recent league play.
They finished 12th in the top tier in 2020-21 before securing 17th place in the previous season, which secured another season at this level for Cadiz. Cadiz’s return to La Liga was ensured after they finished in second place in the Segunda Division in the 2019-20 season.
But at the end of the previous season, the Yellow Submarine were only one point ahead of 18th-placed Granada, and early signs suggest that the club may have a hard time staying in the top division for the 2023-2024 season.
Due to the strength of Real Madrid, Barcelona will be aware that their space to make mistakes in La Liga is limited.
Celta Vigo beat Cádiz 3-0 in their last La Liga game, so they will want to avoid a similar result today.
During that match, Cadiz held 42% of the possession and attempted 7 attempts on goal, but none of them were successful. Celta Vigo had 9 shots on goal, and they were only able to hit the target 5 times. Iago Aspas scored twice (at the 56′ and 75′ marks) and Oscar scored once (at the 62′ mark) for Celta Vigo.
In recent decades, Cádiz has been badly underperforming its potential. During their past six matches, they have only managed to score two goals against various opponents. This brings their “goals for” total down to only two. During those contests, Cádiz has been on the receiving end of a total of 11 goals that have been scored against them.
The previous encounter that Barcelona played in was for the Champions League, and they won 5-1 over Viktoria Plzeň. They will come into this match with that momentum.
In that game, Barcelona had possession for 76% of the time and had 20 shots on goal, with 11 of them finding their mark. Franck Kessié scored for Barcelona in the thirteenth minute, Robert Lewandowski scored in the thirty-fourth, forty-fifth, and sixty-seventh minutes, and Ferrán Torres scored in the seventieth minute. Eight of Viktoria Plze’s shots were sent toward the goal, but only one of them was successful.
The Barcelona defense has been on a roll of late, as seen by the fact that they have only conceded four goals in their last six matches combined. This impressive run of play has helped them achieve this remarkable feat. During the same time span, their own offensive unit was successful in scoring 16 goals.
Injured and suspended
Cádiz: (Jon Ander Garrido, Rubén Alcaraz).
Barcelona clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Cádiz vs Barcelona Predicted XI
Cádiz Predicted XI: Ledesma, Zaldua, Hernandez, Fali, Espino, Alarcon, Blanco, Fernandez, Alejo, Lozano, Ocampo.
Barcelona Predicted XI: ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Garcia, Balde, Gavira, Busquets, de Jong, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Torres.
Despite the fact that Cadiz’s recent record against them is impressive, it would be surprising for Blaugrana to lose points in this game, as the team has been clicking into gear ever since their draw with Rayo almost one month ago.
The Barcelona team has a good chance of getting a lot of chances to score and shots on goal.
On the other hand, Cádiz will have a hard time scoring, even though we expect them to be dangerous at different times during the game.
After ninety minutes of play, we anticipate that Barcelona will come out on top with a respectable 1-3 victory.
On Sunday at midday, the defending champions of La Liga, Real Madrid, will play host to Mallorca in the Spanish top division.
While the Santiago Bernabeu was undergoing more renovations throughout the month of August, Los Blancos did not play their first home match of the season until the previous Saturday. Madrid’s victory over Real Betis by a score of 2-1 was well deserved, as they suffered only one defeat on their own field in the league throughout the previous season.
In the meantime, Carlo Ancelotti’s squad will be coming into this encounter on the heels of a victory in the Champions League. On Tuesday night, Carlo Ancelotti’s squad defeated Celtic 3-0 in their opening group match.
With one victory, two draws, and one defeat so far this season, Mallorca is off to a respectable start. They barely avoided being demoted the previous year, and it’s possible that they’ll finish towards the bottom of the table once more.
Real Madrid WWWWWW
After defeating Celtic by a score of 0-3 in the Champions League, Real Madrid is looking to continue their winning ways.
Real Madrid had 65 percent of the possession in that game, and they had 12 shots on goal, with six of them finding the target. Vinicius Junior (in the 56th minute), Luka Modric (in the 60th minute), and Eden Hazard (in the 77th minute) scored for Real Madrid. Celtic had ten shots on goal, but only four of them were on target.
There have been at least three goals scored in each of the last five and a half matches that Real Madrid has played in. In these games, their competitors scored a total of four, while Real Madrid racked up a total of sixteen.
Mallorca’s most recent match, which was a La Liga match against Girona FC, ended in a 1-1 draw.
During that encounter, Mallorca controlled 52 percent of the ball and had 10 shots on goal, with four of them finding the back of the net. Antonio Rallo was the lone player to score for Mallorca, and he did it in the 87th minute. Their competitors from Girona had ten shots on goal, with four of them landing on target. The Mallorca defense has put together a string of strong performances, resulting in a reduction in goals conceded to four over the course of their most recent six matches. In the same amount of time, their own offensive unit was successful in scoring 8 goals.
Injured and suspended
Real Madrid: (Jesús Vallejo, Éder Militão, Karim Benzema)
Mallorca: (Amath Ndiaye, Ángel Rodríguez)
Real Madrid vs Mallorca Predicted XI
Real Madrid Predicted XI: Courtois, Vazquez, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy, Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos, Rodrygo, Hazard, Júnior.
Mallorca Predicted XI: Rajkovic, Maffeo, Valjent, Raillo, Copete, Costa, Grenier, Battaglia, D Rodriguez, Kang-in, Muriqi.
We believe that Mallorca are capable of scoring against this Real Madrid team; nevertheless, we predict that the number of goals they score against Real Madrid won’t be quite as high as the number of goals Mallorca will have scored against them.
Our prediction is for there to be goals scored by both clubs, with the final score being a 2-1 victory for Real Madrid.
In Buenos Aires, it’s time for “El Clasico” again. This time the match between Boca Juniors and River Plate is played at the Estadio Alberto José Armando, which fans from all over the world know more simply as the “Bombonera.”
Coach Hugo Benjamin Ibarra’s Boca is unbeaten in 7 games between the league and the Argentine Cup with 5 wins, including 4 in the league, and in the last round they beat Colon de Santa Fe away 1-2 with goals from Norberto Briasco and Luca Daniel Langoni.
Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate also performed well in the last 7 games with 5 wins, including 4 in the league, and in the last match they beat Barracas Central at home 2-0 with goals from Nicolas De La Cruz and Miguel Borja, but collected the expulsion of Bruno Zuculini, who will therefore be disqualified. Diego González, Sebastián Villa, and Exequiel Zeballos will be absent from Boca just like Pablo Solari and Robert Rojas.
Boca Juniors WDDWWW
After defeating Colón by a score of 1-2 in the Superliga, Boca Juniors will be looking to build off of their most recent victory and hope for more of the same.
During that encounter, Boca Juniors held control of the ball for 55% of the time and had 9 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target. Norberto Briasco (in the 11th minute) and Luca Daniel Langoni (in the 73rd minute) were the goal scorers for Boca Juniors. Colón, the team they were playing against, had 18 shots on goal, with 7 of them hitting the target. Colón’s goal was scored by Luis Miguel Rodrguez (at the 40-minute mark).
The Boca Juniors backline has been having a lot of success as of late, as seen by their more recent scorelines, which truly do underline the case. The total number of goals that have been scored at the Boca Juniors goal throughout the course of their last six matches stands at three. Boca Juniors have done a good job of keeping things tight.
River Plate WWDWDW
River Plate will have just played a Superliga game in which they beat Barracas Central 2-0.
River Plate was successful in the encounter, holding possession for 66% of the game and having 15 shots on goal, with 4 of those shots on target. Nicolás De La Cruz (in the 25th minute) and Miguel Borja (in the 94th minute) both scored goals for River Plate. On the other hand, Barracas Central had nine shots at the goal, but none of them were successful.
As a result of a string of extremely strong performances from their back line, River Plate has only conceded two goals in their most recent six matches, bringing their overall total to two goals against. 11 of their own goals have been scored throughout that span of time, making them the team with the highest goal total.
Injured and suspended
Boca Juniors: (Exequiel Zeballos, Diego González, Sebastián Villa).
River Plate: (Pablo Solari, Robert Rojas).
Boca Juniors vs River Plate Predicted XI
Boca Juniors Predicted XI: Rossi, Figal, Roncaglia, Rojo, Fabra, Payero, Rolón, Romero, Langoni, Benedetto, Balekian.
River Plate Predicted XI: Centurión, Casco, Mammana, Díaz, Gómez, Zuculini, Quintero, Aliendro, Cruz, Solari, Beltrán.
We believe that Boca Juniors will have trouble breaking through River Plate’s defense, and that River Plate will have just enough success to score in their own end and take the lead.
We’ve decided to go with a very close game, with River Plate coming out on top with a score of 0-1 when everything is said and done.