Match Today: Barcelona vs Cadiz 10-09-2022 La Liga
Title contenders Barcelona will be aiming for four consecutive La Liga victories when they make a trip to struggling Cadiz on Saturday night.
The visitors will enter the match after their 5-1 victory over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Cadiz suffered a 3-0 loss to Celta Vigo last time.
Cadiz secured a return to La Liga by finishing second in La Liga in 2019-20, finishing 12th in La Liga in 2020-21 before finishing 17th last season, ensuring another season at this level.
Cadiz were just one point off 18th place last season with Granada, and initial indications are that the club faces a serious battle to retain its place as a Serie A club for 2023-24.
Barcelona vs Cadiz
Cadiz currently occupies the last place in the standings with zero points, and lost its opening match against Real Sociedad and Osasuna, before conceding four points at home to Athletic Bilbao at the end of August.
The Buccaneers will enter this game after their 3-0 defeat to Celta on September 2, and a clash against Barcelona wasn't quite what they had in mind at this point, with the desperate side giving their fans something to cheer up amid a difficult start.
Sergio Gonzalez's team has already beaten Barcelona 1-0 at Camp Nou last season, while it has been undefeated in its last four La Liga matches with the Catalan team, including a goalless draw in the corresponding match last season.
Cadiz vs Barcelona
The Catalan team opened its La Liga campaign with a goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano, but won its last three league matches by beating Real Sociedad 4-1, Real Valladolid 4-0 and Seville 3-0, making it second in the league.
The table is 10 points behind Real Madrid but Barcelona is flying at the moment, and will enter this match after their 5-1 victory over Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday, as Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick at Camp Nou and Barcelona found it difficult last season, but they look ready to compete for Major titles this season, and it would be great to see Xavi's performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League next week.
Lewandowski's arrival has given the team a truly world class performance in central attack, and the Poland international has now scored eight goals in his last four appearances for the club.
Barcelona will know that the margin of error in La Liga is slim due to Real Madrid's quality, and while Cadiz's recent record against them is impressive, it would come as a shock if Blaugrana dip on points in this match.