Barcelona v Cadiz | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction
Barcelona welcome Cadiz to Camp Nou on Sunday evening and will be desperate to pick up all three points after being held to a draw in their opening game. The Catalans played out a goalless stalemate away to Getafe last week but are big favourites to see past Cadiz with home advantage. Barca are defending champions and can’t afford to lose ground on Real Madrid in the title race.
Cadiz finished 17th and 16th in the last two Liga seasons but got the new campaign off to a winning start, beating Deportivo Alaves 1-0. Only four clubs had a worse away record than Sergio Soriano’s side in 2022/23, so bookmakers don’t expect an upset. Barca did the double over Cadiz without conceding last season, so they are 1/4 with BetWay To Win.
The Catalans won the Liga title by 10 points last season and conceded only 20 goals, so Xavi’s men have proven formidable. Barca had lost only three times in 34 league games before winning the crown and no side had a better home record (19 games, 15 wins, three draws, one defeat). Xavi’s side conceded only four goals at home in 2022/23, so a low-scoring Cadiz outfit might struggle.
Totals Away Goals Under 1.5 is 1/10 with Matchbook and Both Teams Not To Score is 8/13 with Bet 365. Barcelona won 79% of their home games last season and kept 16 clean sheets from a possible 19, so the Catalans are 17/20 with Bet Victor To Win To Nil. Xavi’s men enjoyed a 2-0 win in their last home clash with Cadiz and thrashed them 4-0 at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, but who could be getting the goals this time?
Robert Lewandowski, who scored 23 goals with seven assists from 34 Liga appearances last season, is 11/5 with Bet 365 to be First Goalscorer and 4/6 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime. Raphinha was the second-highest scorer for Barca but is suspended for the clash. Ansu Fati was third after contributing 11 goals from 36 league outings. The 20-year-old is 24/5 with Spread Ex to be First Goalscorer and 17/10 with William Hill to Score Anytime.
Cadiz scored only 11 goals from 19 away games in the league last season, so they might struggle to make an impact at the Camp Nou. Gonzalo Escalante, who was the joint-top goalscorer with four goals from 14 league games, is 18/1 with Star Sports to be First Goalscorer and 12/1 with Unibet to Score Anytime. Chris Ramos, who started up front in Cadiz’s opening-day win, is 22/1 with Boyle Sports to be First Goalscorer and 33/5 with Betfair to Score Anytime. Roger Martí, who also started against Alaves, is 20/1 with Boyle Sports as First Goalscorer and 6/1 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime.
Barca have averaged three goals in their last two head-to-heads with Cadiz, so Total Goals Over 2.5 is 4/6 with Matchbook. With Xavi’s men so strong at home while Cadiz struggled on their travels, it’s hard to see anything other than a comfortable win for the champions.
Prediction: Barcelona 3-0 Cadiz