Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Preview of Cadiz vs FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona is back to play in La Liga after a great performance against Ferencvaros in the Champions League. The boys look sharp and the game is considerably easier as well. Not to mention that this is a must-win encounter for the Blaugranas. Here is the Match Preview of the upcoming encounter.
CADIZ VS FC BARCELONA MATCH PREVIEW
FC Barcelona is on a great winning streak. The team performed brilliantly against Osasuna previously in the La Liga competition. It is arguably true that Barcelona performed well against only weaker sides. However, the major positivity to take from all previous three games is that the overall gameplay of the team has really stepped up. It is also visible that the boys are picking up form and gradually getting over their weaknesses. Every game in La Liga is a must-win for FC Barcelona. Ronald Koemann knows that the La Liga title is still in hands and he must do everything possible in order to win it. Barcelona has a few games spare which has made the team still very much alive in the title race.
The win against Osasuna previously in La Liga took them further up the table and now a few continuous victories can take this team back into the top 3. However, it is easier said than done and this is going to take a lot of effort from the FC Barcelona players. Barcelona is going to come into this game with many important players back into the squad. Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho, and Marc Andre Ter Stegen were rested during the clash against Ferencvaros. This means that the team is going to come much stronger at the opposition.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FC BARCELONA?
FC Barcelona is coming into this game with serious momentum. The team is on a great winning streak overall and this can benefit the players by a great deal. The team won by 4 goals against Dynamo Kyiv and Osasuna. They won by 3 goals against Ferencvaros. This means that the attackers are in fine form. Furthermore, important players such as Lionel Messi and Ter Stegen were rested in the previous encounter against Ferencvaros. Therefore, they can come much fresh into this game as it is a must-win for the Blaugranas. Many important players were either taken off at half time against Ferencvaros or came in later. Therefore, Barcelona is going to travel away with many fresh legs.
Players such as Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele have also picked up serious form. This is another positive sign for the Blaugranas. Griezmann has now scored in 3 games consecutively. The fans have craved such stats from the Frenchman ever since he came to the club. Ousmane Dembele also proved his worth in the previous game against Ferencvaros after putting in a great display. Furthermore, Martin Braithwaite has also performed significantly well ever since Ronald Koemann has started including him in the lineup. Martin has registered his name on the scoresheet in a convincing manner, hence has made it into the starting lineup. This means that either Martin or Dembele is going to start the game alongside Messi, Coutinho, and Griezmann.
It is not only the attackers who have performed at a higher standard. Defenders have also played a significant part. Oscar Mingueza seems to be the next big thing at FC Barcelona. Oscar has performed extremely well as a Center Back. As a matter of fact, Oscar Mingueza is most probably a future starter at the club. Cadiz is going to test the abilities of the young Centre Back. However, FC Barcelona has Juventus coming up next in the competition and for that, they have to remain rock solid.
Lastly, Sergino Dest has played brilliantly as a full-back as well. Oscar and Dest have a great partnership in the game and Dest’s ability to combine with the attack has surely strengthened FC Barcelona’s overall game. Dest is very creative and has a long way to go. Overall, FC Barcelona is expected to play in a similar manner as they did against Osasuna.
Barcelona has managed to win their last three games without conceding a goal, whereas Cadiz has failed to win their last 5 home games in the la Liga competition. This makes FC Barcelona the favorites to win the game. The team is very strong on paper and certainly has the right momentum now. Therefore, Barca cannot let this one go out of hand. Every game in La Liga is a must-win for FC Barcelona now. They must play similarly to what they did against Osasuna and 3 points are going to be theirs. Let’s see how FC Barcelona approaches this encounter.
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