Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Preview of FC Barcelona vs Cadiz in La Liga. FC Barcelona returns to La Liga action after a disappointing game against PSG. The Blaugranas are not very hopeful of making it to the next round of the Champions League. However, what they still can do is focus on the league title and try to win it. FC Barcelona is up against Cadiz at their home turf. Can they maintain their winning streak in the La Liga?
FC BARCELONA VS CADIZ MATCH PREVIEW
FC Barcelona is not going to be in the best of its mood these days. The defeat against PSG is a bit hard to digest and the memes regarding it are going to keep trending on the internet until the end of the season or even more. However, FC Barcelona has really impressed apart from their previous Champions League game. The team is on a winning streak and certainly has all the momentum to pull off this La Liga win. However, the defense is very questionable. Despite the winning streak, the team has managed only one single sheet. Therefore, the defensive crisis has resumed for Ronald Koemann’s team.
The introduction of Oscar Mingueza and then the Lenglet-Araujo partnership gave a lot of good hopes for a strong defense. However, since Araujo got injured the defense became shaky again. It is very clear for Koemann or any senior official at the club that the majority of the work is needed on the defensive side of FC Barcelona’s game. However, Barcelona has improved as an overall unit and the gameplay has upgraded as well.
Therefore, this game is worth watching considering how FC Barcelona responds to the defeat against PSG.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FC BARCELONA?
FC Barcelona is dealing with defensive issues as well as injury crises. Ronald Koemann needs to show his character as a manager at this tough phase and get his team out of this with winning ways. The team needs to lift themselves up mentally and now focus on the league title. A comeback against PSG is still not impossible, however that should not be the primary focus at the moment.
Barcelona is going to play its natural style of play and beat Cadiz with ball possession. Cadiz has troubled FC Barcelona previously in this season as well. Therefore, they know how to hurt the home side. Therefore, the team is going to win if it plays with composure and shows character. Lionel Messi is in form and so is Antoine Griezmann. The midfield needs to click as well. Frenkie De Jong and Sergio Busquests did not perform against PSG. However, this applies to the entire team. The team needs to forget that and play a similar style of football as they were playing before the game against PSG.
The game against Cadiz is going to be very pivotal in order to either lift or drop their confidence levels. Our prediction is that FC Barcelona is going to win this game with 2 or 3 goals.
Let’s see how it goes.