Cadiz stopped Real, what about Sevilla?

Cadiz stopped Real, what about Sevilla?

The need for points has never been greater for Sevilla. While they currently occupy the 2nd spot on the La Liga table, they trail leaders Real Madrid by 8 points, while having 2 games in hand. To stop Real Madrid from running away with the La Liga title this early in the season, anything less than 3 points simply won’t do it when they travel to Cadiz. 

First, a look at the home team. Cadiz find themselves in a difficult predicament this season. Sitting at the 2nd last spot on the table with only 2 wins all season, relegation is a real threat and all points are valuable. Oddly enough, they seem to have a knack to hold off tougher opponents at times. This season, they have held both Real Madrid and Barcelona to goalless draws, even doing it to Real Madrid on their home turf.

As for Sevilla, it is about keeping the title race open. After Real Madrid succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Getafe, Sevilla have to win the next 2 in a row as they hope to win the La Liga trophy for the second time in the club’s history. With a weakened Barcelona and Real Madrid to contend against this season, there is no better time to do it. 

Both teams’ managers have problems in the form of injuries and suspensions. Cadiz will be without the services of Jose Mari and Jon Ander Garrido through injury, while Juan Cala will miss Monday’s contest through suspension. The home side also have a number of COVID-19 issues in their camp, with Anthony Lozano, Santiago Arzamendia, Iza, Ruben Sobrino, Victor Chust, Ivan Alejo, Salvi Sanchez and Alberto Perea all unavailable. As for Sevilla, Erik Lamela and Suso will miss the match through injury, while Jesus Navas, Marcos Acuna and Oliver Torres are still doubts for the visitors. Diego Carlos, Gonzalo Montiel, Youssef En-Nesyri and Karim Rekik are also out following positive COVID-19 tests, while Jules Kounde is unavailable for selection through suspension.

With all that in mind, it is highly likely that Sevilla takes 3 points away from Cadiz, and to do it in a convincing fashion. 3-0 in favour of Sevilla.