Barcelona suffered a shocking defeat and elimination in the UEFA Europa League against Frankfurt during the mid-week and they hope to turn things around when they face Cadiz in the La Liga on Monday.
Barcelona is still hopeful of catching Real Madrid in the La Liga as they feel their exit in the Europa League will offer them some advantage to clinch the title.
Cadiz is willing to get out of the relegation zone when they face Xavi Hernandez’s men although the Yellow Submarine is one point behind 17th-placed Mallorca with a game in hand, so they can certainly still escape the relegation zone before the end of the season.
The home team will be without Pedri, the midfielder is completely out of the season, he suffered a hamstring injury against Frankfurt on Thursday in their Europa League clash.
Veteran defender Gerard Pique will also miss the clash as well as long term absentee Ansu Fati.
Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto are expected to miss this encounter as well.
The Yellow Submarine will be without the service of Varazdat Haroyan and Florin Andone due to injury while Iza remains a doubt for the visiting team.
Ruben Alcaraz will be out due to suspension, he has accumulated yellow cards and against Real Betis was shown a yellow card as well, he is expected to watch the clash from home.
HEAD TO HEAD
In the last five meetings, Barcelona only claim two victories against Cadiz and the only win for Cadiz in those matches came at The Camp Nou with two of those clashes ending in a draw.
the Camp Nou outfit under Xavi has experienced a great turnaround with the Catalan team winning all their game in La Liga, the only setback the team has is in Europa League, they have been in an excellent form since the former midfielder took charge and they are nursing the ambition that they can win the La Liga despite 15 points behind the league leaders Real Madrid.
The visiting team is experiencing a tough campaign in the La Liga and only won two of their last five meetings, they suffered two defeats and a draw in those games.
Ter Stegen; Alves, Lenglet, E Garcia, Alba; F de Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Dembele, Aubameyang, Torres
Ledesma; Akapo, Chust, Hernandez, Espino; Alejo, Mari, Fede, Idrissi; Negredo, Perez
Barcelona 2-1 Cadiz
Barcelona is expected to carry on their momentum when they face Cadiz in the La Liga, though the team is hit with injury at the moment, the clash against Cadiz should earn the home team another three points.
Our experts at moniebet.com are predicting a Barcelona win.