Cadiz are proving to be the surprise package of the season and, in their first La Liga campaign in 15 years, have already defeated reigning champions Real Madrid and occupy the fifth spot in the league standings.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, are the only undefeated team in the Spanish top-flight and, despite playing two games less than Cadiz, are one place above the Andalusian side in the standings.
Atletico Madrid vs Cádiz Head-to-Head
Atletico Madrid have faced Cadiz just 24 times and all but two of their encounters have come in the 20th century. Atletico are on a 10-game unbeaten run against Cadiz that stretches back to the 1988-89 campaign.
Los Colchoneros have won 14 times, while Cadiz have five wins to their name and the remaining five games ended in a draw. In terms of current form, both teams are unbeaten in their last five league fixtures.
Atlético Madrid form guide: W-W-W-D-D
Cádiz form guide: W-D-W-D-W
Atletico Madrid vs Cádiz Team News
Diego Simeone has no fresh injury concerns for the home game against Cadiz. Only Diego Costa, Sime Vrsaljko and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco will be unavailable due to injuries. Attackers Costa and Carrasco are expected to make a comeback after the international break but Vrsaljko might have to wait until the new year to start again.
Atletico lost Thomas Partey to Arsenal but got special permission from the RFEF to sign a replacement and completed a €10 million move for Geoffrey Kondogbia from Valencia on Tuesday morning. He is expected to be named in the squad and could make his club debut from the bench.
Injured: Diego Costa (thigh), Sime Vrsaljko (knee) and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (muscle)
Cadiz will travel to Madrid without Nano, who is struggling with a thigh strain and Luismi Quezada, who is ruled out until mid-December.
Coach Álvaro Cervera is expected to make a late call on the match fitness of Marcos Mauro and former Atletico Madrid B player, Alberto Perea.
Injuries: Luismi Quezada (knee), Nano (thigh)
Doubtful: Marcos Mauro, Alberto Perea
Atletico Madrid vs Cádiz Predicted XI
Atlético Madrid predicted XI (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Kieran Trippier, Jose Gimenez, Mario Hermoso, Stefan Savić; Vitolo, Koke, Lucas Torreira, Marcos Llorente; Luis Suarez, Angel Correa
Cadiz predicted XI (4-4-2): Jeremias Ledesma; Alfonso Espino, Cala, Fali, Carlos Akapo; Jens Jonsson, José Mari, Alex, Salvador Ponce; Anthony Lozano, Álvaro Negredo
Atletico Madrid vs Cádiz Prediction
Atletico Madrid have relied on their defensive abilities this season. They have the best defensive record in the league and have conceded only two goals in six games, thanks to their solid defending and the presence of Jan Oblak between the sticks.
Saturday's clash will pit two of the league's most in-form sides against each other and promises to be an exciting match. Given Diego Simeone's experience in the league and Los Rojiblancos' solid defence, we think a win is on the cards for the hosts.
Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 CádizPublished 06 Nov 2020, 01:20 IST