Real Madrid will look to maintain their undefeated start to La Liga when they host newly-promoted Cádiz at the Bernabéu on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.


Zinedine Zidane's team has started the new campaign in the same way as the last one, currently leading the table after four games after a first draw against Real Sociedad with three consecutive victories.


For Cádiz, their return to La Liga after a 14-year absence has been a cause for joy so far. The Andalusian club is in a respectable ninth place in the table with two wins and a draw in their first five games, including back-to-back clean sheets away from home.


However, Los Blancos should pose a more sinister threat, as history suggests. The hosts have only lost once in their last 21 meetings with Cádiz and are unbeaten in 12 La Liga games at home against them, but El Submarino Amarillo will be inspired by their form on the road this season.


Where to watch Real Madrid vs Cádiz on television:

United Kingdom: LaLigaTV

US: beIN SPORTS





Previous lineups of Real Madrid and Cádiz:

Real Madrid (vs Levante): Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Valverde; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius.

Cádiz (vs Granada): Ledesma; Marcos Mauro, Carcelen,  Cala, Espino; Sánchez, Mari, Jonsson, Pombo; Lozano, Alex.

Eden Hazard is not expected to return until later this month after suffering a muscle injury, while Álvaro Odriozola, Eder Militao, and Mariano Díaz are also out. Dani Carvajal remains marginalized until the beginning of December at the latest


Players to watch:

Real Madrid: With Hazard still on the treatment table, there is a window of opportunity for some of Real Madrid's attacking players to make an impact in the Belgian's absence and give Zidane something to think about when he returns from injury. One player who has thus far taken advantage of Hazard's premature injury is Vinicius Junior. The Brazilian ace has scored in back-to-back matches for Real, pocketing the winner against Valladolid and opening the scoring in a 2-0 win over Levante. In doing so, he has scored in successive games for the first time at Real and hopes to remain in good shape this weekend.

Cádiz: To combat the dominance of Real, Cádiz will need to operate methodically and seek to unsettle rivals when they monopolize the ball. The visitors have recorded the lowest possession in La Liga this season (34.3%), and that pattern of play will likely continue against a team that currently has the third-highest (60%). This could be where Choco Lozano plays a key role. The Honduran has committed more fouls in La Liga this season (11) without receiving a warning than any other player. Those kinds of off-the-ball tricks could work to stifle Los Blancos' pace and disrupt their game.

Scoreboard prediction: Real Madrid 3-0 Cádiz

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