Valencia are set to face Cadiz in Spain’s La Liga on the 23rd of October, with the game commencing at 19:00 UTC.
Six months after their previous La Liga encounter, which Cadiz claimed with a 2-1 victory, Valencia, also known as Lausanne or Valencia CF, will be squaring off against Cadiz once more. Valencia comes into this match on the back of a stalemate with Mallorca on October 8 in the same league. The game presents a pivotal opportunity for them to get back to their winning form, provided they can address ongoing issues with their defense, as they have allowed goals in their last three consecutive matches.
Coming into this matchup, Cadiz—often referred to as Cádiz, Cádiz CD, Cádiz CF, or simply Cádiz—hasn’t had a stellar record, with back-to-back losses against Girona and Atletico Madrid. They haven’t managed a win in their last 5 fixtures and will need to solidify their defense, which has been problematic in their last 4 consecutive away games, to enhance their performance.
Valencia’s last game ended in a draw against Mallorca, while Cadiz is on a downward spiral, suffering losses to Girona and Atletico Madrid in their most recent games. In their last 20 matches, Valencia has secured 9 wins, faced 7 defeats, and drew 4 times. On the other hand, Cadiz has notched 6 victories, been defeated 8 times, and has 5 draws in their last 19 fixtures.
In their last 6 outings, Valencia has one win (3-0 against Atletico Madrid on September 16), four losses (3-0 to Real Betis on October 2, 0-1 to Real Sociedad on September 28, 1-0 to Alaves on September 3, and 1-2 to Osasuna on August 28), and a draw (1-1 against Mallorca on October 8).
Cadiz’s record in their last 6 matches includes one win (3-1 against Villarreal on September 2), three defeats (0-1 to Girona on October 7, 3-2 to Atletico Madrid on October 2, and 3-0 to Athletic Bilbao on September 16), and two draws (0-0 against Rayo Vallecano on September 28 and 1-1 against Real Betis on September 25).
For Valencia’s manager Rubén Baraja, several players are unavailable due to injuries. José Gayà is sidelined with muscular issues, Sergi Canós is out with a knee injury, Mouctar Diakhaby is dealing with a lower leg fracture, and Alberto Marí is out following groin surgery.
Cadiz’s manager Sergio González has mostly a fit squad, save for Martín Calderón who will be missing the game due to a cruciate ligament tear.
Valencia and Cadiz have crossed paths 6 times since April 2021. Valencia has been victorious once, Cadiz has clinched 3 wins, and two games ended in a tie. Their most recent face-off was on April 30, 2023, in La Liga, where Cadiz emerged victorious with a 2-1 score. Over these 6 meetings, Valencia has netted 4 goals in total, while Cadiz has scored 6.