Real Madrid return to the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium over the weekend for their next La Liga game after the international, where they will play newly promoted Cadiz.
Zidane Zidane’s side are unbeaten in their last 15 league games and have started the 2020/21 campaign on a strong note, winning their last three games following their 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad on the opening day.
In five games played so far this season, Alvaro Cervera’s men have registered two wins and lost two times with their only draw coming before the international break.
The game against Los Blancos will be another test for Cadiz who have already lost to Osasuna and Sevilla this campaign, considering Zidane’s men are beginning to find their feet once again.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Venue: Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium
Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 16:30 GMT
There have been three games in the past between these two clubs but their only league games came during the 2005/06 La Liga campaign, where Madrid recorded wins over Cadiz.
Their recent meeting also came in the Copa del Rey in 2015 where the 34 times league winners beat Cadiz by three goals to one.
Zidane has some injury concerns ahead of the game with Eden Hazard, Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola all expected to miss the clash on Saturday.
Thibaut Courtois who suffered an injury while on international duty is a also a doubt but the possibility that he becomes available looks high.
For Cervera, he will be without the services of left-back Luismi Quezada who has been out with a knee injury since June.
Aside that, everyone should be available at his disposal against the current league leaders.
POSSIBLE STARTING XIs
Real Madrid: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius
Cadiz: Ledesma; Carcelen, Mauro, Cala, Espino; Salvi, Mari, Jonsson, Pombo; Lozano, Fernandez
Real Madrid 2-0 Cadiz