Cadiz finally ended their wait for a first victory of the new La Liga season last time out, but they remain in the relegation places in the Spanish top-flight. They will be looking for a second straight win this Saturday, as they come up against a Villarreal side that are winless in two.
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Villarreal will be looking for vast improvement in this first game after the international break this weekend, as they failed to win their previous two before the break in play. The Spanish giants are still within touching distance of the top four places in La Liga, and victory on Saturday could see them end the round as high as fourth.
Their defensive record throughout the season has been extremely strong, as they have allowed just two goals in the six games that they have played. Only Barcelona has a better defensive record coming into the fixtures this weekend. However, recent setbacks would be a slight concern for Villarreal, as they have failed to win their previous two. Their first defeat of the season was inflicted by Real Betis, while they could only draw against Sevilla in their final fixture before the international break.
It had been a nightmare start to the new season for Cadiz, as they lost all five of their opening fixtures of the season. During that period, they conceded 14 goals, and failed to score. However, things are looking slightly better coming into this weekend, as they recorded a first victory of the campaign before the international break.
That win was recorded with a 1-0 success against Real Vallodolid. It was a dramatic winner to claim the three points, as Alvaro Negredo struck the winner in the 92nd minute.
Cadiz vs Villarreal Head to Head
Villarreal has won three of the previous six matches between the sides, with Cadiz picking up one victory during the same period. However, Cadiz should be confident coming into this fixture, as they recorded their only win against Villarreal in this exact fixture back in March. Two of the four La Liga meetings between the sides have ended in draws.
Cadiz vs Villarreal Prediction
The shock result in La Liga could come in this fixture on Saturday, as Villarreal boasts far from a dominant record against Cadiz. A victory for the hosts looks a long shot, which means a draw could be the value play in the fixture this weekend.