Newly crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid travel to the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla to take on Cadiz for matchday 36 as the La Liga season winds to a close. Madrid, who wrapped up their record 35th league title recently, have a 12-point lead over second-place Barcelona and are coming off a 6-0 dismantling of Levante on Thursday. There is a quick turnaround for this match against Cadiz and it wouldn’t be a surprise if manager Carlo Ancelotti opts to rest a number of regular starters with the Champions League final against Liverpool only a few weeks away. Their opponents find themselves involved in a relegation scrap as Cadiz sits 17th in the league table, clinging to a two point lead over 18th place Mallorca in a battle that could come down to the final matchday. Los Piratas are coming off a 3-0 away loss against Real Sociedad and will face a tough test here, especially as their overall home performance has done little to impress this season.Even with some expected rotation, Madrid should have no problems rolling through Cadiz as they seek a seventh win from their last eight La Liga fixtures. Madrid’s consistency away from home has been a driving factor for their successful league campaign. Los Blancos have won an equal number of home and away games at 13 each while totaling 41 points away compared to 43 points at home. Cadiz, on the other hand, have only managed three wins from their 18 home matches although are coming off a 3-0 victory over Elche in their last appearance at the Nuevo Mirandilla Stadium. Madrid don’t have the deepest squad and are dealing with a few injuries so Ancelotti might be limited to the amount of rotation he can realistically do. Either way, Madrid are in top-form and likely get the three points in this one.
We’re going to back Real Madrid to get the three points here. We can’t pass on Los Blancos at this kind of price, even though it’s clearly indicating that we won’t see a full-strength Madrid here. Cadiz are battling against relegation against a Madrid team that technically doesn’t have anything left to play for but the quality of the visitors is simply too overwhelming to go against. Ultimately we see Madrid walking away with a 2-1 or 3-1 victory here.