Cadiz will be bidding to make it back-to-back victories in Spain’s top flight when they travel to San Mames on Friday evening to face Athletic Bilbao.
The visitors will enter the contest off the back of a 2-0 win over Mallorca, while Athletic suffered a 1-0 defeat to Celta Vigo on Sunday, which made it three straight La Liga losses for the Basque outfit.
Athletic beat Valencia on January 26 to secure their spot in the Copa del Rey semi-finals, with the Basque outfit set to take on Osasuna in the first leg of their last-four clash on March 1, but there is no getting away from the fact that the team are currently struggling in La Liga.
Indeed, Ernesto Valverde‘s side have only won once in Spain’s top flight since the end of October, while they have picked up just two points from their last five league fixtures.
Cadiz have now lost just one of their last five in Spain’s top flight, and they have managed to pick up points in four of their nine away La Liga games during the 2022-23 campaign.
Sergio Gonzalez‘s side are bidding to secure a third straight season at this level of football, and the recent signs have been positive.
On paper, Athletic are the favourites in this match, but it is difficult to ignore their recent struggles when picking a result here. Cadiz have drawn two of their last five league matches, and we believe that the visitors will have enough resilience to avoid defeat at San Mames on Friday night.