Atalanta vs Cagliari
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 November 2019
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium.
Third-placed Atalanta are scoring for fun this season. The Bergamese have an average of 3.5 goals netted per game as hosts and they will be looking to take take down in-form Cagliari side on Sunday.
Atalanta vs Cagliari: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (33 games): Atalanta 14 wins, Cagliari 12 wins, 7 Draws.
- Atalanta have W-D-L record of 10-4-2 at home vs Sardinians.
- On average 2.5 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at Atalanta’s ground.
- Five of the last six head-to-head meetings had under 2.5 goals.
- BTTS – No was a winning bet in five of their last six H2H encounters.
Atalanta vs Cagliari: Predicted Starting Lineups
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini – Toloi, Kjaer, Masiello – Hateboer, Pasalic, Freuler, Gosens – Malinovskyi – Muriel, Ilicic.
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Olsen – Farago, Klavan, Pisacane, Cacciatore – Rog, Nandez, Nainggolan – Castro – Simeone, Joao Pedro.
Atalanta vs Cagliari: Prediction
Atalanta fought back two times to secure a positive 2-2 draw away to Napoli on Wednesday. As expected, we’ve seen a highly entertaining clash between two great sides and the hosts looked destined to get three points, but Josip Ilicic intervened with a late goal. Sitting at 3rd position in the league, the Bergamese welcome Cagliari to their Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. After playing at Parma’s ground for a while, ‘Le Dea’ moved back home and scored ten league goals since then (Lecce 3-1, Udinese 7-1).
Star striker Duvan Zapata and Palomino are on the treatment table, De Roon is suspended.
The Sardinians have extended their unbeaten run to eight games following a 3-1 comeback win over Bologna on Wednesday. Cagliari were 0-1 at half-time, but their duo up-front, Joao Pedro – Giovannni Simeone stepped up big time in the second half to turn it around. With the win-draw-loss record of 5-3-2, they are 7th in the Serie A standings, levelled on points with Napoli and Roma.
Pavoletti, Cragno and captain Luca Ceppitelli are on the injury list, left-back Luca Pellegrini is suspended.
The Bergamese have an average of 4.60 goals on their games this season. They have 2-1-1 record as hosts with an average of 3.50 goals scored per bout, whilst conceding 1.75 per match. We have seen at least three goals and BTTS-Yes in nine of their ten league games. They’re projected to start with Malinovskyi operating as trequartista behind Ilicic and Muriel.
The visiting side have an average of 2.6 goals on their games. They’re unbeaten on the road with the win-draw-loss record of 2-2-0. Rolando Maran’s team is averaging 1.50 goals per game on their travels, whilst allowing 0.75 per tie. Both teams have scored in three of their four away games.
I think Sardi’s unbeaten run will come to an end on Sunday, but odds on a home win are absolutely ridiculous. Atalanta’s defence is rather leaky and I’m confident Cagliari will get on the score sheet here, but freely scoring hosts should prevail.
With 3-1 or 3-2 hunch, I’ll back Atalanta to win & both teams to score and take Over 3.5 goals as well.
Atalanta vs Cagliari: Betting Tips
Atalanta To Win & Both teams to score – Yes @ 2.40
Over 3.5 goals @ 2.14.