Cagliari vs AC Milan
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 16 September 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari).
A late goal was enough to help AC Milan finally earn their first win of the season prior to the international break and the Rossoneri finally get a break as they take on Cagliari.
The Diavolo will aim to use this game to help launch their efforts for a top four berth, but they have a busy week ahead as they will be involved in the Europa League.
Cagliari, for their part finally earned a win by beating Atalanta and are actually ahead of the Rossoneri in the table.
However they have played more games as Milan had one of their games cancelled because of the Genoa bridge collapse. So far, they have won one, drawn one and lost one game. At home, they have yet to win after having to settle with a draw against Sassuolo.
Gennaro Gattuso’s side have made some notable acquisitions this summer yet again and will be desperate to secure a Champions League spot after missing out. They were nearly thrown out of the Europa League after failing to get their finances in order.
But fortunately, they were reinstated and will be seriously hoping to go all the way in that competition as a potential back-door way into the Champions League if a top four finish becomes too difficult.
Beating Roma will have given them some confidence after their disappointing loss to Napoli as they did enjoy the lead for over half of the game, only to lose that match 3-2.
With Gonzalo Higuain in their ranks, Milan have improved their attacking options going forward and Cagliari’s defensive woes are something that they will look to exploit.
However, Milan themselves have their own defensive problems and Cagliari have won three of their last five Serie A games, so they certainly could try to grab a goal themselves.
Cagliari vs AC Milan Head-to-head statistics
- Cagliari have won only eight of 72 meetings against AC Milan in Serie A
- The Rossoblu have won only one of their last 29 matches against the Rossoneri (D6 L22)
- In addition, Cagliari have lost 39 times so far against Milan, which is more than against any other opponent in the top-flight
- Milan have always found the net in their last 17 games against Cagliari
- Milan have won 14 of their last 17 matches against Cagliari in all competitions
Cagliari vs AC Milan: Prediction
Both teams have scored in all five of Milan’s trips to Cagliari’s ground so the same should happen here. That being said, the Rossoneri are overall a stronger side than the Sardinians and will be highly encouraged by their recent win over Roma to earn an away win here.
Cagliari vs AC Milan: Betting tips
Milan – WIN at 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.95)
BTTS – YES at 5/6 (1.83)