Cagliari vs Benevento
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Kick-Off at 11.30 UK
Venue: Sardegna Arena, Cagliari.
Cagliari were defeated in the first game played in 2021 to Napoli last weekend, which was one additional push towards the relegation zone. They have slipped to 15th place and upcoming clash versus Benevento is surely of great importance. Hosts are hoping to finally put an end to unpleasant winless streak which lasts for seven matches in a row.
Benevento are doing slightly better in terms of standings, but yet were unsuccessful at home against AC Milan last Sunday. Unlike Cagliari, this team still has a lot of breathing space after performing well in 2020. Hosts are marked as warm favorites for the win here at 2.45 odds.
Cagliari vs Benevento Head-to-head
- These two teams have met only two times so far. That happened in Serie A in season 2017/18.
- Cagliari were victorious in both meetings with identical 2-1 results.
- Leonardo Pavoletti has scored two goals total in those encounters for Cagliari.
Cagliari vs Benevento Prediction
It is true that recent results were awful, but it’s also worth adding that Cagliari had one hell of a schedule. Squad from Sardegna Arena was defeated by big guns Roma, Inter Milan and Napoli in the last five outings, while duels versus Parma and Udinese ended without winner.
Head coach Eusebio Di Francesco surely can’t be satisfied with stats of his back line which conceded 31 goals so far in 15 games. They kept only one clean sheet in last nine attempts. When it comes to offense, Joao Pedro is topping charts with nine goals.
Benevento are usually playing pretty open formation at home and on the road. Their seven away days ended with three wins, one draw and three defeats, with almost 3.00 goals scored per duel.
We are expecting to see something similar on Wednesday. Odds offered on Cagliari’s victory are good value in our opinion. Safer approach is to back high number of goals.
Cagliari vs Benevento Betting Tips
Home win @ 2.45
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.72.