Cagliari vs Brescia
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari).
Cagliari went five games without a win in their last five clashes in the Serie A last time out and subsequently finished three points shy of falling into the relegation zone. The hosts have got off to a positive start in their new campaign though and have already tasted success earlier in the weekend with a 2-1 win over Chievo at home.
Brescia have finally found their way back into the Serie A after an eight-year hiatus in the second division. The squad were the best side in their respective league and finished with sixty-seven points in the bag, which was one more than the runners-up.
Although the visitors are sizing up to be a promising bunch to look forward to in the new edition, it will be tough on Brescia to come away with a win in their opener, especially with clash being away from home.
Cagliari vs Brescia Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other seven times.
- Their last encounter saw Cagliari thrash Brescia by a 6-0 scoreline.
- Only one out of their last four meetings have seen both teams find the back of the net.
- Both sides have kept a clean sheet apiece in their previous two matchups.
Cagliari vs Brescia Prediction
Rolando Maran’s men will be relieved to have home advantage under their belt as Cagliari are winless in their last four trips on the road. At home, the hosts have been much more convincing and have come out on top five times in their last eight clashes here in the Serie A.
Despite being a formidable side in the second division it needs saying that the visitors were away from top-flight football for eight years, and that is bound to show in their opener. The team will certainly need time to settle as they are now amongst some of the best sides in Italy.
Moreover, Brescia have never taken down the hosts in their all-time visits to this venue. Taking the aforementioned into consideration, Cagliari are the favorites to come away with all three points.
The away side have brought in homeboy Mario Balotelli to help rack up their goals tally this season. Considering that Brescia did fire in thirty goals from their trips on the road in the second tier, there is certainly reason to believe that there will be over 2.5 goals featuring on the scorecards in this one.
Cagliari vs Brescia Betting tips
Full-time result: Cagliari to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).