Cagliari vs Genoa
Italy – Serie A
Date: Friday, 20 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari).
Cagliari picked up their first win of the season last week at Stadio Ennio Tardini. Captain Luca Ceppitelli proved to be their unlikely hero as his double helped them overcome tricky Parma.
Giovanni Simeone opened his Cagliari account after an uncontested run through the middle to seal a 3-1 victory for the Sardinians. Now they’re going back home to face Genoa, and the hosts will be in search of redemption after losing their first two games of the season at Sardegna Arena. Pavoletti, Cragno, Farago, Nainggolan, Pisacane and Pellegrini are out injured.
Genoa fell to 1-2 defeat at home to Atalanta in the previous round and now they’re sitting at 10th position with the win-draw-lose record of 1-1-1 and 6:6 goal difference.
Rolando Maran’s men played an even game vs the Bergamo outfit, but Duvan Zapata’s super-late stunner made all the difference. Rossoblu are heading to Sardinia, a place they conquered just three times in the past. Injured duo Sturaro and Cassata will miss the trip.
Cagliari vs Genoa: Head to Head
- Overall stats: Cagliari 16 wins, Genoa 13 wins, 7 Draws.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in eight of the last ten meetings.
- Cagliari have won twelve of eighteen games vs Genoa as a host.
- At least three goals were scored in six of the last ten encounters between these sides.
Cagliari vs Genoa: Predicted Starting Lineups:
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Olsen – Lykogiannis, Cacciatore, Klavan, Ceppitelli – Cigarini, Rog, Nandez – Castro – J.Pedro, Simeone.
Genoa (3-5-2): Radu – Zapata, Criscito – Romero – Barreca, Ghiglione, Radovanovic, Schone, Lerager – Pinamonti, Kouame.
Cagliari vs Genoa: Prediction
We backed ‘Il Sardi’ not to lose vs Parma last weekend and they fully delivered. This team has top-half potential and I’ll get behind them once again, albeit in safer, DNB Market, in their search for a first win at home.
With an average of four goals per game, Genoa are one of the most watchable teams in Serie A right now and there is no reason to think we’ll have a goal-shy affair at Sardegna Arena on Friday.
I’ll back Giovanni Simeone to bag another one as he looks to revive his career.
Cagliari vs Genoa: Bet Tips
Cagliari Draw-No-Bet @ 1.76
Both teams to score – Yes @ 1.72
Giovanni Simeone (Cagliari) to score Anytime @ 2.50