Cagliari vs Parma Prediction & Match Preview

Cagliari vs Parma Italian Serie A Predictions by LeagueLane

Cagliari vs Parma
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 01 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari)

The Sardinians kicked off their astonishing thirteen-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 win over Parma in September and they will be hoping to get back on winning ways against the same opponent on Saturday.

Cagliari vs Parma: Match Preview

The Sardinians kicked off their astonishing thirteen-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 win over Parma in September and they will be hoping to get back on winning ways against the same opponent on Saturday.

Winless in seven league matches, Cagliari have upped their game following a four-game losing run and played out two draws on the trot, against Brescia (2-2) and Inter Milan (1-1), both on the road. With 31 points on the board, Il Sardi are still sixth on the ladder.

Rolando Maran’s side have recorded five wins, one draw and four losses at Sardegna Arena this season, netting two goals per game, whilst conceding 1.60 in return. They have won four home games in a row prior to defeats against Lazio (1-2) and Milan (0-2).

The Gialloblu’s bounced back from Bianconeri defeat with their second consecutive win at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. Roberto D’Aversa’s men have beaten Udinese once again after a clinical first-half performance.

Their home form keeps them in the mix for the European qualification, whilst they have failed to earn a single point from their last two away fixtures, albeit against league’s top sides – Atalanta (0-5) and Juventus (1-2).

Parma have earned twelve points from ten road games, winning three, drawing three and losing three, averaging 1.20 goals per match and shipping 1.70.

Cagliari vs Parma: Team News & Predicted Starting Lineups

The hosts will be without Cerri (11 games, 1 goal), Pavoletti (1/0) and Marko Rog (18/1); Ceppitelli (9/2) and Cacciatore (11/0) are questionable.

Cagliari (4-3-2-1): Cragno – Pellegrini, Farago, Klavan, Pisacane – Ionita, Cigarini, Nandez – Joao Pedro, Nainggolan – Simeone

Parma’s injury list is just as long with Inglese (11/2), Karamoh (5/1) are on the sidelines, whilst Gervinho (17/4), Kulusevski (21/5), Barilla (18/1) and first-choice goalkeeper Luigi Sepe (18) will be evaluated.

Parma (4-3-3): Colombi – Darmian, Gagliolo, Alves, Iacoponi – Kucka, Hernani, Scozzarella – Sprocati, Kurtic, Cornelius

Cagliari vs Parma: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Overall Stats (36 games): Cagliari 12 Wins, Parma 16 Wins, 8 Draws.
  • Cagliari defeated Parma 3-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
  • Four of their last five head-to-head duels had over 2.5 goals.
  • Cagliari have 9-4-4 home record vs Gialloblu’s.
  • The Sardinians have won four of the last seven outings against Parma.

Cagliari vs Parma: Prediction

Tired of losing, Il Sardi produced solid performance against Brescia and snatched a valuable road point against second-placed Nerazzurri. I fancy their chances against Parma, especially if Kulusevski and Gervinho miss the trip to Sardinia.

Lastly, I’ll pick more goals to be netted in the second part of the game as 27 of 36 (75%) goals at this venue have been scored in the second half and the same bet landed eight times out of ten.

Cagliari vs Parma: Betting Tips

  • Cagliari To Win @ 2.01
  • Half With Most Goals – 2nd Half @ 2.00.