Cagliari vs Roma
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 28 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Stadio Sant’Elia (Cagliari).
Cagliari earned promotion to the Serie A after finishing first in the 2015–16 Serie B. However their first match of the new season end in a disappointing 3-1 away at Genoa. After a goal-less first half the Rossoblu took the lead through Marco Borriello. But Genoa fought back brilliantly and Ntcham, Laxalt and Rigoni scored in 78, 79 and 88 minutes to mark a memorable comeback.
Roma will be keen to bounce back from the disappointing exit from the Champions League after the 3-0 loss to Porto on Tuesday. It was an eventful night at Rome which saw two Roma players – De Rossi and Emerson receiving red cards. Coming back to Serie A, they have started their season on a high note with an entertaining 4-0 victory over Udinese last weekend. With an almost fully fit squad Luciano Spalletti will be looking for a positive response from his team on Sunday.
Cagliari vs Roma: Head-to-Head
- Roma did a double when they meet Cagliari during the 2014/15 Serie A season. They won 2-0 at home and 3-1 in the corresponding fixture.
- Roma are unbeaten in the last four matches against Cagliari with 3 wins from the last three and a draw.
- Cagliari have also lost in their last three home games against Roma.
- Roma have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of the last 7 games against Cagliari.
Cagliari vs Roma: Prediction
Roma are unbeaten in the last 18 league games and are also unbeaten in their last 8 away games. With 7 wins from last 8 games on the road, they are firm favourites to earn a comprehensive win over the new comers Cagliari.
On the goal markets, Roma have scored over 1.5 goals in 6 of the last 7 games against Cagliari and this is almost certain to happen once again.
Also, only 2 of the last 14 matches between these sides have seen u under 2.5 goals, so an over 2.5 goals is a good bet for this match.
Cagliari vs Roma: Tips
Roma to win at 1.75.
Match Goals – Over 2.5 at 1.72.
Roma over 1.5 goals at 3.10.