Cagliari vs Roma
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 6 May 2018
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Sardegna Arena (Sardegna).
Although Roma failed to progress to the Champions League final, they nonetheless impressed in the competition and remained unbeaten on home turf. No one expected them to get this far and the Giallorossi can remain proud of their achievement. Now they need to get back to domestic affairs as they take on Cagliari and attempt to secure their spot in the top four so they can again feature in the Champions League next season.
They come into this game sitting in third place and having fared well in the Champions League this term, will have a nice little war chest to spend big this summer. All they need to do is make sure they can finish in the top four. Fortunately for them, they have a great record against Cagliari, as they are unbeaten in their last seven with the Sardinian outfit and have kept four clean sheets during that run which has seen them win five and draw two.
Cagliari, meanwhile, are fighting to avoid the drop and are only two points away from the relegation zone. They have been quite poor all term and have lost nine times on home turf. They have lost eight of their last nine meetings against teams in the top five so it’s hard to see them actually beating Roma, who will certainly a bit disappointed they couldn’t edge Liverpool in their recent Champions League tie.
Roma have only lost just one of their last 17 away games in Serie A and it’s pretty hard to see them losing this one whatsoever. They will pick themselves up after their Champions League disappointment and will be expected to finish out the Serie A season on a high note.
Cagliari vs Roma: Head to head
Roma are undefeated in their last seven meetings with Cagliari (W5 D2)
Roma have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 away matches
Cagliari vs Roma: Prediction
Edin Dzeko has been in good form all season, especially in the Champions League. He netted for Roma both home and away against Liverpool and scored against Chievo last weekend. Roma have also kept clean sheets in the vast majority of their away wins and backing them to shut out a poorly performing Cagliari side seems like a safe bet as well.
Cagliari vs Roma: Betting tips
Roma to WIN (YES) and BTTS (NO) – 2.50.