Cagliari vs Sassuolo
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Sardegna Arena.
I Neroverdi will be hoping that they can catch AC Milan (placed seventh in the table) from the remaining five matches. The former are placed just below the European zone, and need a surplus of six points to make it into the list.
They have been in incredible form in the past several weeks – which was capped by a superb performance against defending champions Juventus the last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Islanders have been struggling to put up a decent effort since the lockdown was lifted, and their complacency has effectively ruled them out from the European race.
Considering the impressive run of Roberto De Zerbi’s men at the moment, their unbeaten streak in h2h clashes since 2017, and the recent struggles of Walter Zenga’s men – expect a Sassuolo win this weekend.
Cagliari vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Zerbi’s men are on a six-game unbeaten run against this opponent.
- They have also scored two or more goals in five of the former seven games.
- They are unbeaten against this rival since 2016.
- Not once have the hosts kept a clean sheet at this venue.
- The visitors have scored two or more goals in three of their previous five match-ups at this stadium.
Cagliari vs Sassuolo: Prediction
The Islanders lost 3-0 on the road the last match-day, against Sampdoria. The hosts took control of the game early itself with two goals, and later added two more to ensure their three points.
In the meanwhile, I Neroveri recorded an impressive 3-3 draw against Juventus at home the past game week. The Old Lady had raced to a 0-2 lead by 12 minutes, but the hosts managed to turn the game around with some intricate game play then on.
By the looks of things, Zerbi’s men have the upper hand. They are unbeaten in their last seven games, and had won four of their past five fixtures. They had also scored a total of 20 goals from these seven match-ups.
On the road, they are on a three-match winning run, and the latest such win had come against Lazio. They are also determined to make it into Europe.
Moreover, they are unbeaten against this opponent since 2016, and have scored two or more goals against them in the past three h2h clashes.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 18 of their previous 20 overall matches, and had a total of one win at home in their former eight appearances here.
Taking into account these observations, expect Sassuolo to record a win this Saturday.
Cagliari vs Sassuolo: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sassuolo or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Sassuolo to Win Either Half @ 1.67 (2/3).