Cagliari vs SPAL
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Sardegna Arena.
Even though they failed to take down Hellas Verona, I’ll back the hosts to win this one. They’re hot at the moment, with confidence through the roof, and have a team that can overcome much better teams than SPAL.
Cagliari vs SPAL: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (5 games): Cagliari 4 wins, SPAL 0 wins, 1 draw.
Cagliari have 100-percent record vs SPAL at Sardegna Arena.
The Sardinians have scored at least two goals in every outing vs Gli Spalini.
Both teams have scored in three of five matches.
We have seen three goals in three of five H2H games.
Cagliari vs SPAL: Predicted Starting Lineups
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Olsen – Pellegrini, Cacciatore, Pisacane, Ceppitelli – Rog, Cigarini, Nandez – Nainggolan – Simeone, J. Pedro.
SPAL (3-5-2): Berisha – Igor, Cionek, Tomovic – Reca, Strefezza, Valdifiori, Missiroli, Kurtic – Floccari, Petagna.
Cagliari vs SPAL: Prediction
Cagliari, sitting at 7th position with 11pts collected, will welcome SPAL to Sardegna Arena on Sunday. High-flying Sardinians are on a 5-game unbeaten run. Their latest match at Olimpico vs Roma had a late VAR drama, but in the end Nikola Kalinic’s goal was cancelled and Rolando Maran’s men got away with a point. Cragno, Farago and Pavoletti are long-term absentees, while Lykogiannis and Klavan are questionable.
SPAL moved to 17th place after 1-0 victory over Parma that ended their three-game losing streak. With two wins and five defeats to date, and dreadful performances on the road, Gli Spalini are one of the hot favourites to go down this season. Leonardo Semplici prepped his men brillianty for Lazio game after the international break in September, and they will be hoping for a same outcome on Sunday. Strefezza is suspended, Fares and D’Alessandro are injured, Vicari and Di Francesco are doubtful for the trip.
The Sardinians have win-draw-lose record of 1-1-2 at home. They’ve lost their opening games to Brescia and Inter, but improved significantly afterwards. They’re scoring and conceding the same amount of goals at Sardegna Arena -1.25 per bout.
SPAL are terrible away from home with 3 losses so far. Gli Spalini are yet to score a goal on the road and they have an average of 2 goals conceded per game. When we add H2H trends to that, we get an easy home win.
Even though they failed to take down Verona, I’ll back the hosts to win this one. They’re hot at the moment, with confidence through the roof, and have a team that can overcome much better teams than SPAL. As an alternative, I’ll pick Caglari to score an opening goal – SPAL have conceded first in 5 games out of 7 played.
Cagliari vs SPAL: Betting Tips
Caglari to WIn @ 2.16
Caglari to Open The Scoring @ 1.62