Cagliari vs Torino
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari).
Torino’s dream of featuring in the Europa League seems to have evaporated as they have now lost four in a row. Can the Granata avoid tumbling further down the table as they take on Cagliari on Saturday afternoon?
Walter Mazzarri was brought into try to turn things around, but so far, it hasn’t been working. And recent comments from key striker Andrea Belotti about possibly playing for a “big club” haven’t gone down well with supporters. It’s safe to say that frustrating is mounting around the club and having won only eight of their 28 league fixtures this season, confidence is not the highest at the moment.
To complicate things, Torino haven’t won an away fixture since the start of the new year, with three draws and two losses so far. They’ve also drawn a whopping 12 of their Serie A games, meaning that valuable points have been dropped over the course of the term.
As for Cagliari, they come into this game having earned a vital 2-1 win over Benevento. It was literally at the last moment, as for much of the match, the Sardinians were 1-0 down and were struggling to break down Le Streghe, who were doing everything they could to desperately hang on for a win. However, they nicked two late goals to earn a win and now are five points ahead of the relegation candidates.
Cagliari vs Torino: Head-to-head statistics
- Cagliari have lost only two of their last seven league fixtures (W2 D3)
- Torino have lost their last 4 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Torino’s last 3 games
- Cagliari have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches against Torino in all competitions
Cagliari vs Torino: Prediction
At the start of this season, Cagliari were the kind of opponent Torino would have expected to beat without much fuss. However, having lost four on the trot will have dented their confidence, especially being beaten by relegation candidates Verona. Their once blistering attack has struggled lately, and they’re still conceding goals, showing that their defense has a lot of work to do. That’s something Cagliari can exploit, obviously, as the Rossoblu aim to continue their fight to avoid the drop in May.
Cagliari vs Torino: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1.85
Cagliari – WIN at 2.88
BTTS – YES at 1.63.