Fiorentina vs Cagliari
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi.
La Viola have a good h2h record at this venue over the years, and will be counting on that to get a favorable result this Wednesday. And giving them further hope, their counterparts have been struggling on the road for the past several game weeks.
However, understand that Gli Isolani are placed higher in the table, and that they have been the better team in h2h clashes in recent years.
Likely, expect both teams to score goals. However, Fiorentina should deliver the better performance, due to their years of dominance at this venue over this opponent.
Fiorentina vs Cagliari: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture saw Walter Zenga’s men win with a 5-2 scoreline.
- They have also been unbeaten in the last three years.
- The previous three games had goals from both teams.
- 18 of the former 20 wins at this venue had gone to the hosts.
- In fact, since 1991, disregarding just two losses and three draws, the home team have a 100% winning record at this stadium.
Fiorentina vs Cagliari: Prediction
Giuseppe Iachini’s men recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Parma. All three goals of the game were penalties, and Erick Pulgar scored both goals for his team.
In the meantime, Zenga’s men lost 0-1 at home the past game week, against Atalanta. The fact that the hosts were given an early red card probably held them back throughout the fixture.
As things stand, La Viola have the upper hand. The reason being their absolute dominance in h2h fixtures at this stadium. In fact, in the past thirty years, they have won every single h2h clash at this ground, barring merely five games. And even in these five match-ups, three were draws.
Moreover, their counterparts were winless in 14 of their preceding 16 games, and have a single win on the road since November of 2019. As such, expect Fiorentina to post the three points on the board.
However, understand that Zenga’s men had won the reverse fixture with a 5-2 scoreline, and they are also unbeaten against this opponent in the past three years.
On top of that, Iachini’s men were winless in nine of their last eleven overall matches, and are on a winless run at home in their preceding five games. Taking into account these stats, expect both teams to score goals this Wednesday.
Fiorentina vs Cagliari: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Fiorentina @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).