Fiorentina vs Cagliari
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
With Juventus winning the Coppa Italia, Fiorentina have hope of making the Europa League. That is, if they can clinch seventh spot. They presently find themselves in eighth place, and are just two points away from sealing their goal.
Cagliari for their part have slipped into the bottom three. With just two points to go, they still have time to snatch safety as they can overtake teams like Chievo and Crotone, who are just a point away. However, they are taking on a Fiorentina side who have improved as of late, notably beating Napoli 3-0 and have claimed back to back wins. In addition the Viola have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six home games.
The Rossoblu have lost four of their last away games and are the third lowest scorers in the league. With Fiorentina improving at the back – after all, they managed to shut out Napoli – they could really struggle here. Stefano Pioli’s men have won 16 times and have kept 11 clean sheets. Notably they have won with a clean sheet in four of their last five meetings against teams in the drop zone and they should be able to do the same this Sunday.
Fiorentina vs Cagliari: Head-to-head statistics
The Viola won the last three h2h against Cagliari with the latest two including the reverse of the corresponding with a similar 1-0 score line.
At home, Fiorentina had lost just once to Cagliari since 1999 – 12 wins and 2 draws in 15 games.
Five of their last seven meetings at the Stadio Artemio Franchi saw under 2.5 goals.
Fiorentina vs Cagliari: Prediction
Given that Fiorentina shut out Napoli they should be able to pick up all three points here without much fuss. With Atalanta and AC Milan facing off, they’ll need to take advantage of someone dropping points as they continue their last push for a Europa League berth.
Fiorentina vs Cagliari: Betting tips
Fiorentina – WIN at 1.48
Under 2.5 goals at 2.23.