Genoa vs Cagliari: Preview and Predictions

Genoa vs Cagliari Prediction 3rd April 2018

Genoa vs Cagliari
Italian Serie A
Date: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).

Both Genoa and Cagliari are positioned at the bottom half of the table and are in search for points to move away from the relegation table.

Genoa are 13th in the table with 31 points and they have a 7 point cushion over the danger zone. While Cagliari are just behind them with 29 points. Still, they may not be drawn into the relegation battle, just because the teams at bottom three are extremely poor. Also, Benevento sitting at the foot of the table could be relegated in a matter of 2 weeks from now.

Genoa were held to a 1-1 draw by the newly promoted SPAL and are currently on a four match win-less run. They lost three on the bounce prior to that.

Anyway, it will be worth to note that Genoa’s defense has impressed at time, having picked up 7 clean sheets in the last 12 league games.

On the other hand, Cagliari were heavily beaten at home by Torino 4-0. They were unbeaten in the previous two, one of which is a 2-2 draw against Lazio followed by the 2-1 away win at Benevento. However, the win at the rock bottom team is their only won in the last 6 league games.

Genoa vs Cagliari: Head-to-head

  • Genoa won 3 of the last 4 Serie matches against Cagliari, while lost the other one.
  • This season’s reverse fixture was a 3-2 win for Genoa.
  • The last three meetings between the sides saw both teams scoring and over 3.5 goals.
  • Both teams scored in 7 of their last 8 head-to-head meetings.
  • None of their last 11 competitive meetings at Genoa’s home ground saw a stalemate.

Genoa vs Cagliari: Prediction

The head-to-head statistics are in favour of Genoa who also won in 4 of the last 5 Serie A meetings against Cagliari at the Luigi Ferraris. However, considering they are amongst the worst defensive sides in the league, we must consider both teams to score as our primary option. The h2h meetings have enough data points to support this.

Genoa vs Cagliari: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to Score for 2.25 odds is a value bet
  • FT – Genoa to win at 1.90 odds.