Genoa vs Cagliari
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
Kick-Off: 11:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris (Genoa).
Genoa will be hoping to rebound after a 2-0 loss to Bologna that ended a decent run of form for Davide Ballardini’s side. They will be hoping to make a late push for a spot in the top half of the table and take advantage of Cagliari’s less than strong confidence following their own 5-0 humiliation at the hands of league leaders Napoli.
The Sardinian outfit have earned just one win from their last seven games and have lost over half of their away fixtures. That includes a loss to even Chievo, who are in an awful patch of form at the moment. Genoa notably have won three of their last four meetings with Cagliari and that includes the reverse fixture from last season. At home, they have won four of the last five and they are hoping to continue in that same vein of form on Sunday.
Genoa sit a comfortable ten points away from the drop and are about two-thirds through the season, so they aren’t in danger of relegation, obviously. At this juncture, their natural goal is to finish as high in the table as possible and having turned things around after a rough start, and although they suffered a setback by losing to Bologna last weekend, they certainly can take advantage of a Cagliari side who have won just one of their last five league games.
Genoa vs Cagliari: Head-to-head statistics
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Genoa’s last 10 games
- Genoa have won 8 of their last 10 home matches against Cagliari in all competitions.
Genoa vs Cagliari: Prediction
Genoa have won three of their last four home games and have picked up seven clean sheets in their last 12 games. That’s a pretty solid return overall and they should be able to use that to their advantage against a Cagliari side with a very poor defense. Still, having shipped five in their previous clash, the Rossoblu will definitely try to keep things as tight as possible in order to try to at least grind out a point.
Genoa vs Cagliari: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.61
Genoa to WIN at 1.79