Inter Milan vs Cagliari
Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday 29 September 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan).
Inter will look to continue building on their progress as they take on Cagliari on Saturday. The Nerazzurri now have secured back-to-back wins and have climbed up the table into sixth spot ahead of this contest thanks to a deserved victory over Fiorentina and Sampdoria recently, and next up for Luciano Spalletti’s side is an away trip to face PSV in the Champions League.
They will want to continue building up some positive momentum that started with a hard-fought win over Tottenham on matchday one in the Champions League, and are taking on a side that have not won any of their past three games.
Cagliari recorded a scoreless stalemate with Sampdoria midweek, but that point helps keep them above the drop zone. Still, they will be aiming to try to produce a surprise result although that would be a bridge too far for the struggling Sardininan outfit.
Inter come into this game having won three of their last four Serie A games, with that shock 1-0 loss to Parma now seeming like a minor blip, and four of their last five across all competitions.
However, Cagliari have managed to tighten things up at the back after some woeful defensive displays last season and they will likely do the same thing at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to keep the score as low as possible.
Inter Milan vs Cagliari: Head-to-head statistics
- Inter have won 12 of their last 18 home fixtures against Cagliari in Serie A (W12 D3 L3)
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Cagliari’s last 9 games
Inter Milan vs Cagliari: Prediction
With Inter starting to show improved form, the Nerazzurri should be able to win this game. However, with Cagliari starting to improve defensively, the hosts won’t be so easy to break down as there have been under 2.5 goals in all but one of their last nine games, so patience will be the order of the day for the hosts in order to grind out another result.
Inter Milan vs Cagliari: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 2.50 (3/2)
Inter to win at first half @ 1.70 (7/10).