Inter Milan vs Cagliari
Italian Serie A.
Date: 17th April 2018, Tuesday.
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: San Siro, Milan.
Inter Milan are going through a rough patch and their Champions League qualification place is at stake following the goal-less draw at Atalanta on the weekend. The Nerazzurri are level on 60 points with Roma and Lazio and are joint third. Yet, they could drop down to fifth depending on the result of Rome derby on Sunday.
Luciano Spalletti’s men are win-less in three and have not scored during the period. The club top scorer Mauro Icardi is going through a dip in form in the second half of the season, having scored in 2 of his last 8 appearances.
Home form is decent for Inter having won 3 of the last four matches at the San Siro. Also, they are unbeaten in last 7, but 4 of them are drawn.
Cagliari’s main target is to move as far as possible from the relegation zone. They gained some ground on the weekend with a hard fought 2-1 home win against Udinese, a result that also ended their three match losing streak. Still, they are only 5 points above safety and might need a couple of wins on the way to put this beyond doubt.
Inter Milan vs Cagliari: Head-to-head
Surprising enough, Cagliari had won in their last 2 Serie A games against Inter at the San Siro – 2-1 last season and 4-1 in the one before. Furthermore, they are unbeaten in 4 having draws the two before.
Inter’s last home win against Cagliari in a league fixture came back in 2011/12 season.
Yet, the Nerazzurri have plenty to cheer about having won in 4 of the last 5 against Cagliari combining Cup and League games, despite the majority of those coming as an away team.
The last six meetings between these two sides across all venues and competitions saw over 2.5 goals. Both teams scored in four games during the period.
Inter Milan vs Cagliari: Predictions
Inter Milan are under tremendous pressure after failing to win and score in three games on the bounce. Some tweaks are expected from Spalletti to resolve the issue and we could see them getting the better of a poor away side like Cagliari this time. However, I expect a good fight from the visitors.
Inter Milan vs Cagliari: Bet Tips
Cagliari +1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.30 with 1xBet
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.31 with Jetbull.