Parma vs Cagliari
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini.
Parma recovered quickly from a narrow loss to Juventus in the season opener and defeated Udinese at Friuli 3 to 1. ‘Le Zebrette’ were a better team on the night and backed Parma into the corner, but Roberto D’Aversa’s men were utterly clinical going forward.
Gervinho had an incredible game as he bagged a goal, initiated an attack that gave them a 2-1 lead and provided an assist to Roberto Inglese.
Cagliari have lost first two games of the season and they’re sharing the bottom with four other teams. ‘The Sardi’ have invested a lot of money to land quality players, almost 40 million euros, and they need to start showing improvement sooner rather than later.
Cagliari will be looking to record their first win of the campaign when they take on Parma at Stadio Ennio Tardini on Sunday. Rolando Maran won’t be able to count on Radja Nainggolan who’s out with a calf problem.
Parma vs Cagliari: Head to Head
- Overall stats: Parma 16 wins, Cagliari 11 wins, 8 draws.
- Home factor is strong in this H2H as we’ve seen only one away win in last twelve matches. (Cagliari – Parma 0-1 in May 2013)
- Parma have won the last matchup at this venue 2-0 and haven’t lost to Cagliari at home since season 2010/11.
- Three of the last four meetings between these sides had over 2.5 goals.
Parma vs Cagliari: Predicted Starting Lineups
Parma (4-3-3): Sepe – Gagliolo, Darmian, Iacoponi, Bruno Alves – Barilla, Kucka, Hernani – Karamoh, Gervinho, Inglese.
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Olsen – Pellegrini, Pinna, Pisacane, Klavan – Rog, Nandez, Cigarini – Castro – J.Pedro, Simeone.
Parma vs Cagliari: Prediction
This is a tricky one. Parma is listed as a slight favourite here, and H2H agrees with that, but I don’t trust them. I’ll go with my initial thought and back Cagliari in double chance market, even with Radja out, and pick both teams to score.
Parma had below average numbers at home last season and Cagliari was dreadful on the road, but ‘The Sardi” have a better squad now and I’m confident they will score and should have the quality to come away with at least a point.
Parma vs Cagliari: Bet Tips
Draw or Cagliari at Full Time @ 1.70
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.92.