Parma vs Cagliari
Italy Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Ennio Tardini Stadium, Parma.
Parma have been very lucky but will also consider themselves unlucky to have conceded late in a 2-2 draw at Serie A leaders AC Milan, now hosting Cagliari with a four-match unbeaten streak behind them. They’re a long way out of the top 6 still and will want to jump the rivals on Wednesday already, desperate to build on their mid-table spot.
Crociati beat Cosenza (2-1) in Coppa Italia and built on the success since, beating Genoa (1-2) and holding off Benevento (0-0) since. They’ve been scoring goals more regularly and felt very dangerous on the counters, which will have Fabio Liverani looking for more of the same despite shortcomings at the back made obvious by the Rossoneri.
Cagliari have a lot on their minds too, though, after seeing a late comeback and a 1-3 loss to Inter Milan last week. They were held off by Spezia (2-2) and Verona (1-1) beforehand too and the fans’ hopes for a serious top 6 challenge seem to be cooling – as Eusebio Di Francesco struggles to retain any consistency in his side’s performances.
Parma vs Cagliari Head-to-head
- Parma haven’t beaten Cagliari since September 2018, when they secured the points in a 2-0 win here.
- Cagliari earned two wins and a draw in three head-to-head clashes since.
- We’ve seen a total of 13 goals on those four occasions and we’re now hoping for a high-scoring occasion once again.
Parma vs Cagliari Prediction
We will now go for Parma to end the unwanted streak in head-to-head clashes and capitalize on Cagliari’s defensive woes. We’ll go for them to outgun the visitors and bag all three points in a Home win that comes at 2.25 and caught the eye of many after better attacking displays of recent.
Still, we expect a high-scoring occasion at Ennio Tardini Stadium and with hope Cagliari will find the net too, we’re going for Over 2.5 Goals FT at 1.72. We have been used to such games between the two over the past two years too and it feels an extra goal will be needed to untangle it on the day as well.
Parma vs Cagliari Betting Tips
Home win @ 2.25
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.72.