Perugia vs Cagliari
Italian Serie B
Date: 5 May 2023, Friday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Renato Curi (Perugia).
There will be plenty at stake on Friday night as Perugia and Cagliari raise the curtain on Matchday No 36 in Serie B with a super-important clash at Stadio Renato Curi.
The hosts are in huge danger of getting eliminated to third division next season, being currently inside the bottom-three in the league table.
They are, however, only two points below the likes of Cittadella who are in the safe zone and the likes of Brescia and Cosenza who currently hold the relegation play-out positions.
Cagliari, on the other side, sit sixth in the league table. They are hoping to break into the top-four and advance straight to the playoffs semifinal. The fourth-placed Sudtirol are currently three points away with three games left to play.
Perugia can be lucky to have avoided a defeat last weekend in the big relegation six-pointer against SPAL.
The team led by Fabrizio Castori conceded a goal three minutes from time but only for VAR to rule it out and rescue Perugia in what ended as a 1-1 draw.
The lack of attacking creativity is the main issue for Castori as Perugia managed to find the back of the net just once in the previous four league outings.
They are winless in six successive Serie B games and they will go into this off the back of three defeats in the previous five matches.
Perugia vs Cagliari Head-to-head
- The outfits have four wins each going into the 13th head to head encounter.
- Cagliari won the return game 3-2 in December last year on Sardinia.
- Cagliari are, however, winless in five away clashes against Perugia who have won three and drawn two in the process.
Perugia vs Cagliari Prediction
Cagliari ended their four-game winless thread with a 2-1 victory over Ternana on Sunday. They offered a fantastic attacking display on the occasion, dominating the pitch throughout most of the game.
The visitors have quality on their side in this matchup and we believe they will have what it takes to come on top on Friday night. The away win is paid at the 2.45 odds, while those who prefer safer options can opt for the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.60 odds as none of the last four games Perugia played saw three or more goals scored.
Perugia vs Cagliari Betting Tips
Cagliari to win @ 2.45 (29/20)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60 (3/5) odd.