Sassuolo vs Cagliari
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: MAPEI Stadium (Reggio Emilia)
Cagliari looks to stretch their unbeaten streak to 13 games when they take a trip to the mainland this weekend.
Sassuolo vs Cagliari: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (11 games): Sassuolo 3 wins, Cagliari 3 wins, 5 Draws.
- Sassuolo have 2-3-1 record at home against Sardinians.
- Four of the last six head-to-head meetings had over 2.5 goals.
- Both teams have scored in 7 of their 11 encounters.
- The Neroverdi have scored two goals or more in four of the last six outings vs Cagliari.
Sassuolo vs Cagliari: Predicted Starting Lineups
Sassuolo (4-3-1-2): Consigli – Kyriakopoulos, Toljan, Romagna, Marlon – Duncan, Locatelli, Magnanelli – Djuricic – Boga, Caputo.
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Rafael – Pellegrini, Mattiello, Klavan, Pisacane – Cigarini, Nandez, Rog – Nainggolan – Joao Pedro, Simeone.
Sassuolo vs Cagliari: Prediction
Roberto De Zerbi’s side remained 14th in the standings following their first-ever road point vs Juventus. The Neroverdi were unable to count on several players, most notably Domenico Berardi, their crown jewel, but they still managed to earn a positive 2-2 draw thanks to Boga, Caputo and a little bit of luck as both De Ligt and Buffon had an off day.
Sassuolo have racked up 8 points from last 6 league games and they will be hoping to take down the league’s surprise package on Sunday.
Reggio Emilia-based club have recorded three wins and four losses at MAPEI stadium this season, averaging big numbers- they’re netting 2.29 goals per bout, whilst conceding 2 per tie.
Ferrari, Pegolo, Berardi, Defrel and Chiriches are all out with injuries.
The Sardinians overturned a two-goal deficit to edge out resurrected Sampdoria in a seven-goal thriller. We backed Joao Pedro to score in that one and he delivered with a second-half brace.
With the W-D-L record of 8-4-2, Cagliari are sitting at 4th place, levelled on points with AS Roma. They will be looking to stretch their unbeaten streak to 13 games when they take a trip to the mainland this weekend.
Rolando Maran’s side won three and drew three of their six games on the road, averaging 1.67 goals scored per match and shipping 0.83. They shared the spoils with Lecce (2-2) in their latest away fixture.
First-choice goalkeeper Olsen is suspended for the guests; Cragno, Pavoletti, Ceppitelli, Birsa and Farago are on the treatment table.
Both teams are playing positive, attacking football and we should see plenty of goals on Sunday.
Sassuolo are one of the most overish teams in the league with an average of 3.77 goals on their matches. At least three goals have been scored in each of their games at MAPEI stadium this season.
Cagliari, on the other hand, have scored in each of their away fixtures this season and conceded at least two goals in last three league outings.
With a 2-2, 2-3 hunch, I’m picking goals here.
Sassuolo vs Cagliari: Betting Tips
Both teams to score – Yes @1.60
Over 2.5 goals @1.80.