Hellas Verona vs Cagliari
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona)
Hellas Verona, currently riding a nine-game unbeaten streak, welcome free-falling Cagliari, winless in ten, to the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Sunday.
Hellas Verona vs Cagliari: Match Preview
The high-flying Scaligers head into this match on the back of a goalless draw against Udinese at the Stadio Friuli. The club is currently on a nine-game unbeaten run in the league which includes four wins and five draws.
Ivan Juric’s side are exceeding expectations so far this term, and are sitting sixth in the table, levelled on points with fellow Europa league chasers, Parma and AC Milan. They will be hoping to extend their impressive run when they host Il Sardi on Sunday.
Hellas Verona have registered six wins, three draws and three losses at Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, netting 1.42 goals per match on average, whilst shipping a goal per bout. They have won last three home games with a combined goal difference of 7:2.
Cagliari’s struggles continued as they slumped to their second consecutive league defeat, sixth in their last ten leagues matches. This time around, Rolando Maran’s men, without suspended Radja Nainggoan in the squad, fell to a narrow defeat at the hands of resurrected Napoli side.
The Sardinians have taken only four points since December 8th and slipped to eleventh position in the Serie A standings, three points adrift of their next opponents.
Il Sardi have posted three wins, six draws nad three defeats away from Sardegna Arena this season, averaging 1.33 goals scored per game whilst allowing 1.42 in return. Cagliari have picked up four points from their last seven road games (0W, 4D, 3L).
Verona vs Cagliari: Team News & Probable Lineups
The veteran forwards Di Carmine (11/3) and Pazzini (9/4) are ruled out; Borini (6/2) and Danzi (1/0) are yet to be evaluated. Influental midfielder Miguel Veloso (21/2) is suspended.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri – Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Gunter – Faraoni, Amrabat, Eysseric, Lazovic – Zaccagni, Pessina – Borini (Stepinski)
Injured trio Cacciatore (12/0), Farago (12/1) and Pavoletti (1/0) will miss the trip to the mainland; former Boca midfielder Nandez (23/1) is banned.
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Cragno – Pisacane, Walukievicz, Klavan, Pellegrini – Oliva, Cigarini, Ionita – Nainggolan – Joao Pedro, Simeone
Hellas Verona vs Cagliari: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (18 games): Hellas Verona 7 Wins, Cagliari 7 Wins, 4 Draws.
- The Scaligers have won 5 of their 9 home games against Islanders.
- Hellas Verona are on a three-game winning streak against Cagliari at this venue.
- Seven of the last ten head-to-head matches had BTTS – Yes.
- The two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Cagliari’s Sardegna Arena back in September.
Hellas Verona vs Cagliari: Prediction
Pretty much everything points out to a home win, even head-to-head supports that, but I’d advise you to be cautious and take Hellas Verona in DNB market simply because we know how tricky Cagliari can be.
As for my second bet, I’ll go for a late goal. 31 percent of Cagliari’s conceded goals occurred after the 75th minute, whilst Hellas Verona have scored seven of their seventeen home goals in the last fifteen minutes.
Hellas Verona vs Cagliari: Betting Tips
Hellas Verona Draw-No-Bet @ 1.47
Game to witness a Late Goal – (Goal After 72:59 minutes – Yes) @ 1.83.