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Cagliari face off with visiting opponents AC Milan at Sardegna Arena in the Serie A meeting on Monday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Cagliari v AC Milan are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Cagliari will be hoping for a better result after a 3-1 Coppa Italia loss in their previous game against Atalanta.
In that game, Cagliari had 42% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cagliari was Riccardo Sottil (55'). On the other side, Atalanta got 30 shots at goal with 14 on target. Aleksei Miranchuk (43'), Luis Muriel (61') and Boško Šutalo (64') scored for Atalanta.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Cagliari have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Casteddu / Rossoblu have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 14 goals in the process. Putting that to one side, time will tell if such a trend might be maintained in this upcoming match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Cagliari:
- have not beaten AC Milan in their previous 6 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 matches in the league. That's never good.
In their previous fixture, AC Milan drew 0-0 in the Coppa Italia tie with Torino.
In that game, AC Milan had 50% possession and 23 shots at goal with 9 on target. Torino had 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. AC Milan ran out winners after a 5-4 penalty shootout.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Stefano Pioli's AC Milan have managed to stick the ball in the net 10 times, yielding them the goals per game average of 1.67.
Pre-game facts show that AC Milan:
- are undefeated by Cagliari in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 15 league matches away from home. A mightily impressive record on the road.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 27/08/2017 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for Cagliari. They have not been able to register any victories at all while AC Milan have simply been better than them, getting wins in 83% of those ties.
A combined sum of 16 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 3 from Casteddu / Rossoblu and 13 for i Rossoneri. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league game featuring the two was Serie A match day 38 on 01/08/2020 which ended up with the score at AC Milan 3-0 Cagliari.
On that day, AC Milan had 63% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Zlatan Ibrahimović (55') and Samu Castillejo (57').
Cagliari got 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Ragnar Klavan (10' Own goal) was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Marco Serra.
Team News: Cagliari
Ragnar Klavan (Corona virus), Andrea Carboni (Corona virus), Paolo Faragò (Thigh Problems), Zito Luvumbo (Hamstring Injury) and Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for Cagliari boss Eusebio Di Francesco. Nahitan Nández will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: AC Milan
Milan boss Stefano Pioli has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Hakan Calhanoglu (Corona virus), Ismaël Bennacer (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Matteo Gabbia (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Theo Hernández (Corona virus), Rade Krunic (Corona virus) and Ante Rebic (Corona virus) will miss out on this game. Rafael Leão is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re of the view that Cagliari are capable enough to score against this AC Milan side, however a single goal may not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a 1-2 win for AC Milan by the conclusion of the game. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sardegna Arena (16,416)
Captain: Luca Ceppitelli
Chairman: Tommaso Giulini
Manager: Eusebio Di Francesco
Competitions: Serie A position 16, Coppa Italia (5th Round)
⭐ Key Man: João Pedro
Typically playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, João Pedro was born in Ipatinga, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Atlético Mineiro in the 2010 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 10 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 17 appearances.