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Cagliari visit Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Sunday for the Serie A showdown with hosts Benevento.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Benevento v Cagliari, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Benevento won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 2-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against AC Milan.
In that match, Benevento managed 44% possession and 13 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. AC Milan got 20 shots on goal with 11 on target. Hakan Çalhanoğlu (6') and Theo Hernández (60') scored for AC Milan.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Benevento have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Benevento have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 16 goals along the way. That sort of pattern might not follow through into this match, of course.
Ahead of this clash, Benevento are without a win at home for the past 10 league matches. Something needs to change.
In their previous fixture, Cagliari drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with SSC Napoli.
In that match, Cagliari had 44% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Cagliari was Nahitan Nández (94'). For their opponents, SSC Napoli had 19 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Victor Osimhen (13') was the scorer for SSC Napoli.
The numbers tell their own story, and Cagliari have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in all. At the back, Casteddu / Rossoblu have been far from perfect.
Going into this contest, Cagliari are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The last league match between the two was Serie A match day 16 on 06/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Cagliari 1-2 Benevento.
In that match, Cagliari managed 61% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was João Pedro (20').
On the other side, Benevento had 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Marco Sau (41') and Alessandro Tuia (44') scored.
The match was refereed by Eugenio Abbattista.
Team News: Benevento
Marco Sau (Unknown Injury), Gabriele Moncini (Bruised Ankle), Alessandro Tuia (Calf Injury), Daam Foulon (Unknown Injury) and Gaetano Letizia (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for Benevento manager Filippo Inzaghi. Luca Antei cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Cagliari
Cagliari boss Leonardo Semplici has some current player fitness concerns. Riccardo Sottil (Thigh Problems), Gastón Pereiro (Corona virus) and Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
When taking everything into account, Benevento will really need to work well to see themselves scoring against this Cagliari lineup who will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought 0-1 winning margin for Cagliari at the end of the 90 minutes.
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: Stadio Ciro Vigorito (16,867)
Captain: Nicolas Viola
Chairman: Oreste Vigorito
Manager: Filippo Inzaghi
Competitions: Serie A position 18
🔑 Key Man: Nicolas Viola
Typically taking up the Centre Midfield position, Nicolas Viola was born in Taurianova , Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Reggina in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 5 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.