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Fiorentina will take to the pitch with visiting club Cagliari at Stadio Artemio Franchi in the Serie A clash on Sunday.
All Fiorentina v Cagliari match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Fiorentina will be hoping for a better result after a 2-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Lazio.
In that match, Fiorentina had 55% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fiorentina was Dušan Vlahović (88'). Lazio got 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Felipe Caicedo (6') and Ciro Immobile (75') scored for Lazio.
Cesare Prandelli's Fiorentina have celebrated scoring a sum total of 6 times in their past 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time is 7.
Analysis of their past results shows that Fiorentina:
- have not emerged victorious against Cagliari in their last 5 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Benevento in Serie A competition, Cagliari and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Cagliari had 61% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cagliari was João Pedro (20'). Benevento had 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Marco Sau (41') and Alessandro Tuia (44') scored for Benevento.
The stats tell the story, and Cagliari have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 13 goals in total. Defensively, Casteddu / Rossoblu have not been doing too well.
Looking at their past form shows that Cagliari:
- haven't beaten Fiorentina when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten by Fiorentina when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 22/12/2017 shows that Fiorentina have won 1 of these & Cagliari 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 from La Viola and 9 being from Casteddu / Rossoblu. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league game between these sides was Serie A match day 31 on 08/07/2020 and the score finished Fiorentina 0-0 Cagliari.
That day, Fiorentina managed 61% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
On the other side, Cagliari had 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Gianluca Manganiello.
Team News: Fiorentina
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the Fiorentina gaffer Cesare Prandelli to be concerned with due to a largely intact group. Franck Ribéry (Knee Problems) misses out. Gaetano Castrovilli cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Cagliari
Cagliari manager Eusebio Di Francesco has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ragnar Klavan (Corona virus), Andrea Carboni (Corona virus), Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Diego Godín (Muscle Fatigue), Zito Luvumbo (Hamstring Injury), Adam Ounas (Adductor problems) and Paolo Faragò (Thigh Problems) can’t be considered. Nahitan Nández is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We feel that in this game, Cagliari must be fancied to score a goal against this Fiorentina team, although it may not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re tipping a 2-1 win for Fiorentina after 90 minutes. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi (43,147)
Captain: Germán Pezzella
Chairman: Rocco Commisso
Manager: Cesare Prandelli
Competitions: Serie A position 13, Coppa Italia (5th Round)
⭐ Star Man: Gaetano Castrovilli
Usually used in the Centre Midfield position, Gaetano Castrovilli was born in Canosa di Puglia, Italy. After having played his first senior match for AS Bari in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 4 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 15 appearances.