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The Serie A match at Unipol Domus on Sunday will see home side Cagliari play against Genoa.
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Cagliari will be hoping to bounce back here after the 4-1 Serie A losing effort in their last game against AC Milan.
In that match, Cagliari had 43% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Cagliari was Alessandro Deiola (15'). For their opponents, AC Milan had 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Sandro Tonali (12'), Brahim Díaz (17') and Olivier Giroud (24', 43') scored for AC Milan.
In their prior six fixtures, Leonardo Semplici's Cagliari have found the net a total of 6 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.
Taking a look at their past results, Cagliari:
- have not emerged victorious against Genoa in their last 3 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to SSC Napoli in Serie A competition, Genoa will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Genoa managed 39% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Genoa was Andrea Cambiaso (69'). SSC Napoli had 13 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Fabián Ruiz (39') and Andrea Petagna (84') scored for SSC Napoli.
Demonstrating their predisposition for action-packed encounters, we’ve had goals 22 times in the prior 6 games in which Genoa have sent out their troops, giving a mean average of 3.67 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have managed 12 of those goals.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 26/12/2018 shows that Cagliari have won 2 of them & Genoa 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
An aggregate of 10 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 from Casteddu / Rossoblu and 5 created by Il Grifone. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 38 on 22/05/2021 when the final score was Cagliari 0-1 Genoa.
That day, Cagliari managed 51% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
On the other side, Genoa had 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Eldor Shomurodov (15') was the scorer.
The referee was Francesco Meraviglia.
Team News: Cagliari
Diego Godín (Knee Problems), Paolo Faragò (Hip Injury), Riccardo Ladinetti (Heart Condition) and Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Cagliari gaffer Leonardo Semplici.
Team News: Genoa
Genoa manager Davide Ballardini has to currently contend with reduced team options. Francesco Cassata (Knee Surgery) and Mattia Bani (Calf Problems) miss out here. Ivan Radovanovic is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
When taking everything into account, Genoa could find themselves struggling to score against this Cagliari lineup who will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very even match with a 1-0 win for Cagliari at full-time.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Unipol Domus (16,416)
Captain: João Pedro
Chairman: Tommaso Giulini
Manager: Leonardo Semplici
Competitions: Serie A position 14, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
🔑 Star Man: João Pedro
Regularly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, João Pedro was born in Ipatinga, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Atlético Mineiro in the 2010 season, the gifted Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 2 appearances.