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The wait is almost over for the Coppa Italia action scheduled for Wednesday as Cagliari will play Hellas Verona.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Cagliari v Hellas Verona game - plus the latest betting odds.
Cagliari will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-0 Serie A defeat last time out to Juventus.
In that match, Cagliari managed 34% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 0 on target. On the other side, Juventus got 24 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Cristiano Ronaldo (38', 42') was the scorer for Juventus.
Fixtures featuring Cagliari have tended to be entertaining ones recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past half dozen games, the sum total of 21 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of those coming from Casteddu / Rossoblu. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
After being beaten in their last game against Sassuolo in Serie A competition, Hellas Verona and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Hellas Verona managed 52% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Sassuolo had 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Jérémie Boga (42') and Domenico Berardi (76') scored for Sassuolo.
The stats don’t lie, and Hellas Verona have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. In defence, Verona just haven’t been too solid at all.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes going back to 04/10/2014 shows that Cagliari have won 1 of these games and Hellas Verona 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
13 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 from Casteddu / Rossoblu and 8 for Verona. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Serie A match day 25 on 20/06/2020 when it finished Hellas Verona 2-1 Cagliari.
On that occasion, Hellas Verona had 47% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Samuel Di Carmine (14', 26').
Cagliari got 15 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Giovanni Simeone (43') scored.
The referee was Gianluca Manganiello.
Team News: Cagliari
Charalampos Lykogiannis (Calf Problems), Diego Godín (Corona virus), Simone Pinna (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Paolo Faragò (Hamstring Injury), Luca Ceppitelli (Muscular problems), Zito Luvumbo (Hamstring Injury) and Giovanni Simeone (Corona virus) are not available for Cagliari gaffer Eusebio Di Francesco.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Verona boss Ivan Jurić has to choose a team with limited availability. Matteo Lovato (Hamstring Injury), Darko Lazovic (Corona virus), Ronaldo Vieira (Muscle Injury), Nikola Kalinic (Muscular problems), Kevin Rüegg (Hamstring Injury) and Marco Benassi (Calf Injury) will miss out on this game.
Our assessment here is that Hellas Verona may well find it hard to break down this Cagliari team who will likely do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a good battle with a 1-0 winning margin for Cagliari at full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sardegna Arena (16,416)
Captain: Luca Ceppitelli
Chairman: Tommaso Giulini
Manager: Eusebio Di Francesco
Competitions: Serie A position 11, Coppa Italia (4th Round)
⭐ Key Player: João Pedro
Mostly playing 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 skilful Midfielder has accumulated 5 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 8 appearances.