The Serie A clash at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday will see home team Inter Milan play Cagliari.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Inter Milan v Cagliari are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Inter Milan will be looking for another win after a 2-1 Serie A victory vs Sassuolo.
In that game, Inter Milan had 29% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For Inter Milan, the goals were scored by Romelu Lukaku (10') and Lautaro Martínez (67'). On the other side, Sassuolo got 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Hamed Junior Traorè (85') was the scorer for Sassuolo.
Their most recent results reveal that quality has been evident in the Inter Milan defence. Nerazzurri have been stingy, with the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 games standing at 3. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Going into this contest, Inter Milan are unbeaten in the league by Cagliari in their last 3 matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Hellas Verona in Serie A competition, Cagliari and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Cagliari had 48% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 5 on target. At the other end, Hellas Verona had 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. Antonín Barák (54') and Kevin Lasagna (98') scored for Hellas Verona.
Leonardo Semplici's Cagliari have converted 7 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period equals 9.
Leading up to this clash, Cagliari:
- have not won against Inter Milan when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes going back to 29/09/2018 shows us that Inter Milan have won 4 of them and Cagliari 1, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 13 for Nerazzurri and 6 for Casteddu / Rossoblu. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league encounter between the two was Serie A match day 11 on 13/12/2020 when the final score was Cagliari 1-3 Inter Milan.
In that match, Cagliari managed 42% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Riccardo Sottil (41').
On the other side, Inter Milan got 21 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. Nicolò Barella (77'), Danilo D'Ambrosio (84') and Romelu Lukaku (94') scored.
The match was refereed by Fabrizio Pasqua.
Team News: Inter Milan
Ivan Perisic (Muscle Fatigue) and Aleksandar Kolarov (Muscle Fatigue) aren’t available for Inter manager Antonio Conte. Nicolò Barella will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Cagliari
Cagliari boss Leonardo Semplici has a number of players out of action. Nahitan Nández (Thigh Problems), Alessio Cragno (Corona virus), Riccardo Sottil (Thigh Problems), Luca Ceppitelli (Calf Injury), Matteo Tramoni (Thigh Problems), Alessandro Tripaldelli (Hamstring Injury) and Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
Our assessment is that Inter Milan can and should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Cagliari will be up against it getting goals - but, we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
Accordingly, we see a 3-1 win for Inter Milan at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (78,275)
Captain: Samir Handanovič
Chairman: Steven Zhang
Manager: Antonio Conte
Competitions: Serie A position 1
⭐ Key Man: Lautaro Martínez
Normally taking up the Striker position, Lautaro Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Racing Club in the 2015 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 14 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 28 appearances.