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Salernitana will take to the pitch with guests Cagliari at Stadio Arechi in the Serie A fixture on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Salernitana v Cagliari match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Salernitana will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 2-1 Serie A victory vs Venezia.
In that match, Salernitana had 43% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Salernitana, the scorers were Federico Bonazzoli (7') and Simone Verdi (67'). At the other end, Venezia got 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Thomas Henry (58') scored for Venezia.
Salernitana haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 9 during that time while also conceding a total of 6. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained here.
Coming into this contest, Salernitana have not registered a win against Cagliari in their last 4 league games.
Since being beaten in their last game against Hellas Verona in Serie A action, Cagliari will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Cagliari had 58% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Cagliari was João Pedro (57'). For their opponents, Hellas Verona had 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Antonín Barák (8') and Gianluca Caprari (44') scored for Hellas Verona.
The attacking players from Cagliari have had real problems scoring goals in their past 6 encounters, recording the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, Casteddu / Rossoblu have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 11.
Going into this one, Cagliari are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes going back to 03/05/2003 tells us that Salernitana have won 1 of these games and Cagliari 4, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A total of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for I granata and 13 belonging to Casteddu / Rossoblu. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Serie A match day 14 on 26/11/2021 when the final score was Cagliari 1-1 Salernitana.
That time, Cagliari had 57% possession and 19 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Leonardo Pavoletti (73').
On the other side, Salernitana got 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Federico Bonazzoli (90') was the scorer.
The referee was Daniele Doveri.
Team News: Salernitana
In our view, I granata may well use the 3-5-2 system for the game, utilising Luigi Sepe, Norbert Gyomber, Ivan Radovanovic, Federico Fazio, Pasquale Mazzocchi, Lassana Coulibaly, Emil Bohinen, Ederson, Matteo Ruggeri, Milan Djuric and Simone Verdi.
Team News: Cagliari
In an otherwise healthy group of players, there is only the one fitness problem for the Cagliari manager Walter Mazzarri to be concerned about. Adam Obert (Ankle Injury) won’t be playing here.
We reckon that Casteddu / Rossoblu appear most likely to utilise a 3-5-2 formation by sending out Alessio Cragno, Luca Ceppitelli, Matteo Lovato, Giorgio Altare, Raoul Bellanova, Marko Rog, Alberto Grassi, Alessandro Deiola, C. Lykogiannis, Joao Pedro and Leonardo Pavoletti.
Our assessment is that Cagliari are capable enough to score a goal against this Salernitana outfit, however it may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Salernitana when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Arechi (37,180)
Captain: Franck Ribéry
Chairman: Danilo Iervolino
Manager: Davide Nicola
Competitions: Serie A position 18
⭐ Star Player: Federico Bonazzoli
Typically taking up the Striker position, Federico Bonazzoli was born in Manerbio, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Inter Milan in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 8 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 28 appearances.