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Cagliari meet visiting team SPAL at The Unipol Domus in the Serie B clash on Friday.
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Cagliari head into this match after a 0-0 Serie B drawn game vs Cittadella.
In that match, Cagliari had 63% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. At the other end, Cittadella had 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Claudio Ranieri's Cagliari have found the net a sum total of 8 times over their prior 6 outings. The number of goals that they have conceded in that time stands at 5.
Going into this encounter, Cagliari haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
In their last game, SPAL drew 1-1 in the Serie B match with Ascoli.
In that game, SPAL managed 64% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for SPAL was Lorenzo Dickmann (16'). Ascoli got 10 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Claud Adjapong (41') scored for Ascoli.
A series of dependable performances by the SPAL defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their last 6 outings in total. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 4.
Going into this encounter, SPAL are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 04/02/2018 shows us that Cagliari have won 4 of them and SPAL 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 13 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 for Casteddu / Rossoblu and 4 created by SPAL. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league contest between these sides was Serie B match day 3 on 27/08/2022 when the final score was SPAL 1-0 Cagliari.
In that match, SPAL had 39% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Andrea La Mantia (37').
On the other side, Cagliari had 12 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Lorenzo Maggioni.
Team News: Cagliari
There is just a single fitness concern for the Cagliari gaffer Claudio Ranieri to be concerned about from a near full-strength group. Giuseppe Ciocci (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: SPAL
Due to a completely healthy squad available to select from, the SPAL manager Daniele De Rossi doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
We’re of the opinion that SPAL are certainly able to break down this Cagliari lineup, however it probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Cagliari at full-time. Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Unipol Domus (16,416)
Captain: Leonardo Pavoletti
Chairman: Tommaso Giulini
Manager: Claudio Ranieri
Competitions: Serie B position 8
🔑 Star Player: Zito Luvumbo
Mostly used in the Right Wing position, Zito Luvumbo was born in Luanda, Angola. Having made his senior debut playing for Como in the 2021 - 2022 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Serie B 2022 - 2023 season to date in 21 appearances.