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Napoli host guests Cagliari at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in this Serie A meeting on Sunday.
All Napoli v Cagliari game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Napoli will be looking for another win after a 0-2 Serie A success vs Torino.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 53% possession and 25 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For SSC Napoli, the goals were scored by Tiemoué Bakayoko (11') and Victor Osimhen (13'). At the other end, Torino had 15 shots at goal with 5 on target.
Fixtures involving SSC Napoli have often been exciting encounters of late with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past half dozen games alone, a total of 23 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 15 of them accredited to Partenopei.
A look at their previous results shows us that SSC Napoli:
- are unbeaten in the league by Cagliari in their last 2 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 8 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Cagliari will go into the match after a 3-2 Serie A win with the defeat of Roma in their last fixture.
In that game, Cagliari managed 28% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Cagliari, goals were scored by Charalambos Lykogiannis (4'), Răzvan Marin (57') and João Pedro (64'). For their opponents, Roma got 17 shots at goal with 7 on target. Carles Pérez (27') and Federico Fazio (69') scored for Roma.
The stats don’t lie, and Cagliari have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals overall. At the back, Casteddu / Rossoblu certainly have room for improvement. We will see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 26/02/2018 tells us that Napoli have won 5 of these & Cagliari 1, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
In all, 16 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 13 from Partenopei and 3 created by Casteddu / Rossoblu. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league game between these clubs was Serie A match day 15 on 03/01/2021 when the final score was Cagliari 1-4 SSC Napoli.
That time, Cagliari managed 38% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player to score was João Pedro (60').
For their opponents, SSC Napoli got 34 attempts at goal with 12 on target. Piotr Zieliński (25', 62'), Hirving Lozano (74') and Lorenzo Insigne (86') scored.
The match was refereed by Gianluca Manganiello.
Team News: Napoli
Faouzi Ghoulam (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Stanislav Lobotka (Flu) will not be able to play for Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso.
Team News: Cagliari
Cagliari manager Leonardo Semplici has some current player fitness concerns. Riccardo Sottil (Thigh Problems), Gastón Pereiro (Corona virus) and Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection. Răzvan Marin will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the opinion that Cagliari would be disappointed if they were not to get a goal against this Napoli lineup, although that probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We reckon that it will be a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Napoli after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (54,726)
Captain: Lorenzo Insigne
Chairman: Aurelio De Laurentiis
Manager: Gennaro Gattuso
Competitions: Serie A position 3, Supercoppa (Final)
⭐ Key Man: Hirving Lozano
Customarily taking up the Left Wing position, Hirving Lozano was born in Distrito Federal, Mexico. Having made his senior debut playing for Pachuca in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 9 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far in 27 appearances.