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The Serie A tie at Sardegna Arena on Friday will see home side Cagliari welcome Torino.
View all of the Cagliari v Torino predictions, poll and stats below - along with the latest match odds.
Cagliari will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 0-1 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Atalanta.
In that game, Cagliari had 36% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Atalanta got 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Luis Muriel (90') was the scorer for Atalanta.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Cagliari have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Casteddu / Rossoblu have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals along the way. Still, it remains to be seen whether that pattern might continue on in this game.
Their prior results show that Cagliari:
- haven't lost in the league to Torino in their last 5 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 8 matches in the league. No joy for the home fans.
In their previous fixture, Torino drew 0-0 in the Serie A tie with Genoa.
In that match, Torino managed 45% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Genoa got 6 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Davide Nicola's Torino have found the back of the net a total of 6 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 6.
Pre-game facts show that Torino:
- have not beaten Cagliari when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 31/03/2018 shows us that Cagliari have won 2 of them & Torino 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A combined sum of 19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from Casteddu / Rossoblu and 10 netted by Il Toro. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Serie A match day 4 on 18/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Torino 2-3 Cagliari.
In that game, Torino had 59% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Andrea Belotti (4', 49').
At the other end, Cagliari got 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. João Pedro (12') and Giovanni Simeone (19', 73') scored.
The match was refereed by Federico La Penna.
Team News: Cagliari
Riccardo Sottil (Thigh Problems) and Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Cagliari manager Eusebio Di Francesco.
Team News: Torino
Owing to an otherwise healthy group, there is just a single fitness problem for the Torino boss Davide Nicola to be concerned about. Antonio Sanabria (Corona virus) won’t be in action.
It’s looking like Torino and Cagliari should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. That is why we are leaning toward a hard-fought 1-1 score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sardegna Arena (16,416)
Captain: Luca Ceppitelli
Chairman: Tommaso Giulini
Manager: Eusebio Di Francesco
Competitions: Serie A position 18
⭐ Key Man: João Pedro
Usually playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, João Pedro was born in Ipatinga, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Atlético Mineiro in the 2010 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored 11 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 22 appearances.