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Cagliari visit Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino on Sunday for the Serie A clash with home side Torino.
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Torino will be hoping for a better result following a 2-4 Serie A defeat last time out to Atalanta.
In that game, Torino managed 44% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Torino was Andrea Belotti (11', 43'). At the other end, Atalanta had 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. Alejandro Gómez (13'), Luis Muriel (21'), Hans Hateboer (42') and Marten de Roon (54') scored for Atalanta.
Il Toro have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, although they have also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Il Toro have been punished defensively in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those matches. That trend isn’t assured to be continued here, though.
Leading up to this clash, Torino:
- have left without a victory over Cagliari in their last 4 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Atalanta in Serie A action, Cagliari will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Cagliari had 42% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Cagliari, the goalscorers were Diego Godín (24') and João Pedro (52'). At the other end, Atalanta had 21 attempts on goal with 12 of them on target. Luis Muriel (7'), Alejandro Gómez (29'), Mario Pašalić (37'), Duván Zapata (42') and Sam Lammers (81') scored for Atalanta.
Looking at their form, and Cagliari have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 12 goals in all. At the back, Casteddu / Rossoblu have clearly had some problems.
Looking at their past form shows that Cagliari:
- haven't beaten Torino in away games against them for the last 6 league games. Not good.
- remain unbeaten by Torino in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 7 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes stretching back to 29/10/2017 shows us that Torino have won 2 of these games & Cagliari 1, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A combined sum of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 of them for Il Toro and 7 coming from Casteddu / Rossoblu. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
Team News: Torino
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Torino manager Marco Giampaolo to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Daniele Baselli (Ruptured cruciate ligament) won’t play.
Team News: Cagliari
In an otherwise full-strength squad, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Cagliari manager Eusebio Di Francesco to contend with. Gastón Pereiro (Metatarsal Fracture) misses out for this game. Valter Birsa cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re of the opinion that Cagliari may well find it hard to breach the defence of this Torino side who we think should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
That’s why we have predicted a good tussle with a 1-0 advantage for Torino after 90 minutes.
Little in this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (28,177)
Captain: Andrea Belotti
Chairman: Urbano Cairo
Manager: Marco Giampaolo
Competitions: Serie A position 18
⭐ Star Man: Andrea Belotti
Customarily played in the Striker position, Andrea Belotti was born in Italy. After having played his first senior match for AlbinoLeffe in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 2 appearances.