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Cagliari will be taking on visiting rivals Udinese at Sardegna Arena in this Serie A fixture on Sunday.
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Cagliari will be wanting a better result here after the 2-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Lazio.
In that match, Cagliari had 36% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Cagliari was Giovanni Simeone (45'). For their opponents, Lazio had 19 shots at goal with 11 on target. Sergej Milinković-Savić (47') and Ciro Immobile (60') scored for Lazio.
Cagliari have struggled with their forward play of late. Their sum of goals equals just 2 vs opposition teams during the course of their last six outings. In those meetings, Casteddu / Rossoblu have also seen the number of goals against them come to 7.
A look at their previous results shows us that Cagliari:
- are winless against Udinese in their last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Udinese will come into the meeting following a 2-1 Serie A win as they beat Juventus in their last game.
In that game, Udinese had 39% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Udinese, the scorers were Ilija Nestorovski (52') and Seko Fofana (90'). At the other end, Juventus had 21 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Matthijs de Ligt (42') scored for Juventus.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Udinese, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per game during that spell is 2.83, with the average number of goals for Bianconeri Friuliani being 1.5. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 23/04/2017 tells us that Cagliari have won 2 of these games & Udinese 4, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
An aggregate of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for Casteddu / Rossoblu and 9 being from Bianconeri Friuliani. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league clash between these clubs was Serie A match day 17 on 21/12/2019 when the final score was Udinese 2-1 Cagliari.
That time, Udinese had 40% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorers were Rodrigo De Paul (39') and Seko Fofana (85').
Cagliari got 14 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. João Pedro (84') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Piccinini.
Team News: Cagliari
Luca Pellegrini (Bruised Ankle), Radja Nainggolan (Calf Injury), Christian Oliva (Distortion of the ankle) and Leonardo Pavoletti (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for Cagliari gaffer Walter Zenga.
It’s our opinion that Casteddu / Rossoblu will probably opt for a 3-5-2 formation for this one with Alessio Cragno, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Ragnar Klavan, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Federico Mattiello, Marko Rog, Nahitán Nández, Artur Ionita, Paolo Pancrazio Farago, Giovanni Pablo Simeone and João Pedro Geraldino.
Team News: Udinese
Udinese manager Luca Gotti has some current player fitness concerns. Mato Jajalo (Bruised Knee), Rolando Mandragora (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Kevin Lasagna (Muscle Fatigue), Sebastian Prödl (Knee Injury), Walace (Shoulder Injury) and Lukasz Teodorczyk (Bruised Knee) are not able to play. William Troost-Ekong is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
There’s a good chance that Bianconeri Friuliani seem most likely to utilise a 3-5-2 lineup, starting the game with Juan Musso, Samir Santos, Bram Nuytinck, Rodrigo Becão, Hidde ter Avest, Seko Fofana, Ken Sema, Rodrigo De Paul, Marvin Zeegelaar, Ilija Nestorovski and Stefano Okaka.
Cagliari may not find it easy to find the net against this Udinese team who we reckon will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re going for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 victory for Udinese when the referee blows for full-time.
Expecting it to be tight.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sardegna Arena (16,416)
Captain: Luca Ceppitelli
Chairman: Tommaso Giulini
Manager: Walter Zenga
Competitions: Serie A position 11
🔑 Key Man: Radja Nainggolan
Typically playing in the Centre Midfield position, Radja Nainggolan was born in Antwerp, Belgium. After making a first senior appearance for Piacenza FC in the 2005 - 2006 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 6 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in a total of 26 appearances.