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Cagliari play host to visiting opponents Venezia at Unipol Domus in this Serie A tie on Friday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Cagliari v Venezia game - as well as the best betting odds.
Cagliari won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 2-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against SSC Napoli.
In that match, Cagliari had 32% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. SSC Napoli had 17 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Victor Osimhen (11') and Lorenzo Insigne (57') scored for SSC Napoli.
Matches involving Cagliari have proved to be engaging encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes, a grand total of 22 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 7 of those belonging to Cagliari. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall be maintained here in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Cagliari:
- have not been beaten in the league by Venezia in their last 2 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 league games. That's never good.
In the game prior to this, Venezia drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Torino.
In that game, Venezia managed 43% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Venezia was Mattia Aramu (78'). On the other side, Torino had 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Josip Brekalo (56') scored for Torino.
The stats don’t lie, and Venezia have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. In defence, Venezia certainly have room for improvement.
Going into this one, Venezia have not won against Cagliari in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 26/09/1999, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Cagliari winning 2 of those games, Venezia 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them for Casteddu / Rossoblu and 10 created by Arancioneroverdi. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
Team News: Cagliari
Paolo Faragò (Hip Injury), Dalbert (Thigh Problems), Damir Ceter (Calf Injury), Riccardo Ladinetti (Heart Condition) and Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for Cagliari manager Leonardo Semplici.
Team News: Venezia
Venezia boss Paolo Zanetti has some current player fitness concerns. Ridgeciano Haps (Muscular problems), Luca Lezzerini (Thigh Problems), Arnór Sigurdsson (Muscular problems) and Lauri Ala-Myllymäki (Knee Surgery) will miss out on this game. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Bruno Bertinato, Gianmarco Zigoni, Jacopo Dezi and Riccardo Bocalon.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Cagliari will likely get amongst the goals when they line up against Venezia, who may well find it hard to score themselves.
Our tip is for a decent 2-0 margin for Cagliari at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Unipol Domus (16,416)
Captain: João Pedro
Chairman: Tommaso Giulini
Manager: Leonardo Semplici
Competitions: Serie A position 19, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)
⭐ Key Player: João Pedro
Typically taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, João Pedro was born in Ipatinga, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Atlético Mineiro in the 2010 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 6 appearances.