Cagliari – Bologna SOCCER PICKS
Cagliari and Bologna face, in a match for the 8th round of Serie A. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 1 and tied 3. The last direct confrontation Between these two teams, on 22-04-2018, ended with a draw by (0-0). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 6 points won, after 1 win, 3 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home against Sampdoria with (0-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Internazionale, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 home matches Cagliari has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
The Cagliari enters this unmotivated match, after a foreign defeat, by 2-0, in the visit to the Inter ground. The home team usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, in which the two most advanced players are Sau and Pavoletti. The responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team is the Romanian Ionita. The home coach will not be able to count on Charalampos Lykogiannis and Luca Ceppitelli, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Juventus, by (2-0). In the last match, they won at home against Udinese by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Bologna won 1, tied 3 and lost 6. The team has conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, and its attack needs improvement, since they have not scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since in 12 of the last 19 they played there were less than 3 goals.
The Bologna enters this game motivated, after a home win, by 2-1, in the reception to Udinese: Santander and Orsolini marked the goals of the victory. The visiting club usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the lateral corridors. The Bologna is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When he invests in the offensive process, he usually does so through the right corridor, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the Mattiello side. The foreign trainer will not be able to count on Rodrigo Palacio and Filip Helander, for being injured.