Cagliari – Inter SOCCER PICKS
Cagliari and Internazionale meet, in a match for the 26 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 09-29-2018, the Internazionale won at home by (2-0). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 5 wins and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Cagliari presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 24 points won, after 5 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Parma, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Sampdoria, by (1-0). 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 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in their stadium. For the championship, Cagliari won 16 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 12 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 12 matches they played ended in Under 1,5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 16 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Cagliari comes to this game with a defeat, by 1-0, in the displacement to the terrain of Sampdoria, adding in this way the fourth snub in the last 5 matches played in the Italian championship. However, it is important to underline that the locals won at home to Parma on the last day. In this challenge against Inter, coach Rolando Maran must keep the team in a 4-4-2, privileging defensive organization and rapid attacks. Leonardo Pavoletti is the best scorer of Cagliari in the championship, with 9 goals scored. For this game, the coach can not count on suspended Deiola, besides Klavan, Castro and Cerri, these by injury.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 47 points won, after 14 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Sampdoria, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Fiorentina, by (3-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 7 conceded. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, the Internazionale has 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (5 out of 12 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 25 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 away matches for this competition: they have suffered 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Inter Milan has made a very positive Italian championship and currently occupies the third position, with 47 points conquered, 9 points behind Napoli. It should be noted that the locals tied 3-3 on the last day, against Fiorentina. Normally the trainer Luciano Spalletiti acts with four men in the defense, three in center of the field and three in the attack, being Lautaro Martinez the most advanced player. We emphasize that the visitors have presented great quality in the defense-attack transition. Everything indicates that the foreign trainer can not count on Mauro Icardi and Vrsaljko, both with physical problems.