Cagliari vs Genoa: prediction for the Serie A fixture
On September 12, Cagliari take on Genoa. The hosts lost to Genoa in three previous head-to-head matches. Can they break this streak? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Cagliari started the new Serie A season with a draw against Spezia at home (2:2). Leonardo Semplici's charges controlled the game, but conceded two goals first and had to make a comeback. In the second round, the Sardinians paid a visit to AC Milan where they were defeated with a crushing score of 1:4. With only one point in the asset, Cagliari are currently 14th in the standings.
Riccardo Ladinetti is injured and won't be able to play, while Diego Godin is a doubt.
Genoa started with two defeats in a row and with zero points in the asset, the Griffins occupy the second-last place in the table. Davide Ballardini's men had difficult opponents in the first two rounds. To no surprise, Genoa were defeated by the reigning champion Inter Milan (0:4), and then the team lost to Napoli at home (1:2).
Defender Mattia Bani was injured in the match against Napoli and he will not be able to help his team against Cagliari.
In 8 previous head-to-head matches at Cagliari, this score was recorded twice.
Cagliari have scored 3 second-half goals in their last 6 home games.
Genoa have scored 4 goals before half-time in their last 5 away games.
Cagliari looked more confident in the opening rounds, but let's not forget that Genoa played against very strong opponents. The last head-to-head game in Sardinia ended with the victory of Genoa, and the Griffins are in dire need of points right now. In our opinion, this gives the team enough motivation to go forward from the first minutes of the game.
The hosts, on the other hand, will try to wait out the initial onslaught of Genoa and then will create their own chances. The Sardinians looked good in the first matches, and they have home-field advantage. We believe that Cagliari should win this fixture.
Our prediction -Cagliari to win.
Both teams have good performers in the attacking line. The visitors really need to score goals, and we believe that they will be successful in that. As for Cagliari, they almost always score at home, so we predict that both teams will score.
Our second bet - both to score.