Cagliari – AC Milan : Preview & Prediction
Dangerously close to the relegation zone of Serie A (SA), Cagliari have not won in five league matches at home (E2, P3). On a brighter note, the hosts have scored in each of their last nine official home games, scoring the first goal before half-time on three occasions (MT: G2, P1) of the last four (FT: E1, P3 ).
Overall, Cagliari have recorded just 14 points in the first 17 days of the SA (G3, E5, P9) – that’s their lowest score since the 2014/15 campaign, a season in which they finally dropped. Interestingly, he had the same average goals conceded at this stage back then (2.00).
Having scored two or more goals in 16 of their 17 SA matches so far, AC Milan are enjoying their best start to a league campaign since the 2003/04 season, when they were champions by 11 points and averaging of 1.91 goals per game. They currently average a better goal-per-game rate in the SA this period (2.18) and boast the third longest streak in SA history for the most games scored in a row (37 games).
The visiting team has not been intimidated when they play away and register as the best visiting team in the division before this day (G7, E1). Much of that is due to his offensive power and that is that he has led at halftime in all seven wins. That said, Milan have managed to score in both halves only once in the previous seven games they have played at this venue (W3, E3, P1).
Players to watch: Cagliari’s João Pedro remains the top scorer for his team this SA season – he has scored three of his last four goals during the second halves. Scorer of a double on four occasions this SA season, all eyes will be on Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimović as Milan’s top scorer in the SA (ten goals) will return to action in this engagement.
Highlight: Since the start of the 2018/19 season, Milan have scored at least two goals in 40 (a majority of 80%) of their last 50 league wins.
Cagliari – AC Milan : Betting Tips
AC Milan – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70