Cagliari – Genoa : Preview & Prediction
Cagliari and Genoa play in a match of the 18th round of Serie A TIM. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 03-04-2018, ended the victory of Genoa by (2-1). In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Cagliari team is currently in 14th place with 17 points earned after 3 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Napoli by (0-1). In the last match, lost out to Lazio by (3-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last eight home games for the league, Cagliari have won 2, 5 draws and 1 defeat, having won 11 points out of 24. In his home games there are some frequent scorers in the break: 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 1-0 (4 out of 8 matches). The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 17 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the score.
Cagliari came to this game with a 3-1 defeat on their visit to the Lazio field, adding to their seventh straight game without a win in the Italian league: the only goal of the team was scored by João Pedro. In the 8 matches played in the home, Cagliari only has 1 loss. Coach Rolando Maran normally has four men on defense, three in the midfield and three in the attack, with Leonardo Pavoletti the most advanced man on the team: this player is the best Cagliari finisher with 6 goals scored. For this game the home manager can not count on the injured Lucas Castro and Lykogiannis.
The visiting team is currently in 13th place with 19 points, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Roma by (3-2). In the last match, won at home to Atalanta by (3-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 19 goals scored and 34 conceded. Already inside the home, won 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 33 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 8 away games for the championship, Genoa have recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 6 defeats, having won 4 points in 24 chances.
In this competition, he has lost his last 4 games as a visitor and has not won any of the last 5 games he played as a visitor. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their games away to this competition there is a tendency to have goals, since 7 in 8 finished with More than 2.5 goals in the scoreboard. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 8 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 4 of his 9 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Genoa come to this game with a 3-1 victory at Atalanta’s reception, returning victories after 10 consecutive games without a win in the league: the goals of the team were scored by Piatek, Lazovic and Rafael Toloi (goal against) . Away from home, visitors only record 1 win in 8 games. In this match against Cagliari, coach Cesare Prandelli should keep the team in the 3-5-2 campaign, benefiting from the possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the right side. Lazovic is one of the most dangerous men in Genoa’s attack front, being this very fast and competent in driving the ball to the attack. On the other hand, Krzysztof Piatek is the best finisher of the visiting team with 13 goals scored. It seems that the injuries will not be a problem for this match.
Cagliari – Genoa : Betting Tips
Cagliari – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70