Torino – Cagliari : Preview & Prediction
Torino and Cagliari meet at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino in a match of the 11th round of Serie A TIM. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. Indeed, in the last match in this stadium, for Serie A TIM, 11-11-2016, Torino won by (5-1). The goals of the match were scored by A. Belotti (2 ‘and 59’), A. Ljajić (10 ‘), M. Benassi (38’) and D. Baselli (51 ‘) for Torino and F. Melchiorri 41 ‘) to Cagliari. In this match the house factor could play a decisive role, as Cagliari has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in 12th place, having won 13 points. In the last match, he lost to Fiorentina by (3-0), after having lost at home in a game against Roma, by (0-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 28 conceded, against 6 victories , 7 draws and 2 defeats at home, with 40 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last 4 home games for the championship, Torino has recorded 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss, having won 5 points out of 12. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 10 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 6 home games in all competitions: he scored 6 of his 14 goals in minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Torino showed a good performance at the beginning of the Italian League, remaining unbeaten until the fifth round, but then saw their income fall and now has been five rounds without a win, coming from two consecutive defeats, in which he could not swing the opponent’s net none turn. In the last round, the team had a terrible offensive action, and their defense also could not hold the attack of Fiorentina, that applied a thrashing. Based on the numbers of the competition, it can be noticed that the team is characterized by a defensive system somewhat as failed, since it was not leaked in only two games until then. The attack is also leaving to be desired, since it is the fifth that less ends. As principal, the club has been making a just reasonable campaign. It is very likely that the coach will set up the team in the 4-2-3-1, with Ljajić prominent in the offensive sector.
After 3 wins and 7 losses, the visiting team is in 14th place, having won 9 points. In the last match, he won Benevento at home (2-1), after having lost in the last match in a game against Lazio, (3-0). 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 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 17 goals scored and 31 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, with a total of 19 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the championship, Cagliari won 3 points in 15 chances, after 1 win and 4 losses in the last 5 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 5 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 10 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 6 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (0’-15 ‘).
Cagliari are on the pitch for this game, a little more relieved after being able to find their way back from winning in the competition, interrupting a bad sequence of five consecutive defeats, scoring in only one of them, thus showing some problems in the attack. This sector is, in fact, one of the responsible for the poor performance of the team, since it is among the six less efficient of the competition, having stopped to shake the adversary network in five confrontations. Already the performance of the defensive sector has not been very different, adding eighteen goals suffered in ten matches, and in only two managed to prevent the opponent scored. As a visitor, the club has been lacking, especially in the attack. For this duel, the coach must keep the team in 3-4-1-2, with Barella standing out in midfield.
Torino – Cagliari : Betting Tips
Torino – Win Odds: 1.65
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70