Sassuolo vs Cagliari Soccer Match Preview
Sassuolo vs Cagliari Soccer Match will be played in Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore at December 8th, 2019 at 19:30 UTC. Read Serie A Football Match Preview and Betting Tips from our Expert Tipsters.
Cagliari Match Form
Cagliari will look to continue their stunning run when they travel to the Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore for playing Sassuolo in the Serie A on Sunday.
I Rossoblu are currently 4th in the league table, occupying the final UEFA Champions League spot. They have 28 points from 14 games, same as Roma in 5th and 2 less than Lazio in 3rd. Rolando Maran’s side is sitting pretty ahead of the likes of Atalanta, Napoli and AC Milan.
While it remains to be seen whether they can sustain this form, there is no doubt that the fans would be delighted with the run, especially after finishing 15th in the league last time around.
Thus, Cagliari will look to continue the winning momentum after the 4-3 win over Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria last weekend.
Sassuolo Match Form
Coming to their opponents, Sassuolo are not having the best of seasons and are currently 14th in the table, with 14 points from 13 games. While the likes of Fiorentina and Bologna are ahead of them by a couple of points and, Milan along with Torino are a further point ahead, I Neroverdi do have a game in hand.
However, they need to improve their form quickly if they aspire to match last season’s 11th-placed finish at the minimum, as Roberto De Zerbi’s side is just 4 points from the relegation zone.
However, the home side have a real task on their hands to stop an in-form Cagliari when the latter roll into town this weekend.
Looking at team news, Maran will be without the services of goalkeeper Robin Olsen after the Swede picked up a straight red card in the previous game. Further, Alessio Cragno, Leonardo Pavoletti and Valter Birsa are ruled out of the match while Luca Ceppitelli is considered a doubt.
Coming to their opponents, Gianmarco Ferrari and Rogério Oliveira da Silva are back in training, providing a fitness boost to De Zerbi’s side. However, Domenico Berardi, Gregoire Defrel and Vlad Chiriches are expected to miss the game.
Sassuolo vs Cagliari Betting Tips & H2H
In terms of head-to-head, both teams have won 3 games apiece in 11 meetings. However, Sassuolo are unbeaten in their last 5 games with Cagliari, winning thrice and drawing the other two.
Further, a grand total of 35 goals were witnessed in the 11 meetings, and both teams can be expected to find the back of the net as both teams have managed a solitary clean sheet in their last 10 games combined.
However, the visitors are in better form, with 4 wins in their last 5 league games while De Zerbi’s side have won just once in the same period.
Thus, Cagliari are favourites to win it this time around with a comfortable scoreline of 3-1 at the end of 90 minutes.
Sassuolo Predicted XI
Turati; Toljan, Romagna, Marlon, Kyriakopoulos; Boga, Magnanelli, Locatelli, Duricic; Traore, Caputo
Cagliari Predicted XI
Rafael; Farago, Pisacane, Klavan, Pellegrini; Castro, Cigarini, Rog; Nainggolan, Pedro, Simeone