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Torino vs Cagliari Prediction & Betting tips
Although Torino-Cagliari may not seem to be the most attractive poster of this round of play, it could nevertheless deliver a lot of spectacle. Torino has to go for the win if it wants to keep track of seventh place, which can lead to the Europa League. Cagliari is close to enforcement after a good series, with a win the team seems certain of another year Serie A. In November we saw a bloodless 0-0 between these teams while the nine editions before that were always full of spectacle. Eight of the nine times both teams scored and eight of the nine times we saw at least three goals. In the past two seasons we saw a 0-4, 2-1, 2-3 and 5-1 pass by.
Torino’s defense stood like a house for a month and a half. Six games in a row it didn’t score a goal, four of these games were won with a clean sheet. Inter (1-0), stunt team Atalanta (2-0) and Napoli (0-0 in Naples), among others, discovered that the defense of Il Toro was unbeatable. Because of this good series, Torino entered the top seven and can hope for the second European adventure of this decade after it had already wintered in the Europa League in 2015.
In the past month it all went a lot harder for the team from Turin. It ended up well for PhD student Frosinone with a 1-2 victory but lost a week later at home with 2-3 from relegation candidate Bologna. After this, points were also spilled against Fiorentina (1-1) and Parma (0-0). However, in their own Stadio Olimpico they won 2-1 against competitor Sampdoria, which was therefore trailed four points.
Due to this lesser series, Torino has a backlog of three loss points at number seven Lazio, which it still plays against on the final day. Whether Torino will indeed get European football again will depend on striker Andrea Belotti, who will finally reach his 2016-2017 level again in the last few weeks. The 25-year-old Italian scored five times in five games and single handed the last two wins. This weekend, however, he is missing because he received his fifth yellow card of the season in the previous game. His place is taken by the summery acquisition Simone Zaza, who did not exactly impress. The striker made only two goals in 1367 minutes this season and also got no further than four assists.
For Cagliari, 2019 started disastrous. The team finished just four points above the relegation line last season and seemed to be relegated this year again. Of the first six games, five were lost and one was tied, especially the defeat to competitor Udinese could cost the team dearly. It is now running again with the Rolando Maran team, five of the last eight games have been won. Among other things, there was the handsome 2-1 win against Inter and an important 2-1 win was booked at SPAL last weekend. Cagliari was lord and master in this match and, with a penalty kick, gave almost no chances away. Club top scorer Leonardo Pavoletti (eleven goals in 25 league games) made the winning half an hour before the end, he was the first in the rebound after a teammate headed the bar.
Darijo Srna has served his suspension and will probably start again in the base this weekend. Right back Fabrizio Cacciatore does not seem fit enough to start and central defender Luca Ceppitelli is suspended after receiving his fifth yellow card last week.
Torino vs Cagliari head to head matches
26.11.18 SA Cagliari Torino 0 : 0
31.03.18 SA Cagliari Torino 0 : 4
29.10.17 SA Torino Cagliari 2 : 1
09.04.17 SA Cagliari Torino 2 : 3
05.11.16 SA Torino Cagliari 5 : 1