Cagliari predictions with latest odds and stats
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- Average Odds: 2.36
- Overall Stake : 268
- Profit: 245.41
- Yield: -8.43 %
The Islanders were hardly ever considered a Serie A standout team, though their presence in the league is fairly stable. While they generally can be found near the table’s bottom, they are also proficient at avoiding relegation.
They placed 14th in 2019/20, which was a slight improvement for two back-to-back seasons as 15th. Given their track record, though, a Serie A Outright bet on relegation for Cagliari seems like a bad move. Generally priced at around 5.50 with major online bookmakers, this team is likely to end up somewhere in the 13-15 range again. Considering the team went through yet another change in management, truly notable improvement seems far-fetched.
Cagliari Key Players
The standout players of Cagliari’s lineup are not exactly indicative of their tactical approach. Overall, the roster seems strangely-constructed. On one end, midfielder Nahitan Nández is Cagliari’s biggest asset. With Radja Nainggolan off to Inter, he is also their best chance to maintain the typical pressure in the midfield.
The defence is somewhat unusual, with a deep-set backline relying on goalkeeper Alessio Cragno’s effectiveness. Diego Godín came over from Inter, though, which might work towards improving it further. As a side note, the 56 concessions they had last season are a much better result than most of the teams in their class recorded.
Offensively, João Pedro is the key part in almost all of Cagliari’s set pieces. Argentinian centre-forward Giovanni Simeone will be joining him this season in the deep end of the pitch, alongside Napoli’s right-winger Adam Ounas.
Cagliari fans consider Palermo as their greatest rivals, especially in recent years, when both teams played in Serie A. However, following Palermo's exclusion from Serie B in the summer of 2019, we probably won't see their clashes anytime soon. Napoli are considered fierce rivals too and Cagliari fans are hoping they will be able to hurt them this season.
In the last match in previous season, Cagliari managed to beat Napoli at San Paolo stadium and finally ended their massive seven-matches winning streak against them. That was the first win for Cagliari against Napoli since 2009.
Cagliari are not considered as one of the greatest Italian clubs, but they managed to win one Serie A title in their almost 100-year-long history. Cagliari were founded in 1920, but they didn't join Italian major league until 1930. In the first ten years they played only regional competitions in the Southern Italy and Sardinia. After joining the Italian league, they needed more than 30 years to reach the top - Serie A. Cagliari achieved that feat in the 1964/65 season, showing their rivals they are there to stay, after winning the 6th place in their debutant season.
Led by the club legend and Italian international, striker Gigi Riva, Cagliari challenged the best clubs in Italy and fought for the title at the time. In 1968/69 season Riva was the best scorer in the league with 21 goals, and they finished second to Fiorentina. In the next season, Cagliari made their glorious run to the title. Riva scored 21 goals again and they left famous Inter, Juventus and Milan trailing behind them. After that season, Cagliari weren't anywhere near the title and they even got relegated in 1977.
In recent history, after achieving promotion in 2005, Cagliari also spent only one season in Serie B.