In our Sassuolo vs Cagliari preview today, we take a look at a fixture that could prove to be a crucial one in deciding which of the teams is sucked deeper into a Serie A relegation battle. Both sides are united in poor form at the moment, though both managers would have picked next week’s game out as a winnable one.
The home team haven’t won any of their most recent four matches just prior to this week’s free selection of Sassuolo vs Cagliari betting tips. The root of the Neroverdi’s problems over the past month and indeed their problems overall during this campaign, has been their toothless displays in the attack. Sassuolo have only scored fourteen times in twenty-two league matches in 2017/18, which is the second-lowest total in the division this season.
Cagliari are clinging to safety by the skin of their teeth at the moment. They are four points clear of the drop zone as things stand, though, with just one win from their last ten fixtures, they will plunge further downward unless they can give themselves a shake soon. Just like their opponents this weekend, the Islanders have been desperately short of goals of late, scoring just four goals in their last six outings in total. Our Italian football forecast, later on, discusses their struggles in the final third in more detail.
When two really out of form clubs collide, it makes sense to look at their recent head-to-head record to identify patterns that could affect today’s Sassuolo vs Cagliari bets. Interestingly, the Neroverdi have won both of their recent clashes against the Islanders, including the reverse league fixture between the two this season.
A single Alessandro Matri penalty was enough for Sassuolo to secure the points at the Sardegna Arena last September. In their encounter before that at the tail end of the 2016/17 season, the Neroverdi smashed six past their visitors in a huge 6-2 win against the club from Sardinia. Matri get himself on the scoresheet that day too.
The home team have lost just one of their last five matches at their own stadium since late November. Only Atalanta have left there with three points during that period. With that considered and the Rossoblu so out of sorts, I expect them to fall to another defeat next week. The best Serie A football odds around for our first free pick are located at Betway Sports, whose prices and offers give far more value than any of their rivals.
Each of the clubs under the microscope in today’s Sassuolo vs Cagliari predictions have been frustratingly out of sync in the attacking third of the pitch. As we pointed out earlier, the home side are the second lowest overall scorers in Serie A this season, netting just fourteen times to date.
Incredibly, they have hit the net just five times in eleven league fixtures at the Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore in 2017/18, which is the lowest total of home goals scored in the entire Italian top flight this season. On the flip side, they have conceded just fourteen times at home in the same number of fixtures.
It won’t surprise you to learn then that in four of the Neroverdi’s last five outings, under 2.5 goals were scored. Similarly, in four of the Rossoblu’s last six fixtures, under 2.5 goals were registered too. In the team’s earlier meeting this season, the game finished with just once goal slammed home. Neither squad has the required talent to make any real impact in attacking areas, so we shouldn’t expect fireworks when they meet next week. Sportingbet have some outstanding odds in the under 2.5 goal market, and we strongly suggest you check them out.