Cagliari vs. Sassuolo 7/18/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cagliari 10-11-12, Sassuolo 13-8-12
7/18/20 1:30 pm
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Cagliari is hosting Sassuolo to Sardegna Arena in round 34 in Italian Serie A.
Cagliari has had a few good games since the restart, but they have been struggling for most of the time. Even though Cagliari has only 2 losses in their last 8 games, they have 3 draws and 2 wins. Cagliari is in 11th place in the standings with 41 points, 48 scored goals, and 49 conceded goals. Offensively, Cagliari is solid, and they can score a lot of goals, but their defense is just inconsistent, and they lack quality in the defensive line. In their latest Serie a game against Sampdoria on the road, Cagliari has had 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 52% of the correct passes, and solid 89% of the correct passes. Once again, Cagliari’s defense has been bad, and they have lost this match 3-0. Joao Pedro is Cagliari’s top goalscorer with 17 goals, while Simeone added 10 goals. Nainggolan has 6 goals and 6 assists. Oliva, Pavoletti, and Pellegrini are all injured, while Nainggolan is still questionable for this game. At one point, Cagliari was close to the Europa League, and even the Champions League, but there just isn’t enough quality in this team to pull that off anymore. Better luck next season Cagliari.
Sassuolo is in a fantastic form, and they have lost only 1 game since the restart, alongside 4 wins, and 3 draws. During these 8 games, Sassuolo has scored at least 1 goal in each of those games, but they have also conceded a goal in each of those 8 games. With this fantastic streak, Sassuolo has climbed the standings to 8th place with 47 points, just 6 points away from the Europa League. Sassuolo’s offense is one of the best in Serie A with 62 goals, but their defense has been terrible with 57 conceded goals. Caputo is Sassuolo’s leading goal scorer with 17 goals, Berardi has 13 goals, and Boga added 11 goals. Berardi and Caputo both added 6 assists. Romagna, Obiang, and Defrel are all injured and will not be playing in this match. In their latest Serie A game against Juventus at home, Sassuolo was the better team with 57% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 88% of the correct passes, and 4 big chances created. Sassuolo was better than Juventus in every aspect of this game, and this match was incredibly entertaining. We saw 3 goals on each side, plenty more chances, but the final result was 3-3. Sassuolo is in a good form, and their schedule is on the easier side until the end of the season, but the competition for those two Europa League spots is strong, and to be honest, I’m not sure if Sassuolo can get there despite their excellent form.
The trends are evenly split here, and even though Cagliari is playing bad soccer, they could surprise in this game. Sassuolo is a much better team offensively, but their defense is really bad. I will pick something on goals here.