Cagliari 10-12-13, Udinese 10-9-16
7/26/20 1:30 pm
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Cagliari is welcoming Udinese to Sardegna Arena in round 36 in Italian Serie A.
Cagliari is one of those teams in Serie A that are not playing well since the restart, but the good news is that Cagliari has only 4 losses, alongside 2 wins, and 4 draws in their last 10 games since the Serie A restart. During this stretch, Cagliari hasn’t conceded a lot of goals, only 11, while scoring 9 goals. Cagliari is in 13th place in the standings with 42 points, 50 scored goals, and 52 conceded goals, but the good news for Cagliari is that they will stay in Serie A next season as well. Joao Pedro has scored 18 goals for Cagliari this season, while Simeone added 11 goals. Nainggolan has 6 goals and 6 assists. Oliva, Pavoletti, Pellegrini, and Nainggolan are all injured, and they will not be playing in this game. In their latest Serie A game against Lazio on the road, Cagliari has had only 36% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 73% of the correct passes. Cagliari has had the lead at the half-time, but Lazio turned the game around in the second half, and in the end, Cagliari has lost this match 2-1. After this game against Udinese, Cagliari still has to play against Juventus and Milan, and I don’t expect them to any of those games.
Technically, Udinese is still not safe to stay in Serie A next season, but they are 3 spots above the relegation zone, and they will likely be safe. Udinese is in 15th place in the standings with 39 points. The biggest problem for Udinese this season is their offense or lack thereof. Udinese has scored only 34 goals this season. Lasagna is Udinese’s top goalscorer with 10 goals, while De Paul added 7 goals. Seko Fofana has added 7 assists. Prodl, Mandragora, Jajalo, Teodorczyk, and Walace are all injured, while Trost-Ekong is suspended because of the yellow cards. Becao and Lasagna are questionable, but probable for this game. In their latest Serie A game against Juventus at home, Udinese has had 39% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. Udinese conceded a goal late in the first half, but in the 52nd minute, Udinese has tied the games. Since that moment, Udinese has stepped up their game, and then surprisingly in the 92nd minute, Udinese has scored a winning goal. Udinese has won this match 2-1. This win against Juventus could turn out to be the crucial win for Udinese, and with it, I think that Udinese will stay in Serie A. the good news for Udinese is that they are playing against Lecce in the next round, and with a point from that game, Udinese will secure their spot.
Cagliari hasn’t won any of their last 7 games, but Udinese has a lot of injuries and despite their latest win, Udinese might struggle in this match. I will give this a shot at a draw.