Cagliari 10-12-14, Juventus 26-5-5
7/29/20 3:45 pm
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Cagliari is welcoming Juventus to Sardegna Arena in round 37 in Italian Serie A.
Good thing Cagliari has had a good first half of the season, otherwise they would be in the relegation zone right now. Cagliari has won only 2 of their last 11 games since the restart, alongside 5 losses and 4 draws. With 42 points, 50 scored goals, and 53 conceded goals, Cagliari is in 14th place in the standings, and they will stay in Serie A for at least another season, but at some point in the season, Cagliari was in play for the Europa League. In their last Serie A game against Udinese at home, Cagliari has had 49% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and solid 85% of accurate passes. By conceding at early goal in the 2nd minute of the match, Cagliari has lost this game 0-1. Joao Pedro is Cagliari’s leading goalscorer with 18 goals, while Simeone added another 11 goals. Nainggolan has 6 goals and 6 assists for Cagliari, while Pellegrini added another 5 assists. Oliva, Pavoletti, Pellegrini, and Nainggolan are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. After this match, Cagliari has to face Milan in the last round of Serie A, and seeing how bad is their current form, I wouldn’t expect much from Cagliari, but their Serie A status is secured.
Let’s start this by saying that Juventus is the new, old champion of Serie A 2 games before the end of the season, for the 9th time in a row. I know, it’s boring to have the same champions over and over again, and maybe Juventus hasn’t deserved it a couple of times before, but they did deserve it this season. Juventus is at the top of Serie A with 83 points, 4 points ahead of Inter, but with a game less. With another title in their hands, coach Sarri has become the youngest coach in history to win Serie A. Juventus has scored 75 goals so far this season, while their defense has been solid with 38 conceded goals. Ronaldo is Juventus’ top goalscorer with 31 goals in 32 games, but he will need to score a few more if he wants to catch up to Immobile in the Serie A’s top goalscorer race. Dybala added 11 goals and 7 assists, while Bentancur has 7 assists. Khedira, Dybala, and Costa are injured, while De Sciglio, Chiellini, Danilo, and De Ligt are all still questionable. In their latest Serie A game against Sampdoria at home, Juventus has had 62% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and high 90% of the correct passes. Juventus was dominant in this match, and even though they scored 2 goals in this game, it could have been a lot more if Juventus had just a little bit more focus. Juventus has won this game 2-0, and with it the Serie A title. Now that Juventus doesn’t need to worry about Serie A anymore, they can focus on the Champions League where they will face Lyon next week.
Juventus has won 7 straight games against Cagliari, but I think we can expect a few changes in the lineup since the title is secured. What we can expect now from Juventus is that Ronaldo will take every free-kick and penalty kick in both games to try and catch up to Immobile. I will pick something on goals here.