Milan vs. Cagliari 8/1/20 Serie A soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milan 18-9-10, Cagliari 11-12-14
8/1/20 2:45 pm
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Milan is welcoming Cagliari to San Siro in round 38 in Italian Serie A.
Milan is playing fantastic soccer and got to be honest, I like more than I thought I would. Milan is still undefeated after the restart, and they have 8 wins and 3 draws during this stretch. With that, Milan is in 6th place in the standings, and they are going to the Europa League next season. Milan has improved a lot in every aspect of the game, but the biggest boom happened in the attacking end where Milan has scored at least 1 goal in every single one of their games since the restart. In total, Milan has now scored 60 goals, while conceding 46 goals. In their latest Serie A game against Sampdoria on the road, Milan has had 58% of ball possession, massive 9 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and solid 85% of accurate passes. Milan has won this match 1-4 with 2 goals and an assist from Ibrahimovic. Rebic has now scored 11 goals for Milan so far this season, while Ibrahimovic added 9 goals and 5 assists. Calhanoglu has 9 goals and 9 assists. Musacchio, Conti, and Romagnoli are all injured. This season started badly for Milan and they couldn’t do anything, but it looks like this covid break helped them, and Milan was unstoppable since. Coach Pioli has already signed an extension with Milan, while Ibrahimovic is close to doing the same. With a few more additions to the team, I could see Milan fighting for one of the top four spots.
After 8 games without a win, Cagliari has finally beaten someone a few days ago. It was in a game against Juventus at home where Cagliari was a huge underdog and they had only 33% of ball possession, but 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and low 75% of the correct passes. Cagliari has won this game 2-0 with two goals in the first half. Cagliari is now in 13th place in the standings with 45 points, 52 scored goals, and 53 conceded goals, far away from the relegation zone and the Europa League. Joao Pedro is still Cagliari’s top goalscorer with 18 goals, while Simeone added 12 goals. Nainggolan is Cagliari’s top assistant with 6 assists, but unfortunately, he is still injured. Oliva, Pavoletti, and Pellegrini are also injured, and none of them will be playing in this game. This season was full of ups and downs for Cagliari, and they have pulled off some upsets, and Cagliari was even close to the Europa League at one point, but simple lack of depth and quality on the bench has cost Cagliari of a better result, but overall, this season was a success for Cagliari.
The trends are heavily on Milan’s side in this matchup, and with the way they are playing, there is no way I’m stepping in front of Milan. The only option here is to pick Milan and find some great market for a nice plus money.