Cagliari vs. Torino 6/27/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-27 13:30:00 EDT
Cagliari is welcoming Torino to Sardegna Arena in round 28 of Italian Serie A.
Cagliari was in a terrible, terrible form before the season was paused, a I think this forced break was exactly what Cagliari needed. In their first game back, Cagliari was playing against Spal on the road. Cagliari has had 49% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, and 81% of the correct passes. It was a tight game that could have gone either way, but Cagliari has scored a late goal in 93rd minute and has won this game 0-1. With their latest win, Cagliari is now in 10th place with 35 points, 43 scored goals, and 42 conceded goals. Despite being without a win for a long time, this has been a solid season for Cagliari so far, but they probably won’t get to the Europa League spot, but they will safely stay outside the relegation zone. Joao Pedro has scored 16 goals for Cagliari this season, while Simeone added 8 goals. Nainggolan has 5 goals and 5 assists so far this season, but unfortunately for Cagliari, he is injured and will not play in this game. Oliva and Pavoletti are also injured. Cagliari has the quality to beat most of the teams in Serie A, but only if they are consistent in their game, and they haven’t been as of late.
Torino hasn’t lost either of their last two games in Serie A, but overall, their season has been crap. Torino has a good team, but they are in low 14th place in the standings with only 31 points, 30 scored goals, and 46 conceded goals. Andrea Belotti has scored 10 goals, for Torino this season, while Berenguer added 5 goals. Beselli and Verdi are the only two injured players for Torino. In their last Serie A game against Udinese at home, Torino was the weaker team with only 35% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and 73% of the correct passes. Torino has scored an early goal in the 16th minute, and that was all they needed. Torino was defending well and has won this match 1-0. This was a very important win in Torino’s battle to stay outside the relegation zone, but there is no time to relax just yet because Lecce is only 6 points away, and in the league as Serie A, anything is possible. With 46 conceded goals so far, Torino has one of the worse defenses in Serie A this season, but if only they are able to score more goals, and they have the quality, Torino would be much higher in the standings and they wouldn’t feel this much pressure.
Cagliari hasn’t won any of their last 4 home games against Torino, and the trends are on Torino’s side in this matchup. Both Cagliari and Torino have won their previous matches, but barely. Honestly, this one could go either way, but I will pick a draw because neither Cagliari nor Torino is playing well in the attacking end.