Fiorentina vs. Cagliari 7/8/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-08 13:30:00 EDT
Fiorentina is welcoming Cagliari to Stadio Artemio Franchi in round 31 in Italian Serie A.
After the terrible restart of the season, Fiorentina has finally won a game. In their latest Serie A match against Parma on the road, Fiorentina has had 45% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. This wasn’t a bad game for Fiorentina, a game in which they scored 2 goals from two penalty kicks in the first half and conceded 1 goal from a penalty kick in the second half. Fiorentina has won this match 1-2. With this win, I would say that Fiorentina has secured their Serie A spot for next season and they are now in 13th place with 34 points, 37 scored goals, and 43 conceded goals. Vlahovic, Chiesa, and Pulgar have all scored 6 goals for Fiorentina this season. Ribery and Dragowski are questionable for this game, while Pezzella is suspended because of the yellow cards. I say this in every article about Fiorentina, they can do so much more, but something is rotten in that club and there is no way they will fix it before the end of the season. Who knows, maybe after the season, when the new head coach is signed, some new players signed, maybe than Fiorentina will find their way and play better soccer next season.
Cagliari has been solid since the restart and they have 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. During this stretch, Cagliari has scored 7 goals and conceded 6 goals. Cagliari is in 11th place in the standings with 39 points, 48 scored goals, and 46 conceded goals. For quite some time, Cagliari was in the Europa League spot or really close to it, but now they are 9 points away and I don’t see them getting there this season. Joao Pedro has been playing in a great form this season and he has scored 17 goals for Cagliari, while Simeone added 10 goals. Nainggolan has 6 goals and 6 assists for Cagliari. Oliva, Pavoletti, Pereiro, Ceppitelli, and Pellegrini are all injured, while Carboni is suspended because of the red card. In their latest Serie A game against Atalanta at home, Cagliari has had only 35% of ball possession, 6 corner kicks, 73% of the correct passes, but 0 shots on goal. Cagliari has low possession against any team and that is the way they are playing, but in this game, Cagliari has conceded a goal from a penalty spot in the 27th minute, and Cagliari lost this game 0-1. Overall, I would say this was a really good season for Cagliari, and I’m sure they were dreaming about the Europa League, but even without it, everyone in Cagliari is happy with their result this season.
Fiorentina has played their last 5 home games without a win, while Cagliari is 4-7-4 on the road this season. This one could go either way, but both Fiorentina and Cagliari have shaky defenses and for that reason, I will pick something on goals here.