Cagliari vs. Roma
October 27, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -185, Under 2.5 +137
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Cagliari is hosting Roma at Unipol Domus in round 10 of the Italian Serie A. Cagliari is struggling massively so far this season, and they are in the last place in the standings with only 6 points. Roma is a good team, but they are in a slump right now, which they need to end as soon as possible.
Cagliari is one of the worst defensive teams in the league with 20 conceded goals, while their 11 scored goals are not early enough to compensate for that. Cagliari has won only 1 game so far this season, and that was a week ago against Sampdoria. In their last game against Fiorentina, Cagliari has had only 35% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 1 corner kick, 0 big chances created, and 75% of the correct passes. Offensively, Cagliari hasn’t done anything, while their defense was bad as it usually is. Cagliari has lost this game 3-0. Of the 11 scored goals Cagliari has, Pedro has scored 6, and I don’t understand why he is playing for this lousy team. Marin has added 3 assists. Rog, Ceter, Dalbert, and Godin are all injured. Cagliari barely escaped the relegation last season, but they will need a lot more than luck this season.
As I’ve mentioned, Roma is now in a slump, and it seems that the honeymoon period for Roma and Mourinho is now over. Roma is without a win in their last 3 games. Despite this sloppy form, Roma is still a top 4 team with 16 points, and they are in 4th place. In a derby against Napoli this past weekend, Roma has had only 38% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. Roma has had their chances to get ahead in this game, but so did Napoli. Both defenses were solid, and the final score was 0-0. Pellegrini and Veretout are still the leading goalscorers for Roma with 4 goals each. Pellegrini has also added 3 assists. I know Roma is a good team, and we know they can score a lot of goals, they just need to get their mojo back. in a few days, Roma will be playing against Milan at home, and this game against Cagliari is the perfect warm-up for them to get back in form.
The trends are heavily on Roma’s side, and there is no way in hell I’m taking Cagliari here. Roma is the better team, and I don’t think their bad form will matter here because Cagliari is that bad.