Cagliari vs Juventus Serie A Predictions

Serie A Cagliari vs Juventus
Cagliari vs Juventus Serie A

The match is over.
Score: 0-2.

Juventus are on course for an eighth consecutive Serie A title but face a tricky assignment with a trip to an in-form Cagliari side – who have won each of their last three home games – on Tuesday evening. Max Allegri’s side are favourites to win but may rotate players for this clash.

Predictions

Juve’s recent 2-0 defeat at Genoa ended their hopes of going an entire league campaign unbeaten – falling to defeat in 28th outing of the Serie A season.

However, there is little doubt that the Bianconeri are on course for yet another Scudetto – sitting a whopping 15 points clear of second-placed Napoli with just ten matches remaining.

The Italian champions will have been hurt by their recent league defeat but will likely be focusing their energy into their remaining Champions League fixtures, having qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition.

Cagliari have won each of their last three home matches – against Parma, Inter and Fiorentina – to pull away from the drop zone, to which they now have a six-point cushion.

The visitors will be favourites to bounce back to winning domestic form despite not possessing home advantage, as they hold vastly superior form and quality over Cagliari.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 2-1 triumph for Max Allegri’s side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Cagliari have scored two goals in each of their last three home games (all against sides ranked 11th upwards) while Juve have unusually suffered defensive issues in recent months. The visitors should still win this game but may not keep a clean sheet, they conceded twice at Genoa and recently conceded three goals against both Parma and Atalanta, making this one of the best online betting odds of the week. 888Sport price it at 5/2.

Linked into the previous recommended bet, this is a game which is likely to have goals. This would have won in each of Cagliari’s most recent three home games, while also being applicable in nine of the last 11 Serie A matches for Juventus. There is likely to be a minimum of three goals in this encounter, and 888Sport price over 2.5 goals at 10/11.

Statistics

Head to Head
Juventus have won each of the past five meetings between the two sides including the league meeting in Turin earlier this season 3-1. The Bianconeri won 1-0 in Cagliari last season and have not suffered defeat in the fixture since a 2-0 loss in Sardinia in November 2009.

Stats

  • Juventus had the one remaining unbeaten record in Europe’s top five leagues until their 2-0 defeat to Genoa in gameweek 28.
  • Six of Cagliari’s seven home victories in Serie A this season have come at home, and they have the eighth strongest home record in the top flight.
  • Unsurprisingly, Juventus have comfortably the strongest away record in the division, with 12 wins and 37 points from their 14 matches on the road.
  • Cagliari (40) have conceded just one more goal in Serie A than fifth-placed Roma, but only three sides have scored fewer goals than them (25).

A life-long Bury fan, Clay has realized his dreams of seeing his boyhood club reach the lofty heights of Premier League glory are very unlikely. Though currently living in London, Clay never misses the opportunity to watch his team on the stream. Often spotted at centre-back in Sunday League, Clay has settled for reporting on the top teams throughout Europe. He has recently taken a liking to the NFL, and hopes to be able to attend an NFL game at Wembley this year.

All Predictions by Clay McGibbon

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