Prediction Serie A: Napoli - Cagliari
- Title : Prediction Serie A: Napoli - Cagliari
At the Maradona, two teams with totally different goals will compete, namely Napoli hoping to return to the Champions League and Cagliari, eager to stay in Serie A. Napoli travel at a frenzied pace with two consecutive victories against Lazio and Torino, in which they scored seven goals and conceded only two. Cagliari has suddenly started winning with three consecutive victories against Parma, Udinese and Rome.
Napoli has found great momentum, so much so that in the last 11 matches they have collected eight wins, two draws and only one defeat, the one against Juventus in the recovery of the 3rd matchday of Serie A. These results have sweetened a ranking which sees Gattuso's team third at 66 points, the result of 21 wins, three draws and 9 defeats.
Napoli are a real goal machine: the 73 goals scored are the second best attack in Serie A after Atalanta (78) and better than Inter (72). The team's top scorer is Lorenzo Insigne (17) while Mertens is the one with the most assists (eight). Since 2021 began, Napoli have not closed a match without scoring at least one goal. Positive numbers also in defense with 37 goals conceded, the third best figure after Inter (29) and Juventus (30).
Cagliari have won the last three consecutive games that have seen them leave the third last place in the standings to Benevento. Cagliari have won 31 points, the result of eight wins, seven draws and 18 defeats. 39 goals are scored, while 56 are conceded. Really low numbers for a team that was expected to end in the middle of the standings but which is currently in full battle for safety from relegation.
The performance outside the Sardegna Arena is almost in line with the overall one. Only 13 points have been won by Cagliari in the 16 away matches, the result of three wins, four draws and nine defeats. Seven points have been won in the last five outings thanks to the victory against Bologna and Udinese and the draw in Genoa against Sampdoria. The best player on the team is always Joao Pedro. The Brazilian forward has scored 15 goals in 33 games this season.
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Rui; Demme; Ruiz; Politano, Zielinski, Insigne; Osimhen. Coach. Gattuso
Cagliari (3-4-1-2): Vicario; Ceppitelli, Godin, Carboni; Nandez, Duncan, Deiola, Lykogiannis; Nainggolan; Joao Pedro, Pavoletti. Coach. Semplici
This will be the end of Cagliaris run as Napoli is too strong at home.
|Prediction||Napoli -1 (Asian lines)|
|Start Time||15:00 : 02-May-21|