Fiorentina vs Cagliari: prediction for the Serie A fixture
The Violets looked quite well at the start of the Serie A, but recently the club started losing points in every second game. In five previous rounds, Vincenzo Italiano's men lost three times.
At the beginning of the month, Fiorentina failed to beat Napoli at home (1:2), and last week they suffered a defeat at Venezia (0:1). The Violets will be looking to bounce back in the upcoming game against Cagliari.
Cagliari are 18th in the Serie A with only 6 points in the asset. The Islanders lead the group of outsiders with Genoa and Salernitana behind them, but surely the club is not happy with such position.
Cagliari managed to earn three points in the last round, defeating Sapdoria at home. The hosts threw all their forces into the attack and scored 3 goals, Joao Pedro being the author of a double (3:1).
In 3 of Cagliari's last 5 games, both sides scored.
The Violets overcame the total in 2 of their last 4 games.
The forward has scored 4 goals this season.
Cagliari are trying hard to earn points, but they lose focus too easily and often suffer unnecessary defeats. Fiorentina, despite the recent setbacks, are in better form and have a class advantage. The Violets are very motivated to improve their standings, and today Vincenzo Italiano's men have a good chance to get a confident win.
Our prediction - Fiorentina to win
We expect an open game and more than 2 goals scored. Cagliari have nothing to lose and will rush forward, and Fiorentina need to end their losing streak, so they will play aggressively on the offensive, too.
Second bet - total over 2.5 goals