Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 19 Goals 16 (37)
(27) 17 Assists 9 (24)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28.3 Average Age 30.6
180 Average Height (cm) 182.5
(1) 0.9 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(53%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 55% (55%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.9) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Mauricio Pinilla Out 6.7
Daniele Dessena Out 6.7
Albin Ekdal Out 6.95
Player Reason Status Rating
Luciano Out 6.63
Kamil Vacek Out 6.23
Nicolas Frey Out 6.63
Davide Moscardelli Out 6.13
Sergio Viotti Out N/A
Marco Andreolli Out 7.02

Team News

  • Coach Pulga will be missing a couple of players in midfield: both Dessena and Ekdal are suspended.
  • Therefore, Nainggolan will be drawn back to the midfield, where also Casarini will get a chance.
  • Cossu will play in the trequartista role, while Nenè will partner up with Sau.
  • Andreolli is suspended, so Cesar will replace him and play alongside Dainelli in defence.
  • Despite Thereau and Marco Rigoni both being available, Corini is likely to field Hetemaj behind the two strikers.
  • After his hat-trick in Genoa, Paloschi will retain his starting position close to Pellissier.

Prediction

  • Cagliari have had a tough schedule recently and were also a little bit unlucky in recent games, but they only collected two points in their last 5 matches. Time for Pulga to reverse the trend or club owner Cellino, well known for his impatience, may think about sacking him.
  • ChievoVerona moved out of the relegation zone with a victory at Genoa, but the Clivensi are still too close to the bottom of the table and need more points as they picked up only two in the four matches before the trip to Genoa.
  • Both teams know that dropping points here could drag them down, so they will probably approach the game with a defensive attitude. Corini is picking a more balanced team with Hetemaj probably going to help the midfield and press Conti. The clash will be decided by a set piece situation or a moment of magic by one of the players going through a good moment: Paloschi and Sau are the main men.
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