Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 29 Goals 23 (38)
(4) 0 Assists 4 (11)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
28.5 Average Age 31
181.7 Average Height (cm) 183.1
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(52%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(2.1) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (2.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lorenzo Ariaudo Out 6.73
Michael Agazzi Out 6.78
Andrea Cossu Out 6.58
Player Reason Status Rating
Damiano Ferronetti Out 6.14
Juan Vargas Out 6.73
Bosko Jankovic Out 6.89
Ciro Immobile Out 6.41

Team News

  • Cagliari will miss two key players and also coach Pulga due to suspensions after the match against Lazio.
  • Nainggolan will play in the trequartista position, with Ekdal joining the midfield.
  • Pinilla should play with Sau up front.
  • Immobile is suspended, so Delneri could field both Borriello and Floro Flores or pick a more defensive lineup in a 4-5-1 formation.
  • Bertolacci will play in midfield but he's likely to be the connection between the lone striker and the middle line.
  • Manfredini just signed in a player swap with Canini and should replace him in the starting XI straight away.

Prediction

  • Cagliari have lost their six last matches in the league and the Sardinians are without a win since matchday 10. All the problems connected to the new stadium made the Rossoblu underachieve in their home matches (some of which were not played in Sardinia at all), where they are the worst team in the league with just 8 points in 9 games.
  • Genoa have the same record in their away matches, but that ranks them in mid table. Nonetheless, this is a match between two teams only separated by one point and in a dangerous position in the table.
  • Fear of losing could prevent both teams from going offensive in the first half and make them "study" their opponent in the first part of the match. Then they will probably slowly begin to attack and go for the 3 points, which would be doubly as important given their close league positions.
Prediction:
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