Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 29 Goals 20 (34)
(4) 0 Assists 5 (7)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
28 Average Age 30.5
181.8 Average Height (cm) 180.6
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.3 (1)
(52%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 48% (49%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(2.1) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (2.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Nene Out N/A
Thiago Ribeiro Out 6.67
Lorenzo Ariaudo Out 6.73
Pablo Ceppelini Out 6.18
Player Reason Status Rating
Andrea Mantovani Out 6.48
Abel Hernández Out 6.36
Santiago Garcia Out 7.09

Team News

  • Cagliari are said to have financial problems, so either Astori or Nainggolan could be sold before the end of the transfer window.
  • In the meantime they will both play against Palermo, with the Belgian midfielder playing as trequartista, thereby keeping Cossu out.
  • Pinilla will partner Sau up front.
  • Goalkeeper Sorrentino joined the club from Chievo after weeks of talks and is ready to start against Cagliari.
  • Barreto and Brienza are both back available and will play, respectively, in midfield and behind Miccoli.
  • Dybala will be on the bench as Ilicic will be the third attacking player.

Prediction

  • With four points in the last two matches, Cagliari managed to keep out of the relegation zone, and the chance of meeting a direct rival in the relegation battle means a favourable round. But Pulga's team can not afford to drop points here.
  • Palermo are without a victory in their last 8 matches in all competitions, and have only picked up 3 points from 11 away matches, without a single win. Gasperini has to reverse such a trend to avoid losing more points to a team which is just above the relegation zone.
  • Despite being in need of points, Palermo may start the match worried about losing and therefore with a defensive mindset. Cagliari must be patient and wait for the right chance without giving away any, and in the end the Sardinians should be able to make the home factor count.
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