Cagliari vs Benevento betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Wed 06.January
Match begins: 11:30 (UTC)
Venue: Sardegna Arena (16233 seats)

Cagliari hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 14 points and a 15th position in the Serie A table. Visiting Benevento holds 10th place with 18 pts.

Insights:
  • Cagliari have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Benevento has the most matches under the total-line (10) in Serie A

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 800 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Cagliari form and stats

Cagliari have played 7 Serie A games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 2-2-3 (wins-draws-losses).

Cagliari's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 1-4 versus Napoli (placed 4th). Prior to that, an away loss at Roma.

Cagliari's goalkeeper Alessio Cragno was extremely busy against Napoli, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning eight saves.

This is expected to be a close game, with Cagliari perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Cagliari as a small favourite), we find six games. Cagliari has won three of these, drawn three and lost zero.

Cagliari are traveling soon after this match as the Serie A match at Fiorentina awaits in four days.

Cagliari have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Sardegna Arena with 11 goals in 7 league matches. Cagliari have conceded 14 goals in these home games, a significant number.

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Benevento form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Serie A travels is 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.

Home advantage was not enough for Benevento in their previous game, as they lost their Serie A-match, hosting Milan, 0-2. Prior to that result Benevento won their away game at Udinese. The scoreline was 2-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found nine similar matches played by Benevento in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Benevento, two draws and four defeats.

After this away game Benevento return home for a Serie A game against Atalanta. That game is only three sleeps after this.

The visiting Benevento have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 9 goals from 7 games. Benevento have conceded 11 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last two meetings: two - zero - zero (Cagliari wins - draws - Benevento wins). As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), zero had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

CagliariJ. dos Santos Galvão
J. dos Santos Galvão
9 goals
CagliariG. Simeone
G. Simeone
5 goals
BeneventoG. Caprari
G. Caprari
4 goals

Cagliari missing players

Benevento missing players

Cagliari Benevento
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 7 3 Played P 2 7 15
3 2 1 Won W 1 3 5
5 2 1 Drew D 1 1 3
7 3 1 Lost L 0 3 7
22 11 3 Scored S 1 9 17
31 14 3 Conceded C 0 11 25
93% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 86% 93%
93% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 57% 73%
53% 57% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 43% 40%
53% 57% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 43% 27%
40% 29% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 29% 20%
73% 71% 33% BTTS BTTS 0% 43% 47%
13% 14% 33% Clean Sheets C S 100% 43% 33%
20% 14% 33% Failed to Score F T 50% 29% 27%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.6 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 2.9 2.6
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
10.5 12.4 13 Shots (avg) S ( 12 14.9 13
3.5 3.9 3.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 4 3.8
42% 41% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 14% 32% 30%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • All of Cagliari's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Benevento has the most matches under the total-line (10) in Serie A
  • Benevento have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Cagliari have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Cagliari haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Milan 15 11 4 0 34 16 7 4 3 0 17 9 8 7 1 0 17 7 18 37
2 Inter 15 11 3 1 40 19 8 6 1 1 23 13 7 5 2 0 17 6 21 36
3 Roma 15 9 3 3 32 23 8 6 2 0 19 7 7 3 1 3 13 16 9 30
4 Napoli 14 9 1 4 31 13 7 4 1 2 18 8 7 5 0 2 13 5 18 28
5 Sassuolo 15 7 5 3 27 22 7 2 3 2 10 10 8 5 2 1 17 12 5 26
6 Atalanta 14 7 4 3 33 21 7 4 1 2 19 10 7 3 3 1 14 11 12 25
7 Juventus 13 6 6 1 25 13 6 3 2 1 9 6 7 3 4 0 16 7 12 24
8 Hellas Verona 15 6 5 4 19 14 8 3 2 3 10 8 7 3 3 1 9 6 5 23
9 Lazio 15 6 4 5 23 24 7 2 2 3 9 12 8 4 2 2 14 12 -1 22
10 Benevento 15 5 3 7 17 25 8 2 2 4 8 14 7 3 1 3 9 11 -8 18
11 Sampdoria 15 5 2 8 23 25 7 2 1 4 13 12 8 3 1 4 10 13 -2 17
12 Bologna 15 4 4 7 21 27 7 3 1 3 14 15 8 1 3 4 7 12 -6 16
13 Udinese 13 4 3 6 14 17 7 2 1 4 5 9 6 2 2 2 9 8 -3 15
14 Fiorentina 15 3 6 6 16 21 8 2 4 2 8 8 7 1 2 4 8 13 -5 15
15 Cagliari 15 3 5 7 22 31 7 2 2 3 11 14 8 1 3 4 11 17 -9 14
16 Parma 15 2 6 7 13 28 8 1 4 3 3 11 7 1 2 4 10 17 -15 12
17 Torino 15 2 5 8 25 32 7 0 3 4 12 17 8 2 2 4 13 15 -7 11
18 Spezia 15 2 5 8 19 30 8 0 3 5 8 17 7 2 2 3 11 13 -11 11
19 Genoa 15 2 5 8 15 28 8 1 2 5 11 16 7 1 3 3 4 12 -13 11
20 Crotone 15 2 3 10 15 35 7 2 1 4 8 13 8 0 2 6 7 22 -20 9

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Serie A is the division at the top of the Italian football league system and regarded as one of the top leagues of the world. 20 teams play each other home and away to create a final league table after 380 fixtures. The winners are titled “Campione d’Italia” (Champion of Italy), often referred to as the scudetto.