Cagliari v Inter preview: Visitors can prove cut above

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Sardegna Arena (16233 seats)

This league campaign has been strenuous for Cagliari up to now, while Inter have enjoyed success. Will the highest placed claim victory again at Sardegna Arena?

Insights:
  • Cagliari have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Inter have the most scored goals (78) in Serie A

Relegation threatens Cagliari who should definitely be looking for some points here.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Inter, who are travelling more than 800 kilometers to play this game.

The visiting Inter played their last game only four days ago, a Coppa Italia match. That game was also an away game, at Juventus. It will be interesting to see if they are fully ready and rested for this match, and/or if some changes in the lineup is necessary.

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Cagliari form and stats

With 3 Serie A wins, 6 draws and 9 defeats from their home games, Cagliari are certainly not brimming with confidence.

Cagliari shared the glory with Salernitana in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. Defender Altare got the top score of the team in the match with a rating of 7.3/10. Altare scored one goal, hit one key pass and won 3 of 13 duels.

Preceding that match was the home game against Hellas Verona that was lost 1-2.

Cagliari has scored 19 league goals at home this season, in 18 matches. Cagliari have conceded 30 from these games.

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Inter form and stats

Inter have an excellent away record in the Serie A so far with 10-6-2 from 18 games.

Two trips in a row for Inter, whose boss Inzaghi could celebrate last time after the Coppa Italia win against Juventus. Midfielder Perišić was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 8.55. Perišić scored two goals, hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 3 of 6 times and had 44 successful passes (of 52 total).

Before that, Inter secured a home win against Empoli with the score 4-2.

The travelling fans enjoy Inter's attacking play in away games, having scored 33 goals in 18 league matches away. It's not easy to score on Inter as they have only conceded 15 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

The previous head-to-head match ended Inter - Cagliari 4-0, played this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Cagliari one win, one draw and Inter eight victories. As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

InterL. Martínez
L. Martínez
19 goals
CagliariJ. dos Santos Galvão
J. dos Santos Galvão
13 goals
InterE. Džeko
E. Džeko
13 goals

Cagliari missing players

Inter missing players

Cagliari Inter
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
36 18 5 Played P 6 18 36
6 3 0 Won W 4 10 23
11 6 1 Drew D 2 6 9
19 9 4 Lost L 0 2 4
33 19 3 Scored S 14 33 78
65 30 9 Conceded C 3 15 31
97% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 89% 94%
86% 89% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 83% 89%
53% 56% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 56% 58%
25% 22% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 33% 39%
8% 6% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 6% 14%
61% 72% 60% BTTS BTTS 33% 61% 58%
6% 6% 0% Clean Sheets C S 67% 39% 39%
36% 22% 40% Failed to Score F T 17% 11% 8%
 
3.6 4.4 3.8 Corners for (avg) C F 8.3 6.3 6.7
5.2 4.9 5.6 Corners against (avg) C A 3.5 4.3 3.5
2.6 2.3 1.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 2.2 1.9
4 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.8 12.5 11 Shots (avg) S ( 20.7 16.2 17.9
3.3 3.8 2.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 7.7 5.8 6.9
28% 28% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 30% 31% 31%
 
14.8 13.3 16.6 Shots against (avg) S A 9.7 11.4 10.7
4.9 4.1 5.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 1.8 3.4 3.4
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Cagliari have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Cagliari have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Cagliari haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Inter have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Inter have scored more than double the goals of Cagliari.
  • Inter have the most points from losing position (22) in Serie A
  • Inter have the most scored goals (78) in Serie A
  • Inter have the most scored goals in the first half (39) in Serie A
  • Inter have the the best goal difference (+47) in Serie A
  • Inter is in the best form (5-0-1) in Serie A

  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 36 24 8 4 64 31 18 11 4 3 26 12 18 13 4 1 38 19 33 80
2 Inter 36 23 9 4 78 31 18 13 3 2 45 16 18 10 6 2 33 15 47 78
3 Napoli 36 22 7 7 68 31 18 10 3 5 34 16 18 12 4 2 34 15 37 73
4 Juventus 36 20 9 7 55 33 18 10 4 4 23 12 18 10 5 3 32 21 22 69
5 Lazio 36 18 8 10 72 53 18 10 5 3 39 22 18 8 3 7 33 31 19 62
6 Atalanta 36 16 11 9 65 45 18 4 8 6 31 28 18 12 3 3 34 17 20 59
7 Roma 36 17 8 11 55 42 18 10 5 3 25 15 18 7 3 8 30 27 13 59
8 Fiorentina 36 18 5 13 56 47 18 12 2 4 36 20 18 6 3 9 20 27 9 59
9 Hellas Verona 36 14 10 12 62 55 18 9 3 6 34 24 18 5 7 6 28 31 7 52
10 Torino 36 12 11 13 45 38 18 8 5 5 29 18 18 4 6 8 16 20 7 47
11 Sassuolo 36 12 11 13 61 62 18 6 6 6 27 27 18 6 5 7 34 35 -1 47
12 Udinese 36 10 14 12 55 55 18 6 7 5 29 26 18 4 7 7 26 29 0 44
13 Bologna 36 11 10 15 42 52 18 8 4 6 24 21 18 3 6 9 18 31 -10 43
14 Empoli 36 9 10 17 48 69 18 4 4 10 27 43 18 5 6 7 21 26 -21 37
15 Sampdoria 36 9 6 21 42 59 18 5 3 10 25 31 18 4 3 11 17 28 -17 33
16 Spezia 36 9 6 21 38 66 18 5 3 10 21 27 18 4 3 11 17 39 -28 33
17 Salernitana 36 7 9 20 32 73 18 3 6 9 17 35 18 4 3 11 15 38 -41 30
18 Cagliari 36 6 11 19 33 65 18 3 6 9 19 30 18 3 5 10 14 35 -32 29
19 Genoa 36 4 16 16 27 56 18 3 8 7 14 24 18 1 8 9 13 32 -29 28
20 Venezia 36 6 7 23 33 68 18 3 4 11 21 38 18 3 3 12 12 30 -35 25

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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.