Sardegna Arena: Cagliari vs Napoli Serie A preview

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sun 03.January
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Sardegna Arena (16233 seats)

Struggling Cagliari will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Napoli in the upcoming league round. It’s 15th vs 5th and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Insights:
  • All of Cagliari's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Napoli has the fewest conceded goals (12) in Serie A

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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

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Cagliari form and stats

Cagliari have collected 8 points from their Serie A home games so far after 2-2-2.

The fans are hoping that Cagliari will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 2-3 away loss in the Serie A game against Roma (placed 3rd). In the match before that, Cagliari hosted Udinese and drew the game 1-1.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Benevento are coming to town in three days.

The Cagliari fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 10 goals in 6 league matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 10 goals have been conceded.

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Napoli form and stats

The away team, who have the fewest conceded goals (12) in Serie A, have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 4 wins, 0 draws and only 2 losses in the Serie A. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Napoli have lost on their last two travels.

There were no winners in Napoli's previous match, a Serie A home game that ended 1-1 vs Torino (placed 20th). Prior to that match, the Napoli manager I. Gattuso faced defeat when travelling to Lazio and losing 0-2.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Spezia in just three days.

Napoli are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 9 times in 6 away games so far. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (4 so far).

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: Cagliari won one, Napoli won eight and one draw. seven games with over 2,5 goals, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

CagliariJ. dos Santos Galvão
J. dos Santos Galvão
8 goals
NapoliH. Lozano Bahena
H. Lozano Bahena
6 goals
CagliariG. Simeone
G. Simeone
5 goals

Cagliari missing players

Napoli missing players

Cagliari Napoli
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
14 6 1 Played P 2 6 13
3 2 0 Won W 2 4 8
5 2 0 Drew D 0 0 1
6 2 1 Lost L 0 2 4
21 10 1 Scored S 6 9 27
27 10 3 Conceded C 0 4 12
93% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
93% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 85%
50% 50% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 54%
50% 50% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 17% 38%
36% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 15%
71% 67% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 17% 38%
14% 17% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 50% 38%
21% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 23%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.2 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.8 1.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
10.6 13 8 Shots (avg) S ( 15 16.2 17.2
3.6 4.3 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6 4.8 6.4
41% 38% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 31% 33%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • All of Cagliari's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Cagliari haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Napoli has the fewest conceded goals (12) in Serie A
  • Napoli has the fewest conceded goals (4) away in Serie A
  • Napoli has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (4) in Serie A
  • Napoli have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Napoli haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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 14 10 4 0 32 16 7 4 3 0 17 9 7 6 1 0 15 7 16 34
2 Inter 14 10 3 1 34 17 7 5 1 1 17 11 7 5 2 0 17 6 17 33
3 Roma 14 8 3 3 31 23 7 5 2 0 18 7 7 3 1 3 13 16 8 27
4 Sassuolo 14 7 5 2 26 17 7 2 3 2 10 10 7 5 2 0 16 7 9 26
5 Napoli 13 8 1 4 27 12 7 4 1 2 18 8 6 4 0 2 9 4 15 25
6 Juventus 13 6 6 1 25 13 6 3 2 1 9 6 7 3 4 0 16 7 12 24
7 Atalanta 13 6 4 3 28 20 6 3 1 2 14 9 7 3 3 1 14 11 8 22
8 Lazio 14 6 3 5 22 23 7 2 2 3 9 12 7 4 1 2 13 11 -1 21
9 Hellas Verona 14 5 5 4 18 14 8 3 2 3 10 8 6 2 3 1 8 6 4 20
10 Benevento 14 5 3 6 17 23 7 2 2 3 8 12 7 3 1 3 9 11 -6 18
11 Sampdoria 14 5 2 7 23 24 7 2 1 4 13 12 7 3 1 3 10 12 -1 17
12 Udinese 13 4 3 6 14 17 7 2 1 4 5 9 6 2 2 2 9 8 -3 15
13 Bologna 14 4 3 7 21 27 7 3 1 3 14 15 7 1 2 4 7 12 -6 15
14 Fiorentina 14 3 5 6 16 21 7 2 3 2 8 8 7 1 2 4 8 13 -5 14
15 Cagliari 14 3 5 6 21 27 6 2 2 2 10 10 8 1 3 4 11 17 -6 14
16 Parma 14 2 6 6 13 25 7 1 4 2 3 8 7 1 2 4 10 17 -12 12
17 Spezia 14 2 5 7 19 29 7 0 3 4 8 16 7 2 2 3 11 13 -10 11
18 Genoa 14 2 4 8 14 27 7 1 1 5 10 15 7 1 3 3 4 12 -13 10
19 Crotone 14 2 3 9 13 29 7 2 1 4 8 13 7 0 2 5 5 16 -16 9
20 Torino 14 1 5 8 22 32 7 0 3 4 12 17 7 1 2 4 10 15 -10 8

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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.