Cagliari vs Genoa: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:35 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019 4:35 PM UTC

Thrilling match expected between 2 midtable teams

<div><h2>Cagliari vs Genoa</h2><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow">Friday, September 20, at Sardegna Arena (Cagliari)</a></strong></p><p>Cagliari kicked-off their domestic campaign with 2 defeats against Brescia and Inter Milan but returned to winning ways last round earning their 1st three points of the season in the 3-1 away victory against Parma. One of the reasons for a bad start is the absence of their first goalkeeper Alessio Cragno who’s injured. On the other side Genoa shower a great team spirit fighting back on three occasions against AS Roma in the 3-3 season opener and winning 2-1 against Fiorentina. Last weekend they were unlucky to concede in the last second of the game with Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata scoring with a brilliant shot outside the box.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Cagliari have invested a lot of money to sign quality players in the summer, almost 40 million euros, and their win against Parma last weekend on the road was somehow expected. Nahitan Nandez from Boca Juniors, Giovanni Simeone from Fiorentina, Marko Rog from Napoli, Luca Pellegrini from Juventus and most important Radja Nainggolan from Inter Milan are few of the players they signed in the summer. Unfortunately, 2 of them most important players are sidelined (Leonardo Pavoletti and Radja Nainggolan). They are trying to recuperate them on time for this match but most probably they will miss also this home clash against Genoa. The visitors have a great squad, a combination between experienced players like Lasse Schone, Cristian Zapata, Domenico Criscito or Riccardo Saponara and young and talented players like Cristian Kouame, the 21-year-old striker who already netted 2 goals in the 1st three season fixtures.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>The bookies know that this will be a close encounter, tough one to predict, that’s why they are offering 2.4 for a home win and 2.85 for an away win. The 2 teams have produced goals this season and not only. We’ve seen both teams scoring in 9 of their previous 11 mutual encounters and over 2.5 goals in the match in 8 of their previous 11 head-to-head. Both teams love the attacking approach and they showed they improved this season. It’s always very nice to watch 2 midtable teams playing against each-other because both are always going all guns blazing trying to win the 3 points, so we are in for another thrilling contest between 2 solid teams.</p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Football Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score at 1.7 with Unibet.</strong></em></a></p></div>
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