The 16th stage of Serie A debuts tonight with a very interesting match, the one between Cagliari and Juventus. Considering that the Torinese are carefully preparing themselves for the Italian Supercup, today we expect a more balanced match than the odds are showing. The meeting is hosted in Stadio Sant’Elia from Cagliari.
Cagliari are facing a weak period and they have reached a relegation place in Serie A. They haven’t won for seven stages and on their own pitch they are also performing badly, being without a victory in this championship. Still, Cagliari are one of the most offensive teams, but their defense lacks. Today, considering these aspects, they can face some problems and they seem to be handling an impossible mission, especially when Juventus have won the last four matches on Stadio Sant’Elia. The coach, Zdenek Zeman seemed confident at the press conference and tried to motivate his players. He declared that “we have nothing to worry about, because we have nothing to lose”. There are a few important absentees in the hosts lot, Colombi, Eriksson and Sau being injured, but the return of Ibarbo is a plus.
Juventus disappointed lately, losing the match against Sampdoria (1-1), the first home points of the championship after a year and a half. They have fallen back, at a distance of a single point from Roma, so they need all the points at stake in order to remain at the top of the ranking. They have also prepared themselves for the Italian Supercup, but it seems like Massimiliano Allegri won’t be sparing any players today. Even Arturo Vidal who is not completely healed will be playing, Allegri declaring that he expects more from him. Juventus have the best attack and the best defense in the championship, but lately all the players seem tired. They still remain the favorite team, even after coming from two successive ties in Serie A. Juve can not count today on Caceres, Marrone, Barzagli, Asamoah, Romulo and Bonucci.
Cagliari – Juventus starting 11 :
Cagliari : Cragno – Balzano, Ceppitelli, Rossettini, Avelar – Crisetig, Conti, Ekdal – Farias, Ibarbo, Cossu
Juventus : Buffon – Lichtsteiner, Ogbonna, Chiellini, Evra – Marchisio, Pirlo, Pogba – Vidal – Llorente, Tevez
Cagliari – Juventus sports betting odds :
Final result (1×2): 8.00 4.65 1.42
Total goals (Over/Under 2.5 goals): 1.70 2.12
Our tip suggestions
We bet on the success of the guests, who although are facing a few problems, still remain the strongest team of the Italian soccer. For Massimiliano Allegri this match is extremely important and we will see the best starting 11 on the pitch. Juventus dominate the championship, having the best attack and the best defense with an impressing force. Cagliari are facing a weak period and can barely take on the champion, especially considering that they have one of the weakest defense in Serie A. We bet based on these facts and we believe the Torinese won’t be having any problems winning, just as they have done it in the last four visits on Sant’Elia.