Cagliari - Verona

Regular Season - 30
Kickoff: 2024-04-01 04:00

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Cagliari - Verona Predictions

Prediction: Draw or Verona
Best odds: 1.76

As the Serie A season heats up, the relegation battle becomes increasingly intense, with teams desperate to secure vital points. This Saturday, at the Unipol Domus, Cagliari will host Verona in a clash that could have significant implications for both sides. With neither team having a clear edge in predictions, the focus shifts to the on-pitch talent and recent performances that could tip the scales in this nail-biting encounter.

Key Players

Cagliari's hopes may rest on the shoulders of their attacker, Gianluca Lapadula Vargas. With a rating of 6.59, his ability to find the back of the net could prove crucial. Despite only scoring once this season, his 9 total shots suggest he's knocking on the door of a scoring run.

In defense, Gabriele Zappa stands out with a solid 6.63 rating, contributing both in defense and attack. With 18 key passes and a goal to his name, his dual-threat capability could be a thorn in Verona's side.

Midfielder Antoine Makoumbou will be the engine of the team, boasting a team-high rating of 6.70. With 834 total passes and a goal scored, his influence in the midfield will be pivotal.

For Verona, Darko Lazović, with a rating of 6.53, has shown he can be a menace from the midfield, taking 11 shots this season and creating 12 key passes. His ability to break through Cagliari's defense will be key to Verona's chances.

The attack will be spearheaded by Thomas Michel David Henry, who has been more prolific with 3 goals from 8 shots. His clinical finishing could be the difference-maker.

Defensively, Diego Coppola, with the highest rating of 6.78 among the key players mentioned, will have the task of marshaling the backline. With 323 passes to his name, he's not only a defender but also a potential initiator of counter-attacks.

Recent Form

Cagliari's form has been less than inspiring, with their last five games yielding a string of "DDLLL." Sitting at 19th in the league, their struggle to find wins has been evident, and their goal difference of -23 is a glaring issue.

Verona, while sharing the same points tally, have a slightly better recent run with "LDDLD." Still, with both teams sitting on 20 points, neither has managed to gain a significant advantage as they hover just above the relegation zone.

Head-to-Head History

The last encounter between these two sides took place on December 23, 2023, where Verona emerged victorious with a 2-0 win. This recent result may give Verona a psychological edge, but playing away from home could level the playing field for Cagliari.

Prediction

With both teams desperate for points and their standings so closely matched, this game is likely to be a tense affair. The absence of a clear favorite in the predictions reflects the unpredictable nature of this matchup.

Given the recent form of both teams and the pressure of the relegation battle, a draw seems a plausible outcome. However, the individual quality of key players like Gianluca Lapadula Vargas for Cagliari and Thomas Michel David Henry for Verona could prove decisive.

The game could swing on moments of individual brilliance or critical mistakes, with each team's defense having shown vulnerability throughout the season. The battle in the midfield, where Antoine Makoumbou and Darko Lazović will vie for dominance, could also be a determining factor.

In the end, this match might not produce a winner, but it will certainly not lack in intensity or drama. Expect a hard-fought encounter, with both teams likely to share the spoils in a low-scoring draw, as neither side has demonstrated the consistency required to claim all three points with confidence.

Prediction probabilities

Strength

53%
47%

Attacking Potential

58%
42%

Defensive Potential

58%
42%

Poisson Distribution

57%
43%

Stregth H2H

15%
85%

Goals H2H

22%
78%

Wins the game

44%
56%

Cagliari - Verona Head to Head

Serie A standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Inter players, news and schedule Inter 30 25 4 1 73 14 59 79
2 AC Milan players, news and schedule AC Milan 31 21 5 5 60 34 26 68
3 Juventus players, news and schedule Juventus 30 17 8 5 44 24 20 59
4 Bologna players, news and schedule Bologna 31 16 10 5 45 25 20 58
5 AS Roma players, news and schedule AS Roma 31 16 7 8 56 35 21 55
6 Atalanta players, news and schedule Atalanta 29 15 5 9 54 32 22 50
7 Napoli players, news and schedule Napoli 31 13 9 9 48 38 10 48
8 Lazio players, news and schedule Lazio 31 14 4 13 37 34 3 46
9 Torino players, news and schedule Torino 31 11 11 9 31 29 2 44
10 Fiorentina players, news and schedule Fiorentina 29 12 7 10 42 34 8 43
11 Monza players, news and schedule Monza 31 11 9 11 34 41 -7 42
12 Genoa players, news and schedule Genoa 30 8 11 11 32 37 -5 35
13 Lecce players, news and schedule Lecce 31 6 11 14 26 48 -22 29
14 Udinese players, news and schedule Udinese 30 4 16 10 29 45 -16 28
15 Empoli players, news and schedule Empoli 31 7 7 17 25 47 -22 28
16 Verona players, news and schedule Verona 30 6 9 15 27 40 -13 27
17 Cagliari players, news and schedule Cagliari 30 6 9 15 30 51 -21 27
18 Frosinone players, news and schedule Frosinone 31 6 8 17 38 61 -23 26
19 Sassuolo players, news and schedule Sassuolo 31 6 7 18 36 59 -23 25
20 Salernitana players, news and schedule Salernitana 31 2 9 20 25 64 -39 15