Cagliari vs Venezia: prediction for the Serie A fixture
Cagliari had a catastrophic start to the season. They haven't won a single game in the first six rounds of Serie A. The management is trying to find a way out of this crisis. Leonardo Semplici was fired after three consecutive winless rounds. However, Walter Mazzarriis also struggling: Cagliari have only earned one point after he was named the new head coach. In the last round, Cagliari had no chance against Napoli (0:2); they extended their winless streak to nine games across all tournaments. Before matchday 7 of Serie A, the Rossoblu have 2 points and occupy 19th place in the table.
Venezia got promoted to Serie A this season, but they didn't get to reinforce their roster, so their start in the Italian elite was difficult. Paolo Zanetti's men are on the 18th line in the table with only four points in the asset. They need one point to get out of the relegation zone, which they can achieve after this round. After their only Serie A victory over Empoli in the third round (2:1), Venezia suffered two defeats in a row against Spezia (1:2) and AC Milan (0:2). In the last round, Zanetti's charges were losing against Torino at home, but in the 78th minute, Mattia Aramu scored a penalty against the Bulls. The game ended in a 1:1 draw.
In the last 4 games of Venezia, this score was recorded twice.
In 2 of Cagliari's last 3 home games, this bet played.
In 2 of their last 3 games, Venezia scored in the second half.
Cagliari have a powerful roster, and they can do much better than fight for survival. At the moment the Rossoblu can't compete against such opponents as Napoli, but they definitely should beat weaker teams, like Venezia. We think that the hosts have a chance to earn three points in this fixture.
Our prediction - Cagliari to win
We expect Cagliari to play attacking football today, while Venezia will probably sit out on the defensive. Cagliari really need a victory, and we believe they will get it, but we don't expect a crushing score in this game.
Second bet - Cagliari to win by 1 goal