Cagliari VS Genoa
20 September 2019 – 19:45
Regular Season – Round 4
20 Sep – 19:45
Who will be the winner?
Cagliari and Genoa face , in a match for the 4th round of the Serie A. The recent head‑to‑head record favours the away team, since they have a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 6 matches. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 18‑05‑2019, and ended in a draw by (1‑1). The home advantage may play an important role in this match , since Cagliari presents significant differences between home and away results.
Analysis of Cagliari
After 1 win and 2 losses, the home team is in the 13th position, havinf won 3 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Parma by (1‑3), after in the previous match they have lost (1‑2) at home, against Internazionale. This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Cagliari has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Cagliari’s team starts for this game very motivated after having won the first victory in the Italian championship, by defeating Parma by 1-3: the goals were scored by Luca Ceppitelli (2) and Giovanni Simeone. By playing against their fans, Cagliari should attack in a more organized way, with successive attacks paused, taking advantage of the opponent’s defensive weaknesses to score. Center-back and captain Luca Ceppitelli is the highlight of this team with 2 goals scored so far. For this journey, the house mister cannot count on Pavoletti, Cragno, Nainggolan and Farago, all with physical problems.
Analysis of Genoa
The away team is currently in the 10th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Fiorentina, by (2‑1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Atalanta, by (1‑2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Genoa has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches.
Genoa’s side start this match with a 1-2 defeat at Atalanta, adding the first defeat in this Italian championship: the only goal of the team was signed by Domenico Criscito. Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli should benefit from the low middle block and counterattacks, making the most of his opponent’s back space. Striker Christian Kouamé and central Domenico Criscito are Genoa’s top scorers with 2 goals each. Right back Paolo Ghiglione made 2 assists for goal. The entire squad is available for this game.