Palermo vs Cagliari Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Palermo vs Cagliari Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Palermo and Cagliari will be facing each other at the Stadio Renzo Barbera on Sunday afternoon, with both teams looking to return to winning ways in the Serie A. Palermo threw away a one-goal lead to succumb to a 4-1 defeat on the road at Udinese last time out. Roland Sallai gave Palermo the lead in the 12th minute, but Udinese levelled the game just before halftime and scored another three goals in the second half. Meanwhile, Cagliari managed a goalless home draw against Lazio last time out despite the fact the visitors had an overwhelming ball possession and more goalscoring opportunities than the hosts. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

These two teams have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net throughout this Serie A campaign, having conceded 118 goals between them. Furthermore, two of the most recent three meetings between them have seen at least three goals scored. This having been said, I’m expecting another open game with at least three goals.

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Both teams to score - Yes at 4/5

Palermo Preview

Palermo have only won two of their last 15 games in the Serie A and come into this clash on the back of a six-game winless streak. The Rosanero looked poor at the back over the past month, conceding at least three goals in four of their last six games in the Serie A. Actually, keeping the ball out of their own net has been Palermo’s main issue throughout this Serie A campaign, as they allowed 60 goals in 29 rounds. They currently sit in 18th spot in the league table with 15 points after 29 rounds, seven points behind the 17th-placed Empoli. A win over Cagliari on Sunday would be a morale-boosting victory for the Rosanero, but they still need a miracle to secure their Serie A status this season. On home soil, Palermo have only won once in their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions, and are currently on a three-game winless streak. The good news is that Palermo are unbeaten in their last seven home meetings with Cagliari in the Serie A, winning five and drawing twice in the process. Ilija Nestorovski is a player to watch for Palermo, as the 27-year-old striker is currently leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 10 goals in his 29 league appearances. 

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Cagliari Preview

Cagliari have also struggled for fluency over the past two months, having won just one of their last nine games in the Serie A. The Rossoblu have struggled to find the back of the net during this poor run of form, having scored just five goals in their last nine league outings. This leaves Cagliari in 14th position in the standings with 32 points under their belts after 29 rounds, already 17 points clear of the relegation zone. Cagliari hold one of the best offensive records in the bottom half, but they looked awful at the other end of the field. Cagliari have one of the most leakiest defences in the division, conceding 58 goals in 29 league fixtures. Their away form this season has also been terrible as Cagliari have only won two of their 16 competitive away games. They were on a two-game unbeaten run in the Serie A prior to their narrow 1-0 defeat at Fiorentina in their most recent league trip. Marco Borriello has been Cagliari’s most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, as the 34-year-old striker is currently leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 12 goals in his 27 league appearances. However, the experienced forward got injured last time out against Lazio, and he is doubtful for this trip. 

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Palermo Team News

Stefan Silva Rojas, Slobodan Rajkovic, Haitman Aleesami and Carlos Apna Embalo are all doubts, but Alessandro Diamanti is out through suspension. The good news is that Andrea Rispoli is back in training following his thigh injury.

Cagliari Team News

Nicolo Barrella, Federico Melchiorri and Daniele Dessena are all missing through injury, while Marco Borriello, Marco Capuano, Luca Ceppitelli and Diego Farias are all doubts.

Palermo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Palermo saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Cagliari

Cagliari saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Palermo

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Palermo Form Guide

Palermo Team Logo

Palermo

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

06-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

16-06-2018

Serie B Promotion Playoff

Frosinone Team Logo Frosinone

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-08-2018

Coppa Italia

L.R. Vicenza Virtus Team Logo L.R. Vicenza Virtus

FT 8 - 7

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Cagliari Team Logo Cagliari

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Serie B

Salernitana Team Logo Salernitana

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

31-08-2018

Serie B

Cremonese Team Logo Cremonese

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

16-09-2018

Serie B

Foggia Team Logo Foggia

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Serie B

Perugia Team Logo Perugia

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Cagliari Form Guide

Cagliari Team Logo

Cagliari

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Fenerbahce Team Logo Fenerbahce

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Trabzonspor Team Logo Trabzonspor

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-08-2018

Coppa Italia

Palermo Team Logo Palermo

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-08-2018

Serie A

Empoli Team Logo Empoli

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

26-08-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-09-2018

Serie A

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

06-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Olbia Team Logo Olbia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

16-09-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Serie A

Parma Calcio 1913 Team Logo Parma Calcio 1913

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Palermo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cagliari Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Palermo vs Cagliari Sidelined Players

Palermo
5 Slobodan Rajkovic Injured
9 Stefan Silva Injured
23 Alessandro Diamanti Suspended
Cagliari
9 Federico Melchiorri Injured
13 Roberto Colombo Injured
23 Luca Ceppitelli Injured
4 Daniele Dessena Injured
18 Nicolo Barella Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
68 GK Andrea Fulignati 189 77
2 CD Roberto Vitiello 176 71
6 CD Edoardo Goldaniga 188 79
12 CD Giancarlo Gonzalez 186 78
3 LM Andrea Rispoli 187 78
18 CM Ivailo Chochev 188 74
14 CM Alessandro Gazzi 184 81
25 CM Bruno Henrique 180 75
97 RM Giuseppe Pezzella 185 81
30 CF Ilija Nestorovski 182 74
8 CF Aleksandar Trajkovski 180 72
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Rafael 187 74
2 CD Bruno Alves 187 83
29 RB Nicola Murru 180 64
19 CD Fabio Pisacane 178 77
3 LB Mauricio Isla 177 72
10 CM Joao Pedro 184 73
20 CDM Simone Padoin 179 73
77 CDM Panagiotis Tachtsidis 191 86
21 CDM Artur Ionita 185 75
22 CF Marco Borriello 180 73
25 CF Marco Sau 169 65