SSC Napoli vs Cagliari Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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SSC Napoli vs Cagliari Match Prediction

By William Hall

Napoli will be hoping to make it seven straight Serie A wins this weekend as they welcome Cagliari to Stadio San Paolo this weekend. Napoli got their biggest fright of the season last time out as last seasons promoted side SPAL got an equaliser with 15 minutes to go before Napoli got the winner with around eight minutes to go. Cagliari will travel to Napoli off the back of two straight home defeats to Sassuolo and Chievo. Confidence won't be as high as they would have liked, but a reaction will be wanted. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

If you are looking for a tip for the winner of this match, it is going to be Napoli all day long. However, priced at 1/8, it is pretty pointless even including them in your accumulator this weekend. Napoli haven't lost against Cagliari in their last fourteen meetings, and I can't see past them maintaining that record this weekend. In all of the previous five games between the two, the game has seen over 2.5 goals and with Napoli in fantastic form in front of goal, I could see them beating the goal market by themselves this weekend. In three of those five games Napoli have won the games to nil, and with the lack of goals for Cagliari so far this season, they could easily make that four this weekend.

Napoli have been second best to Juventus for many years now, but if they want to challenge them come the end of the season, they must go out and get the job done in games like these. Below are my favourite betting tips and predictions for the match.

Napoli to win to nil - 10/11

Napoli and over 3.5 goals - 4/5

SSC Napoli saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

SSC Napoli scored over 2.5 goals in 8 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 SSC Napoli

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

SSC Napoli Form Guide

SSC Napoli Team Logo

SSC Napoli

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

18-03-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

31-03-2018

Serie A

Sassuolo Team Logo Sassuolo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Serie A

ChievoVerona Team Logo ChievoVerona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-04-2018

Serie A

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Serie A

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Serie A

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-05-2018

Serie A

Crotone Team Logo Crotone

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Cagliari Form Guide

Cagliari Team Logo

Cagliari

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L A

03-04-2018

Serie A

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Serie A

Hellas Verona Team Logo Hellas Verona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

17-04-2018

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-04-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Serie A

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

13-05-2018

Serie A

Fiorentina Team Logo Fiorentina

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

20-05-2018

Serie A

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

23-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Olbia Team Logo Olbia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

SSC Napoli Preview

Napoli have had the perfect start to this seasons Serie A, winning six games out of six and sitting at the top of the table. This is a great chance to get another win under their belts this weekend, and on paper, they should be able to do it comfortably. In five of Napoli's six games this season, they have been able to beat the -1 handicap result which I expect them to do this time around. Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens look as if they have formed a good partnership this season with the pair already bagging ten goals between them. With Lorenzo Insigne, Marek Hamsik and more also at Napoli's disposal, it shows you how much attacking threat this side have. Napoli have always been the side to run Juventus the furthest over the last few year, who knows, this year could be theirs.

SSC Napoli Team News

Napoli just have the one player out with Arkadiusz sidelined with a knee injury.

Cagliari Preview

Cagliari had a very tough start to the season as they lost to both Juventus and AC Milan but made up for it with back to back wins over Crotone and SPAL which made a lot of people think they would push on. However, two disappointing home defeats to Sassuolo and Chievo has halted them in their tracks in games they would have been looking at winning. With Napoli on the horizon, I worry for them as in the last couple of games they haven't looked good. They have been unable to score and to be honest, didn't threaten the two sides that are around them in the league. Last season's top goalscorer Marco Sau has been able to score just once in six starts for the team this season which is why they are struggling to win games. The Cagliari faithful will hope he is back in goalscoring form as soon as possible.

Cagliari Team News

Cagliari will be without four players for the visit to Napoli this weekend with Gabriel (knee injury), Gregory van der Wiel (unknown), Pinheiro Andrade (wrist injury) and Favio Pisacane (suspension) all out.

SSC Napoli Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

SSC Napoli vs Cagliari Sidelined Players

SSC Napoli
99 Arkadiusz Milik Injured
Cagliari
7 Andrea Cossu Injured
- Gregory van der Wiel Injured
1 Rafael Injured
23 Luca Ceppitelli Injured
19 Fabio Pisacane Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Pepe Reina 188 92
23 LB Elseid Hysaj 182 70
26 CD Kalidou Koulibaly 195 89
31 RB Faouzi Ghoulam 186 78
33 CD Raul Albiol 190 82
5 CM Allan 173 73
17 CM Marek Hamsik 183 79
8 CM Jorginho 180 60
24 RF Lorenzo Insigne 163 59
14 CF Dries Mertens 169 61
7 LF Jose Maria Callejon 179 73
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Alessio Cragno 185 80
3 CD Marco Andreolli 187 82
20 LB Simone Padoin 179 73
24 RB Marco Capuano 185 80
13 CD Filippo Romagna 185 75
21 CDM Artur Ionita 185 75
8 CDM Luca Cigarini 175 72
18 CDM Nicolo Barella 166 54
10 CM Joao Pedro 184 73
30 CM Leonardo Pavoletti 188 80
25 CF Marco Sau 169 65