Bologna vs Cagliari by JerryDrake
In their last 5 home games Bologna could not win a single one: 2 defeats with Udinese and Roma and 3 draws with Lazio, Napoli and Sassuolo. If we consider all games, at home and away, Bologna scored only one goal in the last 5.
Since Diamanti left Bologna to join Marcello Lippi in Guangzhou, Ballardini still have to find new solutions for the attack. Acquafresca and Bianchi are still two good strikers but tomorrow they will not have the support of Khrin and Kone behind them, both not available. Cristaldo seemed to have gained the trainer's trust after scoring with Torino but he will start from the bench tomorrow.
Cagliari won their last away game in February 2013. The good news for this usually “domestic” team is that they obtained 5 draws out of their last 7 away games, conceding only 5 goals. This shows how strong Cagliari are in the defense when they play on the road.
This match can be decisive for Cagliari as, if they lose, Bologna can get only 3 points behind them and take Cagliari back again to the relegation zone. So, their task will be once again to get one important away point.
As Chievo and Livorno both lost today in their games with Roma and Torino, I think that a draw could be a good result for both teams. Bologna can reach Chievo and Livorno at 24 points, while Cagliari can keep a good advantage on all of them.
Bologna (probable line-up): Curci, Antonsson, Natali, Cherubin, Garics, Pazienza, Christodoul., Perez, Morleo, Bianchi, Acquafresca. Trainer: Ballardini
Cagliari (probable line-up): Avramov, Dessena, Rossettini, Astori, Avelar, Ekdal, Cossu, Vecino, Pinilla, Ibraimi, Ibarbo. Trainer: Lopez
Not available players: Krhin, Kone, Ibson, Della Rocca (Bologna), Pisano, Conti, Adryan (Cagliari).
I bet on the draw.
My correct score: 1-1 Ibarbo, Acquafresca
Bet: Draw, odds: 3.15 188Bet, stake: 7/10
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* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.