Inter vs Cagliari prediction
Inter made a setback last Saturday evening, even though the team has taken an early lead via Martinez in the fourth minute against Atlanta at home.
However, from that goal on, it was the team from Bergamo that had the bigger ball possession and created much more.
That especially goes for the second halftime, as the visitors deserved maybe even more than the equalizer only. After all, they did miss the penalty kick in the 88th minute.
Inter is now second with two points less than Juventus and surely aims to bring some joy to their fans in the Cup competition.
The home team will miss midfielder Asamoah (8/0) and right full-back D'Ambrosio (11/1) due to injuries.
Cagliari was set as a slight underdog in their home match against AC Milan and the team failed to respond properly in a 0:2 loss.
Despite having all the chances to come up with something, they actually continued the poor momentum and we can speak now about their decline in form, certainly.
It was them to had more of the ball possession, but actually Milan looked more concrete and simply far more effective out of the chances they created.
This is now the fourth consecutive loss for Cagliari, also their fifth game with no victory - though it needs to be said that their schedule wasn't easy at all.
They continue to be at the sixth position fro the moment, but now with six points less than Champions League ticket and with only two points more than out of European tickets placed teams.
Central defender Cepitelli (9/2) is out injured, same as right-backs Mattiello (2/0), Cacciatore (11/0), forwards Ragatzu (4/1) and Pavoletti (1/0).
Both teams are likely to rotate their teams at least a bit, but the ambitions are not being questioned now since it's deep in the competition.
With the current form of Cagliari, there's no doubt that the hosts are huge favorites to get the victory here. Open game from both teams is expected and since it's a knockout phase, goals and riskier approach once needed is very expected too.
Inter should prevail here, probably benefiting from defensive gaps once Cagliari needs to open up in the later phase.
Inter vs Cagliari betting tips
Inter & Over 2.5 Goals (Stake: 8)Odds: 2.10 at Bet365
Result: 4-1 WON (+8.8 units)
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