Cagliari vs Torino (By: Sors)
Cagliari earned a hard-fought point at "Stadio Paolo Mazza" on Nov. 10, in a thrilling match, in which SPAL took a two-goal lead through Andrea Petagna in the 3rd and Mirko Antenucci in the 71st minute, but Rolando Maran's men showed good fighting spirit and responded with two late goals from Leonardo Pavoletti in the 73rd and Artur Ionita in the 76th minute of that game.It was another good match for the hosts, who seem to have overcome their problems in early season (1-3-3 4/9 from the first seven rounds), as Cagliari won eight points from its last five games in the league against Bologna (2-0/home), Fiorentina (1-1/away), Chievo (2-1/home), Juventus (1-3/away) and SPAL just before the international break and climbed out of the relegation zone, with three-point advantage over Bologna (18th place).In the matter of fact, more important for my bet is the sudden awakening of Cagliari's attack, as after only four goals in their first seven league games, the hosts have scored eight goals in the last five rounds, including one goal against Juventus at "Allianz Stadium" on Nov. 3 and four goals in their last two games at "Sardegna Arena".On the other hand, Cagliari managed to keep a clean sheet only three times in twelve games since the beginning of the new season, as two of those three encounters were against opponents with obvious problems in attack like Sampdoria (goallesd draw at this stadium on Sept. 26) and Bologna (a 2-0 home win on Oct. 6).Parma put to an end Torino's five-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win at "Stadio Olimpico di Torino" on Nov. 10, but the guests obviously feel more comfortable on the road this season, where they've recorded two victories and four draws in six games (2-4-0 10/6) and what is also important to be noted: Walter Mazzarri's men scored six goals in the last two of them against Bologna on Oct. 21 (2-2) and Sampdoria on Nov. 4 (4-1).At the same time, Torino's defense is far from solid and for this match the guests will be without important defender in Ola Aina (11+0), while Tomas Rincon (m / 11+1) will also miss this match after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season during Torino's 1-2 home loss to Parma.Paolo Farago (m / 8+0) and Simone Padoin (m / 9+0) remain unavailable for the home team, while Lucas Castro (m / 18+1) is doubtful.I doubt that any of these two teams will manage to keep a clean sheet in today's match.
Cagliari vs Torino predictions
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Cagliari vs Torino betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Sors).