Napoli vs Cagliari Preview

 Napoli vs Cagliari 

Competition – Serie A

Stadium – Stadio San Paolo

Date: 6th May 2017

Kick-off time – 17:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – 

In-form Napoli host Cagliari in this encounter with hopes of furthering their European ambitions.

Napoli are one of the most in-form Italian teams right now – they have managed to maintain their momentum for an extended period of time.

They are currently 3rd in the league table with 74 points, just 1 point behind 3rd placed AS Roma.

They have not lost any of their last 6 league games, winning 4 and drawing 2.

Their last 10 home games have brought them indifferent results – they have 2 wins and a draw in their last 3 home games.

Cagliari are currently 12th in the league table with 41 points from 34 games.

They are behind 11th placed Udinese by only 2 points, and they are above 15th placed Bologna by 3 points and could slip down to 14th if they lose this game.

They have won 3 of their last 6 games, drawing one and losing the other 2.

They have won 2 of their last 5 away games, losing 2 and drawing one.

Bookmakers make Napoli extremely heavy favourites at odds of 1.12.

Cagliari are trading at odds of 21.0.

Napoli (probable): Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Maksimovic, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne

Suspended: Koulibaly

Cagliari (probable): Rafael; Pisacane, Salamon, Bruno Alves, Murru; Ionita, Tachtsidis, Barella; Joao Pedro, Farias; Borriello

Suspended: None

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Napoli last 5 matches (most recent first):
30/04/17 (a)Inter Milan 0-1 W
23/04/17 (a)Sassuolo 2-2 D
15/04/17 (h)Udinese 3-0 W
09/04/17 (a)Lazio 0-3 W
05/04/17 (h)Juventus 3-2 W
 
Cagliari last 5 matches (most recent first):
30/04/17 (h)Pescara 1-0 W
23/04/17 (a)Udinese 2-1 L
15/04/17 (h)Chievo 4-0 W
09/04/17 (h)Torino 2-3 L
02/04/17 (a)Palermo 1-3 W

Last time they met: Cagliari 0-5 Napoli

Other fixtures taking place this week in Serie A:

November 25, 2017
Bologna 15:00 Sampdoria
Sassuolo 18:00 Hellas Verona
Chievo Verona 18:00 SPAL
Cagliari 20:45 Inter Milan
November 26, 2017
Udinese 15:00 SSC Napoli
Milan 15:00 Torino
Genoa 15:00 Roma
Lazio 18:00 Fiorentina
Juventus 20:45 Crotone
November 27, 2017
Atalanta 20:45 Benevento
December 1, 2017
Roma 18:30 SPAL
SSC Napoli 20:45 Juventus
December 2, 2017
Torino 20:45 Atalanta
December 3, 2017
Benevento 12:30 Milan
Inter Milan 15:00 Chievo Verona
Fiorentina 15:00 Sassuolo
Bologna 15:00 Cagliari
Sampdoria 20:45 Lazio
December 4, 2017
Crotone 19:00 Udinese
Hellas Verona 21:00 Genoa

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 13 11 2 0 34 9 +25 35
2 Inter Milan 13 10 3 0 25 9 +16 33
3 Juventus 13 10 1 2 37 14 +23 31
4 Roma 12 10 0 2 23 8 +15 30
5 Lazio 12 9 1 2 32 14 +18 28
6 Sampdoria 12 8 2 2 27 15 +12 26
7 Milan 13 6 1 6 19 18 +1 19
8 Torino 13 4 6 3 18 20 -2 18
9 Fiorentina 13 5 2 6 22 18 +4 17
10 Bologna 13 5 2 6 14 17 -3 17
11 Chievo Verona 13 4 5 4 15 20 -5 17
12 Atalanta 13 4 4 5 19 18 +1 16
13 Cagliari 13 5 0 8 12 21 -9 15
14 Udinese 12 4 0 8 18 23 -5 12
15 Crotone 13 3 3 7 11 24 -13 12
16 Sassuolo 13 3 2 8 8 22 -14 11
17 SPAL 13 2 4 7 11 21 -10 10
18 Genoa 13 2 3 8 11 19 -8 9
19 Hellas Verona 13 1 3 9 10 29 -19 6
20 Benevento 13 0 0 13 6 33 -27 0

Serie A Results

November 20, 2017
Hellas Verona 2 - 3 Bologna
November 19, 2017
Inter Milan 2 - 0 Atalanta
Benevento 1 - 2 Sassuolo
SPAL 1 - 1 Fiorentina
Sampdoria 3 - 2 Juventus
Udinese 0 - 1 Cagliari
Torino 1 - 1 Chievo Verona
Crotone 0 - 1 Genoa
November 18, 2017
SSC Napoli 2 - 1 Milan
Roma 2 - 1 Lazio
November 5, 2017
Sassuolo 0 - 2 Milan
Atalanta 1 - 1 SPAL
Chievo Verona 0 - 0 SSC Napoli
Fiorentina 2 - 4 Roma
Cagliari 2 - 1 Hellas Verona
Juventus 2 - 1 Benevento
Inter Milan 1 - 1 Torino
November 4, 2017
Genoa 0 - 2 Sampdoria
Bologna 2 - 3 Crotone
October 30, 2017
Hellas Verona 1 - 2 Inter Milan

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