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 Napoli vs Cagliari 

Competition – Serie A

Stadium – Stadio San Paolo

Date: 6th May 2017

Kick-off time – 17:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

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:

May 27, 2017
Atalanta 17:00 Chievo Verona
Bologna 17:00 Juventus
May 28, 2017
Cagliari 14:00 Milan
Sampdoria 17:00 SSC Napoli
Roma 17:00 Genoa
Inter Milan 19:45 Udinese
Torino 19:45 Sassuolo
Crotone 19:45 Lazio
Palermo 19:45 Empoli
Fiorentina 19:45 Pescara

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Juventus 37 28 4 5 75 26 +49 88
2 Roma 37 27 3 7 87 36 +51 84
3 SSC Napoli 37 25 8 4 90 37 +53 83
4 Lazio 37 21 7 9 73 48 +25 70
5 Atalanta 37 20 9 8 61 41 +20 69
6 Milan 37 18 9 10 56 43 +13 63
7 Inter Milan 37 18 5 14 67 47 +20 59
8 Fiorentina 37 16 11 10 61 55 +6 59
9 Torino 37 12 14 11 66 63 +3 50
10 Sampdoria 37 12 12 13 47 51 -4 48
11 Sassuolo 37 13 7 17 55 58 -3 46
12 Udinese 37 12 9 16 45 51 -6 45
13 Cagliari 37 13 5 19 53 75 -22 44
14 Chievo Verona 37 12 7 18 43 60 -17 43
15 Bologna 37 11 8 18 39 56 -17 41
16 Genoa 37 9 9 19 36 61 -25 36
17 Empoli 37 8 8 21 28 59 -31 32
18 Crotone 37 8 7 22 31 57 -26 31
19 Palermo 37 5 8 24 31 76 -45 23
20 Pescara 37 3 8 26 35 79 -44 17

Serie A Results

May 22, 2017
Pescara 2 - 0 Palermo
May 21, 2017
Lazio 1 - 3 Inter Milan
Sassuolo 6 - 2 Cagliari
Milan 3 - 0 Bologna
Juventus 3 - 0 Crotone
Genoa 2 - 1 Torino
Empoli 0 - 1 Atalanta
Udinese 1 - 1 Sampdoria
May 20, 2017
SSC Napoli 4 - 1 Fiorentina
Chievo Verona 3 - 5 Roma
May 14, 2017
Roma 3 - 1 Juventus
Cagliari 3 - 2 Empoli
Sampdoria 1 - 1 Chievo Verona
Palermo 1 - 0 Genoa
Torino 0 - 5 SSC Napoli
Bologna 3 - 1 Pescara
Crotone 1 - 0 Udinese
Inter Milan 1 - 2 Sassuolo
May 13, 2017
Atalanta 1 - 1 Milan
Fiorentina 3 - 2 Lazio

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