Cagliari vs Empoli Preview

Cagliari vs Empoli 

Competition – Serie A

Stadium –  Sant’Elia

Date: 14th May 2017

Kick-off time – 14:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – 

13th Place Cagliari will hope to bounce back from their loss in their last encounter with a win over the hard fighting Empoli.

Cagliari will be happy to finish the season in their current position – which means they would need to win this match.

They currently have 41 points, just one point more than 14th placed Sassuolo.

They have 3 wins and 3 losses from their last 6 league games, one loss coming in their latest outing.

Their recent home form is good – they have 2 wins from their last 2 at home and will be looking to get another 3 points from this match.

Empoli are hovering just above the relegation zone in 17th position.

They have just 32 points from 35 league games this season after winning 8 of those matches.

They have 3 wins from their last 4 games and recorded a win in their last league match.

If they lose this game, they would drop down to just 1 point above the relegation zone, while a win could see them move up to 16th in the league table.

They are currently on a 2 game winning streak away from home and they will be hoping to win this match to push them away from the relegation zone.

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

Suspended: None

Empoli (probable): Skorupski; Laurini, Bellusci, Costa, Pasqual; Mauri, Diousse, Croce;  El Kaddouri; Thiam, Pucciarelli

Suspended: None

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

 
Cagliari last 5 matches (most recent first):
06/05/17 (a)Napoli 3-1 L
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
 
Empoli last 5 matches (most recent first):
07/05/17 (h)Bologna 3-1 W
30/04/17 (h)Sassuolo 1-3 L
23/04/17 (a)AC Milan 1-2 W
15/04/17 (a)Fiorentina 1-2 W
08/04/17 (h)Pescara 1-1 D

Last time they met: Empoli 2-0 Cagliari

Other fixtures taking place this week in Serie A:

February 25, 2018
Crotone 12:30 SPAL
Sampdoria 15:00 Udinese
Hellas Verona 15:00 Torino
Sassuolo 15:00 Lazio
Fiorentina 15:00 Chievo Verona
Juventus 18:00 Atalanta
Roma 20:45 Milan
February 26, 2018
Cagliari 20:45 SSC Napoli
March 3, 2018
SPAL 15:00 Bologna
Lazio 18:00 Juventus
SSC Napoli 20:45 Roma
March 4, 2018
Genoa 12:30 Cagliari
Atalanta 15:00 Sampdoria
Chievo Verona 15:00 Sassuolo
Benevento 15:00 Hellas Verona
Udinese 15:00 Fiorentina
Torino 15:00 Crotone
Milan 20:45 Inter Milan
March 9, 2018
Roma 20:45 Torino
March 10, 2018
Hellas Verona 20:45 Chievo Verona

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 25 21 3 1 55 15 +40 66
2 Juventus 25 21 2 2 62 15 +47 65
3 Inter Milan 26 14 9 3 42 21 +21 51
4 Roma 25 15 5 5 40 19 +21 50
5 Lazio 25 15 4 6 61 33 +28 49
6 Sampdoria 25 12 5 8 44 33 +11 41
7 Milan 25 12 5 8 35 30 +5 41
8 Atalanta 25 10 8 7 37 29 +8 38
9 Torino 25 8 12 5 35 30 +5 36
10 Udinese 25 10 3 12 36 36 +0 33
11 Bologna 26 10 3 13 33 38 -5 33
12 Fiorentina 25 8 8 9 34 32 +2 32
13 Genoa 26 8 6 12 21 27 -6 30
14 Chievo Verona 25 6 7 12 23 42 -19 25
15 Cagliari 25 7 4 14 23 36 -13 25
16 Sassuolo 25 6 5 14 15 43 -28 23
17 Crotone 25 5 6 14 21 44 -23 21
18 SPAL 25 3 8 14 23 47 -24 17
19 Hellas Verona 25 4 4 17 22 50 -28 16
20 Benevento 26 3 1 22 18 60 -42 10

Serie A Results

February 24, 2018
Inter Milan 2 - 0 Benevento
Bologna 2 - 0 Genoa
February 19, 2018
Lazio 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
February 18, 2018
Milan 1 - 0 Sampdoria
Atalanta 1 - 1 Fiorentina
Benevento 3 - 2 Crotone
Bologna 2 - 1 Sassuolo
SSC Napoli 1 - 0 SPAL
Torino 0 - 1 Juventus
February 17, 2018
Genoa 2 - 0 Inter Milan
Chievo Verona 2 - 1 Cagliari
Udinese 0 - 2 Roma
February 11, 2018
Roma 5 - 2 Benevento
Inter Milan 2 - 1 Bologna
Chievo Verona 0 - 1 Genoa
Torino 2 - 0 Udinese
Sampdoria 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
Sassuolo 0 - 0 Cagliari

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