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:

December 16, 2017
Inter Milan 15:00 Udinese
Torino 18:00 SSC Napoli
Roma 20:45 Cagliari
December 17, 2017
Hellas Verona 12:30 Milan
Fiorentina 15:00 Genoa
Sampdoria 15:00 Sassuolo
Crotone 15:00 Chievo Verona
Bologna 15:00 Juventus
Benevento 18:00 SPAL
Atalanta 20:45 Lazio
December 22, 2017
Chievo Verona 18:00 Bologna
Cagliari 20:45 Fiorentina
December 23, 2017
Lazio 12:30 Crotone
Udinese 15:00 Hellas Verona
SPAL 15:00 Torino
Genoa 15:00 Benevento
SSC Napoli 15:00 Sampdoria
Sassuolo 15:00 Inter Milan
Milan 18:00 Atalanta
Juventus 20:45 Roma

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Inter Milan 16 12 4 0 33 10 +23 40
2 SSC Napoli 16 12 3 1 35 10 +25 39
3 Juventus 16 12 2 2 41 14 +27 38
4 Roma 15 11 2 2 27 10 +17 35
5 Lazio 15 10 2 3 36 19 +17 32
6 Sampdoria 15 8 3 4 30 22 +8 27
7 Milan 16 7 3 6 23 21 +2 24
8 Atalanta 16 6 5 5 23 20 +3 23
9 Torino 16 5 8 3 22 22 +0 23
10 Fiorentina 16 6 4 6 26 19 +7 22
11 Bologna 16 6 3 7 19 20 -1 21
12 Chievo Verona 16 5 6 5 17 26 -9 21
13 Udinese 15 6 0 9 23 24 -1 18
14 Cagliari 16 5 2 9 16 27 -11 17
15 Sassuolo 16 4 2 10 10 28 -18 14
16 Genoa 16 3 4 9 14 22 -8 13
17 Crotone 16 3 3 10 12 32 -20 12
18 SPAL 16 2 5 9 15 28 -13 11
19 Hellas Verona 16 2 4 10 14 32 -18 10
20 Benevento 16 0 1 15 8 38 -30 1

Serie A Results

December 12, 2017
Genoa 1 - 2 Atalanta
December 11, 2017
Lazio 1 - 3 Torino
December 10, 2017
Milan 2 - 1 Bologna
Sassuolo 2 - 1 Crotone
SPAL 2 - 2 Hellas Verona
Udinese 2 - 0 Benevento
SSC Napoli 0 - 0 Fiorentina
Chievo Verona 0 - 0 Roma
December 9, 2017
Juventus 0 - 0 Inter Milan
Cagliari 2 - 2 Sampdoria
December 4, 2017
Hellas Verona 0 - 1 Genoa
Crotone 0 - 3 Udinese
December 3, 2017
Sampdoria 1 - 2 Lazio
Bologna 1 - 1 Cagliari
Fiorentina 3 - 0 Sassuolo
Inter Milan 5 - 0 Chievo Verona
Benevento 2 - 2 Milan
December 2, 2017
Torino 1 - 1 Atalanta
December 1, 2017
SSC Napoli 0 - 1 Juventus
Roma 3 - 1 SPAL

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