Cagliari are set to face Inter Milan at Unipol Domus on Sunday for their next Serie A game.
Cagliari come into this game after a ten-man draw against Salernitana in the league. A goal from Italy international Simone Verdi for Salernitana was canceled out by a goal from centre-back Giorgio Altare for Cagliari. Salernitana had veteran French winger Franck Ribery sent off, while Cagliari had Serbian goalkeeper Boris Radunovic sent off.
Inter Milan, on the other hand, beat Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus 4-2 in the Coppa Italia final. Goals from midfielder Nicolo Barella, Turkey international Hakan Calhanoglu and a brace from Croatian winger Ivan Perisic secured victory for Simone Inzaghi’s Inter Milan. Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro and Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic scored the goals for Juventus.
Cagliari vs Inter Milan head to head
In 28 direct confrontations between the two teams, Inter Milan have the clear advantage. They have won 17 games, lost five and drawn six.
The two clubs last met last year in Serie A, with Inter Milan beating Cagliari 4-0. A brace from Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez and goals from Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu sealed the deal for Inter Milan.
Cagliari form guide in Serie A: DLLWL
Inter Milan form guide in Serie A: WWWW
Cagliari vs Inter Milan Team News
Cagliari will be without Uruguayan midfielder Nahitan Nandez, while Serbian goalkeeper Boris Radunovic is suspended. Other than that, there are no known issues and caretaker manager Alessandro Agostini should have a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Injured: Nahitan Nandez
Suspended: Boris Radunovic
Meanwhile, Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi could be without Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino.
Doubtful: Matias Vecino
Cagliari vs Inter Milan Predicted XI
Cagliari Predicted XI (3-5-2): Alessio Cragno, Luca Ceppitelli, Matteo Lovato, Giorgio Altare, Raoul Bellanova, Kevin Strootman, Alberto Grassi, Razvan Marin, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Leonardo Pavoletti, Gaston Pereiro
Inter Milan Predicted XI (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic, Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko
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Cagliari vs Inter Milan Prediction
Cagliari are 18th in the league and have won one of their last five league games. They are a point behind Salernitana, 17th, and their current form does not bode well.
Inter Milan, on the other hand, are 2nd in the league, two points behind league leaders AC Milan, with two games to play. An exciting title race in Italy ends in the stands.
Victory for Inter Milan.
Prediction: Cagliari 1-2 Inter Milano