Sassuolo vs Cagliari Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 19/01/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Sassuolo vs Cagliari – Today's Free Betting Tips

Sassuolo and Cagliari love a draw but something has to separate them in this Coppa Italia tie and Sassuolo will be hoping to make the most of their home advantage. Cagliari are struggling in Serie A this season and will no doubt be hoping that a good run in the Coppa Italia will improve their form in the league.

BTTS

We're expecting goals in this game at both ends of the pitch as that has been the case for each of the last five meetings between Sassuolo and Cagliari. Five of Sassuolo's last six matches have also witnessed goals going in at both ends of the pitch, while both teams have scored in three of Cagliari's last six fixtures.

Berardi to Score

Berardi top scores for Sassuolo in Serie A this season with 10-goals and we're backing the Italian international to find the back of the net in the cup against Cagliari. Berardi, 27, has scored 5-goals in his last nine league games for Sassuolo and will be looking to score for the third successive match on Wednesday.

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Goals expected in this Coppa Italia tie

Last time out Sassuolo played host to Verona but failed to get anything out of the game. The home side found themselves 2-0 down at the break and although Scamacca and Defrel both scored in the second half, Verona also scored twice to wrap up a 4-2 victory. That result leaves Sassuolo sitting 12th in the Serie A table in what has been a frustrating campaign for their fans. However, a good run in the cup can change a team's fortunes and that is what the home side will be hoping for.

Sassuolo Predicted Lineup: Consigli, Chiricheș, Toljan, Ferrari, Kiriakopoulos, Rogério, Müldür, Lopez, Frattesi, Scamacca & Raspadori

Cagliari made the trip to the capital to face Roma in their last game. A solitary first-half penalty from Oliveira proved enough to win the game for the home side and left Cagliari sitting in the relegation zone. Cagliari sit 2pts behind Venezia but have played a game more so will have to put a decent run together if they want to escape the drop zone anytime soon. The cup can either prove a welcome distraction or just an extra fixture that a team doesn't need when in the midst of a relegation battle and it will be interesting to see how Wednesday's guests treat it.

Cagliari Predicted Lineup: Cragno, Goldaniga, Lykogiannis, Altare, Zappa, Carboni, Marin, Pereiro, Deiola, Pavoletti & Pedro

Team News

Sassuolo: Henrique, Magnanelli, Peluso, Traorè, Djuricic, Obiang and Romagna all look set to miss this cup tie.

Cagliari: Grassi, Lovato, Oliva, Aresti, Bellanova, Ceter, Baldé, Strootman, Walukiewicz and Rog are all injury concerns for the visitors.

Sassuolo vs Cagliari – Your Questions

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Sassuolo are the clear favourites to win.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Sassuolo 2-2 Cagliari, 21/11/21.
  • What time is kick-off? – 16:30 GMT, 17:30 CET.

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things