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Spezia vs Cagliari – Betting Tips & Predictions
Just 1pt and one place separates Spezia and Cagliari in the Serie A and defeat for either team this weekend could prove disastrous to their bids to remain in Italy's top flight. Spezia have the home advantage on Saturday but Cagliari head into the game as the form favourites and we are expecting a close and competitive 90-minutes between the two clubs.
Cagliari Double Chance
Cagliari have picked up two wins and two draws from their last six games against Spezia and we're backing the visitors to avoid defeat on Saturday. Spezia have lost four and drawn one of their last five league games while Cagliari have won two, drawn three and only lost one of their last six outings, picking up 7pts from their last three away games.
Five of the last six head-to-heads between Spezia and Cagliari have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard, and we're predicting more of the same this weekend. Both teams have also scored in three of Spezia's last five matches as well as in five of Cagliari's last six fixtures, adding even more weight to our prediction for no clean sheets on Saturday.
Everything you need to know about Spezia vs Cagliari
Cagliari will leapfrog Spezia with a win
Spezia gave a good account of themselves away at Juventus last time out but it wasn't enough to avoid defeat at the end of the day. Morata scored the game's only goal in the 21st-minute after good work from Locatelli who claimed the assist. Spezia now sit just 4pts above the relegation zone and remain in real danger of going back down to Serie B this season.
Spezia Predicted Lineup – Provedel, Nikolaou, Bastoni, Erlić, Ferrer, Reca, Maggiore, Agudelo, Gyasi, Manaj & Verde
Cagliari had the home advantage at home to Lazio last weekend, not that it made any difference though. Immobile converted a spot-kick in the 19th-minute and Alberto made it 2-0 just before the break. With 62-minutes on the clock, Anderson ended any hopes of a Cagliari comeback with Lazio's third and final goal of the game and the scoreline ended 3-0. Cagliari have looked good on their travels of late and they will be hoping to move up a few places this weekend with a win at Spezia.
Cagliari Predicted Lineup – Cragno, Goldaniga, Henrique, Bellanova, Altare, Lovato, Grassi, Marin, Pereiro, Deiola & Pedro
Spezia: Adou and Kiwior will both miss the game through suspensions, while Sala, Colley and Sena are injury concerns.
Cagliari: Ceter, Strootman, Walukiewicz and Rog could miss out this weekend through injury.
Spezia vs Cagliari: Your Questions
- Who are the favourites to win? – Spezia are the slight favourites to win this game.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Cagliari 2-2 Spezia, 23/08/21.
- What time is kick-off? – 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET.