Serie A – Cagliari at home to Venezia

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Serie A action on Friday as Cagliari and Venezia meet at Unipol Domus – 8:45pm GMT.

When Venezia visit Unipol Domus they will be sat in eighteenth place in the League. Cagliari, currently 19 will face an up-hill battle to handle the visitors.

Cagliari require a positive result, as Venezia go to Unipol Domus

Walter Mazzarri will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Empoli and then Napoli, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Getting out of a relegation battle requires a string of positive results, but Walter Mazzarri’s men know that four losses in five meetings is a run of form that will be hard to turn around. With nineteenth, they currently sit two points in the League drawn two fixtures and lost four matches.

Cagliari have drawn one game and lost two games of their three League matches at home this season.

A victory for Cagliari would put them on 5 points.

Cagliari’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Walter Mazzarri, ahead of this Friday’s fixture against their opponents.

Struggling Venezia go to Unipol Domus on Friday and hope for a positive result

Venezia’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Paolo Zanetti, with a 1-1 draw to Torino in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to AC Milan. Arancioneroverdi will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.

Venezia may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. Arancioneroverdi have lost four of six fixtures. They currently stand eighteenth in the League, with four points having won one game, drawn one game, and lost four matches.

Venezia have won one game and lost three matches of their four League matches playing away this season.

Venezia will have 7 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Injury and illness have depleted Paolo Zanetti’s Venezia and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Friday’s match.

Cagliari v Venezia – Head-to-Heads.

The teams have previously faced each other 12 times with the tally being four wins and five draws for Cagliari. Further, in all seven games, the local team has been unable to get a win.

Cagliari to win – probability = 58.14 percent.