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Serie A – Match-day 5: Cagliari v Empoli

Cagliari vs. Empoli

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Wednesday at Unipol Domus, as Cagliari host Empoli in the Serie A.

It’s a clash of nineteenth vs sixteenth, as Cagliari host Empoli at Unipol Domus.

Cagliari to host Empoli Amid Relegation Battle

Cagliari drew 2-2 when they visited Lazio, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Genoa, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

Cagliari have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With nineteenth, they currently sit two points in the League drawn two matches and lost two fixtures.

Playing at home, Cagliari have drawn one game and lost one game.

A win in this fixture, would take Cagliari’s points from 2 to 5, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Cagliari will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (7). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Joao Pedro (4), Keita Balde (1), and Alessandro Deiola (1). Walter Mazzarri will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 11 goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Cagliari’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Wednesday, due to injury or illness.

Empoli go into this match with three points secured

Whilst Empoli need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for Azzurri after losing against Sampdoria and Venezia would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

With an unfortunate Empoli that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Aurelio Andreazzoli’s men form is worryingly poor. They should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. They currently stand sixteenth in the League, with three points having won one game and lost three games.

Empoli will travel to Cagliari with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory.

Winning this fixture will see Empoli on 6 points.

Empoli are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Aurelio Andreazzoli is concerned that Wednesday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players

Cagliari v Empoli – Head-to-Head.

When these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 18 matches, Empoli have won nine victories and Cagliari six wins. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was January 2019 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw. The likelihood of both sides finding the net again in Unipol Domus is rated at 63.29%.

Cagliari to win – probability is 50.0 percent.

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