Preview: Cagliari vs. Torino

Preview: Cagliari vs. Torino

Cagliari will be bidding to move out of the relegation zone in Serie A when they welcome Torino to Unipol Domus on Monday night.

The home side are currently 19th in the table, having picked up just nine points from their opening 15 matches of the season, while Torino sit 13th with 18 points to show from their first 15 games.

Cagliari have struggled to get going in Italy’s top flight this season, picking up just one win from their 15 matches, and a total of nine points from 15 matches has left them in 19th position in the table.

Walter Mazzarri’s side are on a three-game unbeaten run in the league, though, sharing the points with Sassuolo, Salernitana and Hellas Verona in their last three fixtures at this level.

There is still plenty of football left to be played this season, and the strugglers are only two points behind 17th-placed Spezia, although the picture could have changed by the time that this fixture kicks off.

Cagliari finished 16th in Serie A last season, just four points above the relegation zone, and it would not be a surprise to see them in and around the bottom three for much of the campaign.

Gli Isolani have won two of their last three league meetings with Torino, though, while they have only lost one of their last six Serie A fixtures with their opponents in this contest.

Torino, meanwhile, will enter Monday’s contest off the back of a 2-2 draw with Empoli on Thursday night; Ivan Juric’s side actually took a two-goal lead inside the opening 15 minutes of the contest but were forced to settle for a share of the spoils, with Empoli fighting back to claim a point.

A record of five wins, three draws and seven defeats from 15 matches has seen the Turin outfit collect 18 points, which has left them in 13th position in the table.

Torino have won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five in Serie A, but they have lost each of their last four on their travels, which is slightly concerning at this stage of the campaign.

Like Cagliari, the Bull only just survived in Serie A last term, ending the campaign four points above the relegation zone, so the team can be pleased with their points tally thus far, with eight points currently separating them from the bottom three.

Cagliari Serie A form:
Torino Serie A form:

We say: Cagliari 2-2 Torino
Cagliari’s position in the table is slightly surprisingly considering that they have two forwards with 11 league goals between them this season. We are expecting the hosts to net a couple more on Monday, but they have conceded too many goals this term, and Torino could net two of their own in an entertaining draw.

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