Preview: Cagliari vs. Salernitana

Preview: Cagliari vs. Salernitana

The bottom two teams in Serie A will lock horns at Unipol Domus on Friday evening, as 19th-placed Cagliari welcome basement side Salernitana for a key affair.

Cagliari picked up a point in a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo last weekend, while Salernitana suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Sampdoria, which kept them at the bottom of the division.

Cagliari finished 16th in Serie A last season, just four points above the relegation zone, and the early indications in 2021-22 suggest that they will have to battle hard to secure their status at this level for another campaign.

Indeed, a record of one win, four draws and eight defeats from 13 matches has seen the strugglers collect just seven points, which has left them in 19th position in the division.

Gli Isolani have not been victorious in Italy’s top flight since recording a 3-1 win over Sampdoria in the middle of October and lost four straight matches between October 24 and November 6 to drop down the table.

Walter Mazzarri’s side did manage to pick up a point last time out, though, as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Sassuolo, with Keita Balde and Joao Pedro on the scoresheet.

Cagliari will be facing Salernitana for the 28th time in their history on Friday night, and the hosts lead the overall head-to-head record 13 wins to nine, while there have also been five draws.

Salernitana, meanwhile, have won two, drawn one and lost 10 of their 13 league matches this season to collect seven points, and they are bottom of the division with a minus 18 goal difference.

I Granata finished second in Serie B last season behind Empoli to secure a return to the top flight, and it is not too much of a surprise to see them currently struggling at the bottom of the division

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Nov 26, 2021 at 7.45pm UKCagliarivs.Salernitana

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Preview: Cagliari vs. Salernitana – prediction, team news, lineups
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By Matt Law, Football Editor | 1d
The bottom two teams in Serie A will lock horns at Unipol Domus on Friday evening, as 19th-placed Cagliari welcome basement side Salernitana for a key affair.

Cagliari picked up a point in a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo last weekend, while Salernitana suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Sampdoria, which kept them at the bottom of the division.

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Preview: Cagliari vs. Salernitana – prediction, team news, lineups

Cagliari finished 16th in Serie A last season, just four points above the relegation zone, and the early indications in 2021-22 suggest that they will have to battle hard to secure their status at this level for another campaign.

Indeed, a record of one win, four draws and eight defeats from 13 matches has seen the strugglers collect just seven points, which has left them in 19th position in the division.

Gli Isolani have not been victorious in Italy’s top flight since recording a 3-1 win over Sampdoria in the middle of October and lost four straight matches between October 24 and November 6 to drop down the table.

Walter Mazzarri’s side did manage to pick up a point last time out, though, as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Sassuolo, with Keita Balde and Joao Pedro on the scoresheet.

Cagliari will be facing Salernitana for the 28th time in their history on Friday night, and the hosts lead the overall head-to-head record 13 wins to nine, while there have also been five draws.

Preview: Cagliari vs. Salernitana – prediction, team news, lineups

Salernitana, meanwhile, have won two, drawn one and lost 10 of their 13 league matches this season to collect seven points, and they are bottom of the division with a minus 18 goal difference.

I Granata finished second in Serie B last season behind Empoli to secure a return to the top flight, and it is not too much of a surprise to see them currently struggling at the bottom of the division.

Salernitana have shown that they are capable of winning games at this level, overcoming Genoa and Venezia, but a record of 10 losses from 13 matches is worrying at this stage.

Stefano Colantuono’s side were last victorious away at Venezia at the end of October but were unable to build on that result, losing each of their last three to Napoli, Lazio and Sampdoria without scoring.

Salernitana will be facing Cagliari for the first time at this level since May 1999, when they suffered a 3-1 defeat, while I Granata have only won one of the last seven meetings between the two sides.

Cagliari Serie A form:
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Salernitana Serie A form:
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We say: Cagliari 1-1 Salernitana
There is no downplaying the importance of this match, even this early in the season. Both managers will be desperate to avoid defeat, which is likely to create a cagey affair, and we can see the two teams playing out a low-scoring draw on Friday night.

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