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Serie A – Inter Milan vs Cagliari: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Cagliari and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Inter Milan look to continue their comeback in the Serie A title race by adding another three points to their haul against Cagliari on Sunday.

Despite a midweek Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, Inter are in excellent form. The reigning champions won’t be short of motivation for this weekend either. Thanks to AC Milan’s 1-1 draw at Udinese, they can move top of the Serie A table by claiming a 12th victory of the season.

Boosting their chances is Cagliari’s recent struggles. The Islanders are on an eight-match winless run, a streak that has included draws in each of their last four games. This form has dropped them down to 18th in the standings, two points adrift of safety.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Inter vs Cagliari in Serie A.

  • Inter has won the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Inter unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
  • Inter has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Inter unbeaten the last 24 matches in a row at home.
  • Cagliari did not win the last 8 matches in a row;
  • Cagliari unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Cagliari did not win the last 8 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Cagliari conceded in the last 16 of 18 matches.

Current form — Inter v. Cagliari

The Nerazzurri seek a quick return to winning ways

Inter keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. Simone Inzaghi’s side are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Spezia by 2-0, before downing Roma by 3-0. The winning streak came to an end against Real Madrid, who ran out 2-0 winners.

Trouble looms for the visitors

Cagliari will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. Having collected 3 points from their previous 3 matches, Walter Mazzarri’s side are on the lookout for a win again. Against Salernitana, they settled for a 1-1 draw, before splitting the points with Verona in a 0-0 draw. In their latest match, they once again had to settle for a single point after drawing 1-1 against Torino.

How do the bookies view it?

The bookies have Inter Milan as overwhelming favorites to win. The best price for a home win lies with Mr. Green at odds of 1.17. A draw pays out at 8.50 with Betfair, which has also priced an away win for Cagliari at 20.00.

Inter v. Cagliari — fixture history

The latest match between these teams was a tight encounter that saw Inter running away with a small 1-0 victory.

The Nerazzurri head into their upcoming match against Cagliari with a 70% winning record in recent Serie A meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 7-1-2 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 20%. Your betting strategy should take this h2h statistic into consideration, before adding a result to a possible accumulator.

Current table in the Serie A

As the current Serie A standings show us, the difference between the two teams is 27 points. Even though Cagliari cannot overtake Inter in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Inter, who are in 2nd with 37 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Sunday.

Man of the Moment

Lautaro Martinez and Hakan Calhanoglu are enjoying a great goal-per-game ratio, as they have been Inter’s most consistent goalscorers in recent outings.

Cagliari, meanwhile, are hoping Joao Pedro adds another goal to his current tally.