Hosts are given themselves a good chance of survival, with a strong sequence of results, losing just once in nine starts, that came narrowly at high flying Fiorentina and they are very confident after a nice 2-0 win at Atalanta last week. A win would take them out of the bottom three and with a very tough sequence of fixtures ahead, they meet Lazio and Juve away and Milan at home, in their next four starts, a win today is seen by the club as essential.
Cagliari have had a great season, far beyond the expectation of even their greatest supporter and lie in a dizzy 7th spot in Serie A. However, they are pretty much in no man's land, too far adrift of too many clubs chasing what appears to be a sole remaining Champions League spot and 15 points clear of relegation. It might be hard for them to get motivated for certain games and after two games without scoring, they created little in the home draw with Torino last sunday, the conclusion that form has dipped is an obvious one.
7 points Chievo -1/4 ball 2.01 asian line.