Sunday, March 30, 2014

Serie A betting preview :Torino - Cagliari

Serie A :Torino - Cagliari

We sided with Cagliari in midweek, when they edged past Verona 1-0 ...

The Sardinians do have a five point buffer over the drop zone, but with 3 of their next 4 starts coming on the road and their home game in that sequence against Roma, they will surely be eyeing up the win today, in what clearly appears the "easiest" points on offer over the next month. They will be without Daniele Dessena (26-0-0) and veteran captain Daniele Conti (24-4-2) in midfield, which is not ideal, but they have options and no real other issues, they look to be "going for this" with a very offensive looking line up and I take them to get those desperately needed three points.

That win has given them an eight point advantage over the bottom three and they will not need too much more to secure safety for another year, but they will want to get that done and dusted asap and their schedule is quite tough over the next month. A trip to Torino, doesn't look the trial it was earlier in the campaign, the hosts lost just one of their first eleven starts at the
Stadio Olimpico, but have tasted defeat in 3 of their last 4. Today they also have to do without suspended top scorer Ciro Immobile (27-17-2), they are without a win in seven when he plays 45 minutes or less and they have lost the last four matches in which he has not scored.

Cagliari are also without a suspended striker in Mauricio Pinilla (23-5-3), but he is very much an impact player from the bench and whilst a very useful one, we are not really talking like for like. He did not feature in Cagliari's 2-1 win in the reverse fixture, where Immobile scored, the visitors did the double over Torino last season, winning 1-0 here and I favour a repeat and another low scoring victory, with the draw also on our side, I have to take 1.5 units Cagliari +0.25 ball 2.38 asian line/Ibramarket.

Torino : Tommaso Berni, Lys Gomis, Daniele Padelli,Cesare Bovo, Matteo Darmian, Kamil Glik, Nikola Maksimovic, Guillermo Rodriguez, Marko Vesovic,Migjen Basha, Omar El Kaddouri, Alexander Farnerud, Alessandro Gazzi, Jasmin Kurtic, Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Giuseppe Vives, Mattia Aramu (maglia numero 49), Alessio Cerci, Emmanuel Gyasi (maglia numero 31), Riccardo Meggiorini.

Cagliari: Avramov , Silvestri,Astori, Avelar, Bastrini, Del Fabro, Murru, Oikonomou, Perico, Pisano, Rossettini,Cabrera, Conti, Cossu, Dessena, Ekdal, Eriksson, Tabanelli, Vecino, Ibarbo, Ibraimi, Nenè, Sau.

Good Luck.

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