SPAL vs Cagliari predictions ahead of this Serie A game on Saturday. Read on for our free betting tips and full match preview.
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Two sides who really need a win meet in the middle of Serie A’s Saturday action. SPAL are in awful form and dropping down the table, and they find themselves in 15th after 11 games. They’re sat right beside Cagliari in the standings, and the pair meet this weekend, with both searching for a victory. Can the hosts bounce back here, or will encouraging signs in defeat for the Sardinians encourage them to go for a win in this trip?
SPAL were among the top four early on in the season, with great form making them the surprise package. They built on a strong finish to the previous campaign, but it seems like their success was based on momentum. Their late surge pushed them towards safety after early struggles, and this term they kicked off where they left off. However, a downturn in form has pushed them into the lower reaches of the table, raising the prospect of relegation once again.
Cagliari have been a side who have remained solid for the most part in Serie A over the last few seasons. They’ve stuck close to the middle of the pack since moving back into the top flight, and they’ve managed to stay clear of danger for most of their time back at this level. They have shown some promising form of late, but could that guide them to a victory at SPAL this week?
The visitors were beaten 3-1 at Juventus last weekend, but that Max Allegri criticised his side after the game shows progress for the Sardinians. They had been three games unbeaten before that trip to the champions, so we think that Cagliari have a chance of result in this clash. They’ve claimed wins over Bologna and Chievo, while they claimed a point against Fiorentina on the road. The Artemio Franchi is one of the toughest trips in Italy, so that was an impressive result.
Meanwhile, SPAL have been in terrible form in recent weeks, and their awful form should see them struggle in their clash with Cagliari. They’ve lost six of their last seven matches in Serie A, and with Cagliari impressing in recent weeks, they should take this opportunity. SPAL have lost their last three at home, so we’re backing Cagliari on the Draw No Bet market.
Cagliari won their two Serie A fixtures against SPAL last season with the same 2-0 scoreline.
Everton Luiz is banned for the hosts, while former Arsenal man Johan Djourou is ruled out.
The visitors have to deal without Ragnar Klavan, Charalampos Lykogiannis and Diego Farias once again, and they won’t make this trip.