Defending Serie A champions Inter travel to Sardinia for a clash against relegation-bound Cagliari in a must-win game for both sides. Simone Inzaghi’s men will have momentum on their side after beating Juventus 4-2 in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday, but the hosts will be looking to take full advantage of the fatigue in the Nerazzurri camp.
Where and when: Sardegna Arena – 15 May, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Cagliari vs. Inter: BT Sport, Bet365 Live streaming
Last time: Inter trashed Cagliari by 4-0 at San Siro in the last meeting between those teams back in December, with Lautaro Martinez (x2), Alexis Sanchez and Hakan Calhanoglu finding the back of the net.
Cagliari v Inter Predictions and Preview
Inter won their second trophy of the season on Wednesday, when the Nerazzurri earned a memorable 4-2 victory against arch-rivals Juventus in the Coppa Italia final. Lifting the cup will definitely serve as a huge confidence-boaster for the remaining two games in the Serie A title race, but playing 120 minutes also means that Inzaghi will be forced to shuffle his cards for the crucial trip to Sardinia.
La Beneamata are two points behind neighbors AC Milan with just two rounds to go in what appears to be the most intriguing battle for the Scudetto in recent years. The Rossoneri have two tough games remaining, which means that every point will count, so the enthusiasm from the Coppa Italia triumph and the opportunity to earn a domestic treble should give Inter the needed boast to get three points this weekend.
On the other hand, Cagliari’s last minute equalizer against Salernitana kept the hope of survival alive and the hosts will be extremely motivated against the Nerazzurri. The 1-1 draw against the Granata was not the ideal result, but considering how the game developed and that this was the debut game of the newly appointed coach Alessandro Agostini, I Rossoblu can also take some positives of the result. However, the draw means that Cagliari are still in the relegation zone, trailing by one point behind Salernitana, so the Sardinians must win at least one of their last two remaining games.
Cagliari vs. Inter full time result odds
Influential midfielder Nahitan Nandez remains the only notable absentee for the hosts, who are 36/5 to get the three points on Sunday.
On the other hand, Alessandro Bastoni recovered from his calf-injury and came off the bench against Juventus, which means that Matias Vecino is the only injury concern for Simone Inzaghi. Fatigue might be an issue, but considering what the stakes are, it’s really hard to look beyond a victory for the defending champions this Sunday, available at 2/5 in these Cagliari vs Inter preview.
Cagliari vs. Inter over/under odds
Six of the last seven games between those teams saw under 2.5 goals, while the same applies for five of Inter’s last seven games on the road. Both sides don’t like to take risks at the back, which could lead to a cagey affair, so our suggestion is to go with under 2.5 goals available at 7/10 in these Udinese vs Inter tips.
Cagliari vs. Inter correct score odds
Two of Inter’s last five away games against Cagliari ended in 2-1 wins for the Nerazzurri, while the Beneamata also beat Udinese with the same scoreline in their last Serie A clash on the road. At the same time, Cagliari’s last home defeat was a 2-1 loss to Bologna two weeks ago, so our suggestion for this weekend is to go with a 2-1 win for the visitors, available at 8/1 in these Cagliari vs Inter tips.
Cagliari vs. Inter first goalscorer odds
Lautaro Martinez failed to find the back of the net against Juventus in the Coppa Italia final, but the Argentinian has been extremely prolific for the Nerazzurri this term, netting 19 times in Serie A. Lautaro is 7/2 to break the deadlock this weekend, while the odds raise to 39/1 if he does so and the the visitors end up winning 2-1.