Juventus might officially be out of the title race after losing against Inter last week, but Max Allegri’s men still need to secure fourth place. The Bianconeri travel to Sardinia on Saturday when they’ll face a struggling Cagliari side, who are only three points above the danger zone, so everything points out for a fiery clash.
Where and when: Sardegna Arena – 9 April, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Cagliari vs. Juventus: BT Sport, Bet365 live streaming
Last time: Moise Kean and Federico Bernardeschi scored the goals, as Juventus beat Cagliari 2-0 at Allianz Stadium in the last meeting between those teams back in December.
Cagliari v Juventus Predictions and Preview
Juventus were extremely unlucky last week, when Max Allegri’s men were beaten 1-0 in Turin by arch rivals Inter in one of the most controversial games this term. The Bianconeri dominated from the start, but Hakan Calhanoglu’s second attempt from the spot made the difference, after the Turkish midfielder missed his first attempt, but referee Massimiliano Irrati awarded the penalty to be retaken.
Lautaro Martinez could’ve been sent off at least twice in the first half, while Juventus had to be awarded a penalty for a foul on Denis Zakaria, but bizarrely VAR didn’t spot that the contact was inside the Nerazzurri’s area. However, putting the result aside, this was a very positive performance by Max Allegri’s men, who are still in fourth place and hold a five-points lead over Roma.
Cagliari, meanwhile, took the lead away to Udinese thanks to Joao Pedro’s strike, but like it happened so many times this term, the Sardinians just switched off in the middle of the game and were eventually trashed 5-1 by the hosts. This was Rossoblu’s fourth consecutive defeat and with just seven rounds to go, Cagliari need to step up if they want to avoid relegation.
Walter Mazzarri’s men sit in 17th place, three points above Venezia, who are in the danger zone, but Paolo Zanetti’s side also has a game in hand. Mazzarri is a great motivator, so expect Cagliari to put a fight against Juve, but the Sardinians lost nine of their last 10 games against the Bianconeri, so an upset seems unlikely.
Cagliari vs. Juventus full time result odds
The hosts will have to do without the injured Nahitan Nandez, while Leonardo Pavoletti tested positive for coronavirus and Walter Mazzari will hope that the talismanic forward will be the only one diagnosied with Covid prior to this weekend’s game.
Juventus, meanwhile, still have to do without the injured Weston McKennie, Federico Chiesa, Kajo Jorge, Marley Ake and Manuel Locatelli, who was subbed off against Inter. Alvaro Morata is suspended after picking up a yellow card against the Nerazzurri, which means that one of Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean should replace the Spaniard in Alegri’s starting XI.
Cagliari vs. Juventus win to nil odds
Juventus won four of their last six meetings against Cagliari to nil, while the visitors were beaten without scoring a goal in three of their last four Serie A games. The Bianconeri have the third-best defence in the league with only 27 conceded goals, so placing a bet for Max Allegri’s side to win to nil this weekend at 17/10 seems like a decent choice.
Cagliari vs. Juventus correct score odds
Three of the last six meetings between those teams, including the last one ended in 2-0 victories for Juventus. The Bianconeri also beat Salernitana with the same score right before the international break, so our pick for Saturday is a 2-0 win for the visitors at 36/5 in this Cagliari vs Juventus preview.
Cagliari vs. Juventus first goalscorer odds
Dusan Vlahovic disappointed against Inter last week, but the Serbian superstar is the joint-topscorer in Serie A alongside Ciro Immobile with 21 strikes. The 21-year-old will be eager to get back on track with his impressive record against Cagliari, so watch out for him to break the deadlock in a 2-0 win for the visitors at 36/1 in these Cagliari vs Juventus tips.