Serie A action returns this weekend with Milan travelling to Milan in one of the games of the weekend on Sunday evening. The visitors, who have three points from two games, are slight favourites in a notoriously difficult fixture for them.
Where and when: Sardegna Arena, Cagliari – 16 September, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Cagliari vs. Milan: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: Franck Kessie’s double ensured Milan came from a goal behind to win this fixture in January but the Rossoneri had not won in their two previous trips to Sardinia.
|Both teams to score in first half||15/4||Offer|
|Cagliari ‘double chance’||1||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||4/5||Offer|
Cagliari vs. Milan Predictions and Preview
Italian top flight football returns this weekend after the international break with Cagliari – who have four points from their opening three games – taking on Milan.
Gennaro Gattuso’s side have faced a tough start, blowing a two-goal lead at Napoli to lose before earning a last-minute 2-1 win at home to Roma.
Cagliari have had a mixed bag of results, losing 2-0 at newly promoted on the opening day before drawing with Sassuolo and then bagging an impressive 1-0 victory at Atalanta.
The away side are favourites to win this encounter at odds of 3/4, with Cagliari priced at 21/5 and the draw available at 13/5.
This is likely to be a cagey affair with the past four meetings producing a total of just 10 goals – so under 2.5 goals here appears to offer value at 4/5 with under 1.5 goals at 5/2.
However, if you think this game is likely to be open with the hosts looking to infiltrate Milan’s defence, over 2.5 goals is priced at 1.
A ‘double chance’ on Cagliari to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 1 while a Milan win/draw outcome is at 2/11.
A repeat of two of the last three clashes between the two in Cagliari would see both teams score in the first half at 15/4.
If you fancy the visiting side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 17/10.
One to watch for Cagliari: Former Genoa striker Leandro Pavoletti netted twice in the recent fixture with Sassuolo and is looking to better his 11 league strikes from last season.
One to watch for Milan: Gonzalo Higuain has scored 111 Serie A goals since joining Napoli in 2013 but has yet to find the mark for Milan, which he will be looking to change here.
Long shot: Cagliari have three clean sheets in their last five league games, dating back to last season, and will look to frustrate Milan here. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 25/2.