New away match for Cagliari, which will play Napoli in the stadium named after Diego Maradona. Among the five remaining “finals” that the rossoblù will play until the end of the season to stay in Serie A, it is probably the most difficult. Cagliari will face one of the strongest teams of Serie A, but the Rossoblù need points for saving their lives. A hard battle on the pitch but also an exciting show for all the fans.
Cagliari won the last 3 games and with these 9 points reached Benevento and Torino at 31 points in the table. Cragno is back in the team after Covid 19. Out Marin, suspended for on game, while Radja Nainggolan is also available after one game of suspension.
Napoli made 7 points in the last 3 games, scoring 8 goals and conceding 3.
Ospina and Lobotka will probably be out for injures. Fabiàn Ruiz instead will be part of the team.
Napoli is in great shape: the last matches have highlighted the health of a team that sees qualification for the next Champions League close at hand. In the last game in Turin, all the aces were stunning, from Osimhen to Mertens, from Insigne to Politano. Not to mention Zielinski, already decisive in the match at the Sardegna Arena. A solid and confident bunch, seemingly without any weaknesses.
Cagliari takes the field aware of the technical gap but determined to play his cards.
The Rossoblù will have to play with the anger put on the pitch in the last matches, relying on the only weapons to disposition in this moment: desire to win, determination, unity of the group. And also the technical qualities, obscured by the poor results, but which remain of an excellent level:
The game will be refereed by Michael Fabbri from Ravenna. Linesmen will be Filippo Valeriani from Ravenna e Mauro Vivenzi from Brescia. Fourth official: Antonio Di Martino from Teramo. VAR: Paolo Mazzoleni from Bergamo e Alessandro Giallatini from Roma2.
Cagliari’s win (0-1) in September 2019 (in the last match against the Azzurri in Naples), courtesy of a Lucas Castro’s goal, is the only Rossoblù win in the last ten Serie A matches between Napoli and Cagliari.
Napoli have won all the last 9 games against Cagliari scheduled in the second half of the season. There are 69 Serie A matches in total between these two teams: 31 wins for Napoli, 14 for the Sardinians, with 24 draws to complete the balance sheet.
Cagliari come from three consecutive wins (as many victories as in the previous 25). The last time they achieved more consecutive Serie A wins was in October 2012 (4 in a row). Cagliari has not reached two away wins in a row since September 2019, when the second was against Napoli.