Napoli will be looking to overturn a poor run of form in this fixture against Cagliari, as they look to close the gap on the teams at the top of Serie A.
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It has been an indifferent start to the season for Napoli, as they have won eight of their 13 games. However, they have also been beaten on five occasions already this term. They have also had a points deduction, which means that they are currently one point outside of the top four. Gennaro Gattuso would be appeased with his side’s start to the season, but he will be aware that they will need to improve in the second half of the campaign. Finishing in a Champions League place this season would have been their main aim, and they look to be primed to challenge for that position in the New Year. However, they will need to make themselves more difficult to beat. Napoli are yet to draw a game this season, and have lost half of their previous six games. They have also lost both of their last two games in Serie A, with the most recent of these being against Lazio.
This could be the perfect fixture for Napoli to find their best form again, as they will be coming up against Cagliari side that have only won three games all season. Their recent form has also been extremely disappointing, as they have lost two of their previous six. Unlike Napoli, they have been more difficult to beat over recent weeks though, as they have picked up draws in their last two league games. Cagliari may still have an eye on the relegation battle, but there is currently a seven-point difference between themselves and the drop zone.
Cagliari vs Napoli Head To Head
The travelling side in this fixture have an excellent record. Napoli have won eight of the previous nine games against Cagliari. Cagliari’s only win against Napoli came in September last year in Naples. Napoli gained revenge in the return game, as they won 1-0 away from home.
Cagliari vs Napoli Prediction
Both of these sides have been hard to predict all season, with Napoli being particularly inconsistent. However, it is hard to look past the travelling side claiming the victory as they look to build on their league position in 2021.
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