It will be a battle between two Italian sides at contrasting ends of the Serie A table on Sunday, as league-leaders Napoli host second-from-bottom Cagliari at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
Serie A Preview
The early leaders in Serie A this season are Napoli, and they have continued their strong start to the campaign this past week. They made it five wins from five with an emphatic win over Sampdoria, which ensures that they still have a two point advantage over Inter Milan. Their 4-0 success also means that they have still only conceded twice this term, and are the second-highest scorers in Serie A, having found the net on 14 occasions. Victor Osimhen continued his excellent start to the campaign with two goals in the victory on Thursday, which takes his tally for the season up to five in five games in all competitions. Fabian Ruiz and Piotr Zielinski also found the back of the net on a very comfortable events for the team from Naples.
Cagliari are yet to find the same form as Napoli this season, as the early weeks of the campaign have been a real struggle. They are one of two sides in the Italian top-flight that are yet to win a game in 2021-22, as they have been beaten on four occasions. They have conceded the second-highest number of goals already this term, having conceded 13. Cagliari were beaten for a third time in Serie A in the week, as they lost 2-0 at home against Empoli. It was another very disappointing performance, as they struggled to create anything in the final third of the pitch. It will be testing to see them get anything from this game against Napoli.
Napoli vs Cagliari Head to Head
The most recent match between the sides took place in May, as the points were shared in Naples following a 1-1 draw. That result ended a two-match winning run for Napoli against Cagliari. The visitors last win in this fixture came back in September 2019, but that remains the only victory that they have achieved in the last ten years against Napoli.
Napoli vs Cagliari Prediction
This should be one of the most straightforward games in Europe this weekend, as Napoli’s strong start to the Italian season shows no sign of stopping. It should be a comfortable win for the hosts this weekend, and they could claim a 3-0 or 4-0 success in front of their home support.
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