AS Roma – Cagliari Prediction Prediction and Tips for today
Best soccer tips for today SERIE A: AS Roma – Cagliari Prediction Prediction and Tips for today, February 5, 2024.
Football: ITALY: SERIE A – ROUND 23
Kick-off: 20:45 AS Roma – Cagliari
Tip: Home Win
Match Result: 4:0 WON!!!
AS Roma – Cagliari Prediction and Preview
- Roma defeated Salernitana 2-1 to make Daniele De Rossi the club’s first manager since Rudi Garcia September 2013 to win his first two Serie A games in charge and the ‘new manager bounce’ saw the Giallorossi move within a point of the top four at the start of the round. And another victory over Cagliari will create some additional history, as it would mark their fourth consecutive top-flight H2H win for the first time since January 1983.
- Things could work their way if Roma continue their impressive home stretch, having gone unbeaten across 13 competitive matches (W11, D2) at the Stadio Olimpico. Their immediate focus could shift towards improving their defensive performances as they failed to keep a clean sheet in five of their last six home league games, although they did end up with one in six of their last eight top flight home games against their upcoming opponents.
- Cagliari’s return to Serie A hasn’t quite lived up to expectations as they head into the weekend inside the bottom three, yet with only two points separating the five teams from 15th to 19th ahead of the round, there’s still so much to gain with even a draw from this fixture. They have at least shown shoots of recovery of late, with more than a quarter of their seasonal points coming from their last five league games (W1, D2, L2).
- Even so, the Sardinians are showing early signs that their resurgence is starting to slow, having lost their last two games ahead of this trip. Sources of confidence are few and far between for the strugglers, and they certainly won’t take any from their recent away form, which has seen them lose eight of their last ten league road trips (D2), raising further doubts over Cagliari’s ability to ruin Roma’s party.
- Players to watch: Paulo Dybala scored Roma’s opener in their last game, marking his seventh win across his last eight (D1) scoring matches in the top-flight. At the other end of the spectrum is Cagliari’s Leonardo Pavoletti, who has lost eight of his nine personal H2Hs (W1), but watch for him striking late here with three of his four goals this term coming in second-half stoppage-time.
- Hot stat: Roma have scored a third of their 36 league goals in this campaign beyond the 80th minute.