Our football match prediction:
Milan kicked off the new Serie A campaign with a 3-0 win over ten-man Crotone, with the likes of Kessie, Suso and Cutrone scoring for the Rossoneri. Vincenzo Montella’s troops have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 Serie A campaign and they are desperate to put an end to Juventus’ dominance in the Italian top flight. Milan are regarded as hot favourites to win Sunday’s football match against Cagliari and we predict that the hosts are going to prove their worth on the field. The Rossoblu are not considered good travelers and seeing that they suffered a 3-0 loss to Juventus in Turin in their opener, the visitors are unlikely to spoil Milan’s party at Stadio San Siro. In their last meeting in Milano the Bianconeri emerged triumphant, with Carlos Bacca scoring a late winner for the hosts, and there is every chance the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Hakan Calhanoglu):
Hakan Calhanoglu is another one in the long line of Turkish footballers who were born in Germany, so it is hardly surprising he came to prominence thanks to his performances in Bundesliga. The attacking midfielder with great vision and very good goalscoring record started his professional career at Karlsruher, scoring impressive 17 goals in 50 league outings to earn a move to Bundesliga side Hamburg. The spell at Imtech Arena was merely a stepping stone for bigger things as 11 goals in his debut top flight campaign persuaded Bayer Leverkusen to splash nearly €15 million on his services. That proved a very good investment as Calhanoglu continued the rich vein of form, and it is now a matter of time before he joins one of European powerhouses. The midfield maestro had a bright start to his career in the Turkey national team, scoring 5 goals in first 16 caps, and chances are he will become a leader for Milli Takim in the foreseeable future.
Highlighted Team (Cagliari):
Cagliari are a professional football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia. I Rossoblu (The Red and Blues) compete in Italian Serie A and the club’s biggest success came in 1970, when they won the national championship. Cagliari finished the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of Juventus and it has to be noted that Luigi Riva led Cagliari to their first Serie A trophy. I Rossoblu welcome their rivals at Stadio Sant’Elia and the capacity of the stadium is 16,000. In the 1993/1994 season Cagliari made it to the UEFA Cup semis, with the team suffering a loss to fellow Italian club Inter in the two-legged tie. Giuseppe Pancaro helped Cagliari record a 3-2 win over Inter in the first leg, but I Rossoblu were hammered by the Nerazzurri in the second leg (3-0). Palermo are regarded as Cagliari’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the Derby delle Isole.