Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football match at Stadio Olimpico pits together Roma and Cagliari. The Giallorossi are eager to win Scudetto and seeing that they are only one point behind title holders Juventus, a win over Cagliari could see them regain top position in the Serie A standings. The Romans recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Udinese in their last league match, with Radja Nainggolan scoring the winner for the capital club. Bosnian attacker missed a chance to double Roma’s lead from the penalty spot, but the former Manchester City man is likely to lead the attack for the hosts against Cagliari. Luciano Spalletti is doing a great job with Roma and we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Sunday’s clash against Cagliari. The Rossoblu are tough to beat at home, but they are not regarded as good travelers and the visitors are unlikely to spoil Roma’s party at Stadio Olimpico.
Highlighted Player (Juan Iturbe):
Juan Iturbe is one of the rising stars of Paraguay football and is often dubbed the “new Lionel Messi”. The 22-year-old versatile professional plays as a winger as well as a forward. He currently plays for English club Bournemouth on loan from Italian club AS Roma. From a young age, Iturbe was earmarked for greater things and made his senior debut at the age of 16. In 2011 he joined Porto after signing his first professional contract but couldn’t settle in the first-team squad. Iturbe joined River Plate on a six-month loan and then made his move to Italy with Verona. Within weeks after joining Verona, Roma announced the signing of Iturbe. He continued to impress and showed flashes of brilliance but lacked consistency. Iturbe had a chance to represent Argentina and Paraguay and fluctuated his decision before finally deciding to stick with Paraguay. He made his debut with the Paraguayan national team in March 2016.
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.