Our football match prediction:
Atalanta have been producing splendid showings in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. The Orobici sit in sixth place in the standings ahead of Matchday 23 and they suffered only one loss in previous six league games. Atalanta are eyeing their eighth win at their Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’ Italia and they are definitely capable of beating Cagliari, who struggle on the travels. Cagliari’s away displays leave a lot to be desired and considering that the Rossoblu have recorded no more than one win on the road this term, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match. Andrea Petagna found the net in a 1-1 draw with Torino at the weekend and he will be one of the men to watch in the home team. When the two teams met at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia last term Atalanta recorded a 2-1 win over Cagliari at the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Marco Borriello):
Marco Borriello is a left-footed Italian attacker who was born on 18 June, 1982. Borriello is well known for his powerful shot and he used to play for a number of Serie A teams in the past. The 185-cm-tall striker played for the likes of Treviso, Milan, Genoa, Roma, Carpi and Atalanta in the past and in 2016 he joined Cagliari. It has to be noted that he used to play for Triestina, Empoli, Reggina, Sampdoria, Juventus and West Ham United on loan as well. Marco Borriello won the UEFA Champions League with Milan back in 2007 and he clinched the 2003/2004 Serie A trophy with the Rossoneri. The Italian attacker won Scudetto with Juve as well in the 2011 /2012 season. Speaking of his international career, Borriello made his Italy debut on 6 February, 2008 against Switzerland. He came as a substitute to replace Luca Toni. The Cagliari footballer made Italy Euro 2008 squad, but he did not see any game action at the showpiece tournament.
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.