Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Bologna play host to Cagliari at their Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on day 3 of the new Serie A campaign. The hosts were on the verge of beating Juventus in Turin at the weekend, but Dusan Vlahovic eventually saved one point for the Bianconeri. Bologna are now eager to taste the favour of victory and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Cagliari. Musa Barrow and Adama Soumaoro should be the only absentees in the home team.
The Sardinians, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to title hopefuls Inter and given Bologna’s fine performance against Juve, home win should be considered. As for the away side, all Gianluca Lapadula, Marco Mancosu, and Marko Rog are out of contention through injuries. You should bear in mind that in their last meeting at the venue Bologna defeated Cagliari 2-1.
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.