Our football match prediction:
Cagliari do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of Wednesday’s football game against Benevento. The Rossoblu suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Lazio at Stadio Olimpico, with the team extending their losing run in the national championship to five games. Cagliari have been slipping down the standings week by week, but the game against Benevento could be the turning point for Diego Lopez’s men. The Stregoni, on the other hand, suffered a loss in each of their nine league fixtures and they head into Wednesday’s game against Cagliari following a 3-0 loss to Fiorentina. The newcomers failed to score in seven of their previous eight league matches and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. The Rossoblu are determined to return to winning ways in the Italian top flight and we predict that they are going to beat the Stregoni at their Sardegna Arena.
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 (Benevento):
FC Benevento secured promotion to the Serie A for the first time in their history at the end of the 2016/2017 campaign, but it has to be noted that they finished the regular season in 5th place in the standings. The Stregoni (Witches) did well to beat Perugia and Carpi in the promotion play-offs and, as a result, they are going to taste a top-flight football. Benevento were founded in 1929 as Associazione Calcio Benevento and back then they played their home games at Meomartini, the venue which was built by Ciccio Minocchia. Nowadays, the Stregoni welcome their rivals at Stadio Giro Vigorito and the capacity of the stadium is 12.847. Benevento are well known for their yellow jerseys with red stripes, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. After Napoli, Salernitana and Avellino Benevento become the fourth club from Campania to compete in the Serie A. Matches between the aforementioned teams are well known as Campania derbies.