Our football match prediction:
Cagliari will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Udinese when they welcome Pescara at their Stadio Sant’Elia on Matchday 34. The Rossoblu were beaten by Udinese at Dacia Arena in their last league match, but it is well known that they produce much better performances in front of home fans. Cagliari proved their worth in a 4-0 crushing of Chievo on Matchday 32 and they are regarded as favourites to win Sunday’s football game against rock-bottom Pescara. The Delfini will compete in the Serie B next season and seeing that they have nothing to play for in the season finale, the visitors are unlikely to spoil Cagliari’s party at Stadio Sant’Elia. Experienced attacker Marco Boriello scored his 16th goal of the season at the weekend and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the former Juventus forward.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011. He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team. On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
Highlighted Team (Pescara):
Pescara are an Italian football club that play in the Serie A. The Delfini (The Dolphins) returned to the Italian top flight at the end of the 2015/2016 season and it has to be noted that they competed in six seasons in the elite division (1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2012–13). Pescara play their home matches at Stadio Adriatico, the stadium that was opened in 1955 and renovated in 2009. The club’s main rivals are Lazio and Verona, but the likes of Chieti, Virtus and L’Aquila are considered Pescara’s bitter rivals as well. Vicenza and Messina are regarded as Gemellaggi (Twinning) with Pescara. Delfini have yet to win the Serie A trophy, but it has to be noted that they won the Serie B twice (1986/1987, 2011/2012). The colour of Pescara’s home kit is white and blue, while the team’s away kit is dark blue.