Our football match prediction:
Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi will host Saturday’s football game between Chievo and Cagliari. The Mussi Volanti aim to get back on course following back-to-back losses to the likes of Crotone and Juventus and they will certainly give 100% to put an end to their five-match winless run. Seeing that no more than one point separates Chievo and Cagliari in the Serie A standings, we predict that fans will see a close encounter in Verona on Saturday afternoon. The Rossoblu suffered a heavy 5-1 loss to Torino in their last away game in the national championship and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match. You should bear in mind that in previous nine meetings between the two teams in the national championship under 2.5 goals were scored. Cagliari failed to score in last eight league encounters against Chievo and they are eager to put an end to the negative trend.
Highlighted Player (Nicola Rigoni):
Nicola Rigoni is a professional football player who was born in Schio, Italy on 12 November, 1990. Rigoni is a product of Vicenza’s youth school and he played 31 league games for the Biancorossi at senior level. In 2010 he decided to move to Palermo, but he made no more than four league appearances for the Sicilian outfit in the 2010/2011 season. The Italian midfielder returned to Vicenza in 2011, but he once again left the club (2012). Rigoni signed a contract with Chievo on 5 September, 2012, but he was immediately sent on loan to his former club Vicenza. After ending his loan spells with the likes of Reggina and Cittadella, he returned to Chievo for the 2015/2016 season. He made 28 league appearances for the Mussi Volanti, scoring three goals in the process. Nicola Rigoni has a contract with Chievo which expires on 30 June, 2018. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays further up the pitch as well.
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.