Our football match prediction:
Crotone and Cagliari, the two out-of-form teams, face each other at Stadio Ezio Scida on Matchday 26. Both sides are eager to return to winning ways in the Serie A and we predict that both Crotone and Cagliari will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football match. Davide Nicola’s men failed to find the net in previous four league fixtures, but seeing that Cagliari often struggle on the travels, we would not be surprised if the hosts put an end to the negative trend. Crotone face a must-win situation against Cagliari and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field. Massimo Rastelli’s men played out a 1-1 draw with Sampdoria at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris at the weekend, but they failed to win previous five league games and, no doubt, they are hungry for a triumph. Sunday’s clash could be the turning point for each of the two teams and both teams to score bet should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Alex Cordaz):
Alex Cordaz is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for Crotone, who returned to the Serie A at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Cordaz was born in Vittorio Veneto on 1 January 1983 and he started his youth career at Inter. He played one game for the Nerazzurri in the Serie A and in 2006 he joined Treviso. After making 18 league appearances for the club from 2006 to 2009, he joined with Swiss side Lugano on a free transfer. The 188-cm-tall goalkeeper played 56 league games for Lugano and in 2011 he returned to Italy as he signed a contract with Cittadella. As expected, he established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper and he made no less than 80 league appearances for the club between 2011 and 2013. Alex Cordaz currently plays for Crotone and it has to be noted that he made 42 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie B campaign.
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.