Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Monday’s football game between Fiorentina and Cagliari will close round 7 of the new Serie A campaign. The Viola dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Frosinone and, no doubt, they want to return to winning ways as soon as possible. The likes of Dodo, Niccolo Pierozzi, Yerry Mina, and Gaetano Castrovilli remain in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Cagliari.
The Sardinians, on the other hand, made a slow start to the season, with the team collecting only two points in total from possible 18. Since the Rossoblu experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Milan on Wednesday evening, we are tempted to put our money on Fiorentina, who have turned their Stadio Artemio Franchi into a real fortress. The likes of Gianluca Lapadula, Marko Rog, and Gaston Pereiro miss out with injuries, while Jakub Jankto is sidelined with a gastrointestinal.
Highlighted Player (Christian Kouame):
Christian Kouame is an Ivory Coast international who has been playing for Serie A side Genoa since 2018. Kouame started his youth career at Prato and after ending his loan spells with the likes of Sassuolo and Inter, he returned to Stadio Lungobisenzio.
The 185-cm-tall forward made his professional debut with Prato on September 6, 2015 in a 2-1 loss to Pisa. Christian Kouame started the match, but he was replaced by Alberto Aladje after 66 minutes. The Genoa attacker, though, has yet to earn a call-up for the Ivory Coast national team. He has two caps for the Ivory Coast U23 team, but he is still eyeing his senior team debut.
His main position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. The Genoa footballer was born in Abijan on December 6, 1997 and he has a contract with the Rossoblu until June 30, 2023.
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.