Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Inter will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Roma when they host Cagliari at their Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday afternoon. The Nerazzurri are level on points with the Rossoblu ahead of Matchday 8, meaning that a close encounter is on the horizon. Inter are eyeing a place in European competitions and they are widely expected to go all guns blazing at Cagliari on Sunday. Frank de Boer’s men are tough to beat at home and it remains to be seen if they are capable of extending their unbeaten run at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Cagliari, on the other hand, suffered a loss in each of their previous three away games in the Serie A and it is no surprise they are considered big underdogs in Sunday’s football game against Inter. In their last meeting in the Italian top flight the Nerazzurri emerged triumphant and we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from the upcoming league fixture.
Highlighted Player (Geoffrey Kondogbia):
Geoffrey Kondogbia is a French football player born on 15th of February 1993 in Nemours with roots in Central African Republic. Kondogbia started his football career in the youth of RC Lens where he made his debut for the first team in season 2010/2011. After playing for Sevilla and AS Monaco Kondogbia made a transfer to Inter Milan, which paid around 35 million euro. Knodogbia is, despite his age, a very mature football player, which plays as a defensive midfielder. Being left-footed gives Kondogbia more abilities than other players in order to open up and create space in the pitch. Kondogbia made his debut for the French national team in August 2013. Kondogbia is a very talentful player, which will be one of the best defensive midfielders In a couple of years. The competition for a spot in the starting eleven of France is very hard, which gives Kondogbia the opportunity to focus on Inter Milan.
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.