Cagliari (@1.8) vs Brescia (@4.6)
23-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Cagliari will win

Cagliari – Brescia Match Prediction | 23-08-2019

Theyre hoping to move from a potential relegation struggler to a top-half side, with the talent in their team certainly making that possible. They will hope to hit the ground running, especially with a straightforward home game kicking off the 2019/20 campaign for Cagliari. After a solid preseason with just one loss in seven matches, the hosts should have some confidence going into this game. The hosts have added more talent than just Radja this summer, which has brought renewed optimism to the club.

They head into this clash meeting a Cagliari side who have big dreams, while they had plenty of high scoring home games last term. Meanwhile, their xG tally last season came in almost five goals higher than their total goals, so there are chances for the hosts to finish off. Brescia won just five of their 18 away trips last season, beating only one of their fellow top seven sides. They found the net twice or more in seven of their 10 clashes with the teams from 10th and below.

Atalanta are considered one of the clubs fiercest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Derby of Lombardy. Roberto Baggio, who has 56 caps with the Italy national football team, is considered the most famous footballer who played for Brescia. The Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit have rivalries with the likes of Inter, Hellas Verona and Cremonese as well.

A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be controversial Italian attacker Mario Balotelli, who joined the club earlier this summer. The Sardinians did well to sign the likes of Nahitan Nandez, Albero Cerri, Fabrizio Cacciatore, Christian Oliva, Federico Mattiello (loan) and Marko Rog (loan) in the summer transfer window and given their fine home record in the Italian top flight, it is no surprise they are seen as favourites to win the opening match of the season. The newcomers, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travelers and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Cagliaris party at Sardegna Arena.

Today's Tips

With added scoring talent in midfield and more creativity, we expect extra space up top for the Cagliari forwards along with late arrivals in the box. Were going with over 1.5 home team goals in this clash, while we are also expecting a 2-1 victory for the hosts. We expect a much high scoring Cagliari side this season, which is bad news for a Brescia side who have conceded 11 times across their last five meetings with the Sardinians.

Were therefore anticipating a very even contest with a 1-0 winning score for Cagliari at the end of the 90. There should be little in it. Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Cagliari v Brescia can be found here - as well as up-to-date odds. Looking at these two teams, we feel that Brescia will need to apply a lot of pressure to see themselves scoring against this Cagliari side who will likely manage to score & go ahead.

However, a less than stellar away record suggests the visitors could struggle here. However, hes not their only star holding midfielder Sandro Tonali is getting comparisons with Andrea Pirlo, so hes a player to keep an eye on this term. Brescia won the Serie B title by a point last season, with Balotellis arrival in the summer adding a new dimension to their side.

Both of these sides have done some impressive business in the summer window, but which one of the pair will hit the ground running? In many ways that makes this the meeting of the talismanic players, as Radja Nainggolan prepares for his Serie A homecoming. After a few seasons back in the top flight, the Sardinians are hoping that this season will see them kick on another level. Brescia are a side attracting plenty of interest heading into the new season, with Mario Balotelli arriving at the club.

A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be controversial Italian attacker Mario Balotelli, who joined the club earlier this summer. The newcomers, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travelers and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Cagliaris party at Sardegna Arena. The Sardinians did well to sign the likes of Nahitan Nandez, Albero Cerri, Fabrizio Cacciatore, Christian Oliva, Federico Mattiello (loan) and Marko Rog (loan) in the summer transfer window and given their fine home record in the Italian top flight, it is no surprise they are seen as favourites to win the opening match of the season.

Reason For Cagliari vs Brescia Betting Tips

The hosts have got off to a positive start in their new campaign though and have already tasted success earlier in the weekend with a 2-1 win over Chievo at home. Cagliari went five games without a win in their last five clashes in the Serie A last time out and subsequently finished three points shy of falling into the relegation zone.

The hosts have added more talent than just Radja this summer, which has brought renewed optimism to the club. After a solid preseason with just one loss in seven matches, the hosts should have some confidence going into this game. They will hope to hit the ground running, especially with a straightforward home game kicking off the 2019/20 campaign for Cagliari. Theyre hoping to move from a potential relegation struggler to a top-half side, with the talent in their team certainly making that possible.