Match Preview: Chievo 2-1 Cagliari Tips and Predictions for Today 17 February
Italy (Serie A) betting tips Chievo – Cagliari prediction.
Match Date: 17 February, 2018
Kick off: 18:00
Pick: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 2:1 WIN!!!
|A battle within a battle is brewing for Chievo, as a virtual six-pointer in the Serie A (SA) relegation survival looms against Cagliari.|
|The hosts are lucky to be just five points above the relegation zone after 24 games. Their last win came back in November ’17, after which they have gone ten league games without a win (D2, L8). That run is one of the worst in Europe and even worse than bottom-placed Benevento.|
|Cagliari are only marginally better and three points ahead of Chievo, although the threat of relegation is still an albatross. Interestingly enough, the visitors have made a habit of dropping points against teams in the top-half while picking up all-important wins over those in the bottom-half.|
|The hosts have won just three out of their 12 (D4, L5) league games at home (25%). They have lost four on the trot coming into this fixture, scoring just one goal during this period. All season long, they have had their problems in scoring goals (21 goals in 24 games).|
|That is no solace to the visitors, who have lost six of their 12 away league games (50%). However, they have lost only once in their last six trips (W2, D3), although they have scored just five goals during this period.|
|Key battles: Roberto Inglese (Chievo) has seven goals to his name (33% of the team’s total).|
|Joao Pedro (Cagliari) has scored four league goals, but is on a five-match barren run.|
|Stat attack: Cagliari have beaten Chievo only once since February 2011, a run of seven losses and three draws otherwise, in 11 encounters.|
|Since the start of December ’17, Chievo have the fewest points (five) among the top-five European Leagues.|
|The last time Cagliari went four matches unbeaten in a row was in January 2014.|