A win last time out moved Napoli eight points clear in second with leaders Juventus an incredible 18 off in the distance, despite stumbling to a few surprise results recently. Here are our top Napoli v Cagliari betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
The locals have won two of their last three, including a 2-0 over Frosinone last Sunday away from home. Mertens opened the scoring inside 20 minutes that day and the fast start had experts predicting a landslide victory. It didn’t come, however, Napoli going through the motions when scoring a second on 49 minutes to cap the game off, Younes banking a goal bonus.
Napoli now have nothing to play for with the silver medal cemented and that may see them relax their efforts a little and give game time to a few of the squad’s fringe players. The coaching staff will be hoping to splash the cash in summer and bring in fresh talent but will give one final chance to those who have been knocking on the office door. Fancy Napoli to gain another win here? You’re in good company and odds-marker have the locals as favourites, 1/4 served up by William Hill.
Stuck in the Middle
The home side don’t have an awful lot to aim at in the closing stages and will finish second, and their visitors don’t appear to have too much to keep them interested either as they run down the clock. Season stats of 10 wins and 10 draws against 14 defeats has Cagliari kicking their heels in 11th and they can finish no higher than 10th, given a decent finish to the season. They could drop further down the list, however, with just three points the difference between themselves and Parma down in 15th, so they can’t afford to take their eye off the ball.
Cagliari make this trip having won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five and they were last seen ending on the wrong side of the result when suffering a 3-0 beating at the hands of Roma on the road last Saturday. A game that would’ve stamped out any remaining confidence left in the dressing room at this late stage of the season. Fazio gave the victors a lead inside five minutes and that was enhanced thanks to goals from Pastore and Kolarov. An easy outing for Roma and followers of Cagliari will demand much better here. The away win does nothing for us at 11/1 with Ladbrokes. An impressive price, but they deserve to be as big as they are.