Cagliari – Bologna Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 11.01.2022

⚽ Cagliari – Bologna Predictions

Cagliari – Bologna Tips and Odds. January 11, 20:45 ITALY: Serie A.

Cagliari – Bologna Preview

  • Cagliari will hope that their 2-1 win at Sampdoria (Jan 6) could be the catalyst for a better 2022, continuing here with this Covid-affected game quickly rearranged from Sunday. For the first time this Serie A (SA) season, that prior match saw the Sardinian outfit win despite going behind, showing they could have the grit needed to drag themselves out of the relegation zone. The next task is to end a run of 13 straight home games without a clean sheet, and two consecutive SA matches here in which they trailed at half-time.
  • However, a 10% win-rate at home this SA campaign is relegation material (W1, D4, L5), and significantly down on the 26% they managed last season – a season where Cagliari only finished two spots above the drop zone. Yet this game against Bologna could be the antidote considering Cagliari’s current three-game H2H winning streak at home, which is their best such run since the 1970s.
  • Chaotic scenes surrounded Bologna’s last match as they failed to turn up after local health authorities stopped them from travelling due to rising Covid-19 cases in the squad. Ultimately that game was postponed, and with a Covid crisis continuing to engulf the team, a draw against Cagliari may be seen as a good result, albeit Bologna haven’t drawn in 11 SA outings (W5, L6).
  • All three of Bologna’s SA away wins have come in their last four road trips though (L1), and all against sides below them like Cagliari. Subsequently, they aren’t cut adrift from the European spots yet, and could be dangerous if drawing at half-time – Bologna have won a league-high five matches when level at the break.
  • Players to watch: Leonardo Pavoletti netted Cagliari’s winner last time out, and now all three of his SA goals this season have been second-half strikes. Similarly, Bologna’s Marko Arnautović scored late in the reverse fixture – all six of his SA goals this term have come after the 70th minute.
  • Hot stat: There hasn’t been a goalless first half in the combined 11 games these teams have played since the start of December.
ITALY: Serie A – Round 21
Cagliari – Bologna
Kick-off: January 11, 20:45
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]