Roma vs Cagliari: prediction for the Serie A match
Roma couldn't win in the last three matches, but will they be able to break this streak on Sunday, January 16? Do the visitors have a chance? Our answers are in the prediction below.
Roma are having a poor season and failing to reach their main objective, which is getting a ticket to the Champions League. With 32 points in the asset, Wolves are currently 7th in the Serie A table, nine points behind the 4th Atalanta, who also have a game in hand. In the last round of games, José Mourinho's charges couldn't maintain a two-goal lead against Juventus, losing to the Old Lady with a score of 3:4 at home.
Cagliari's season is nothing to write home about. Walter Mazzarri's charges couldn't crawl out of the relegation zone in the first half of the season, and before the 22nd matchday, they are still occupying the 18th line in the standings. However, recently the Rossoblu have increased their chances for salvation as they won two games in a row - over Sampdoria and Bologna (both with a score of 2:1).
Roma won 2 of the last 6 home games against Cagliari with this score.
This bet played in 2 of the last 3 games between the clubs in Rome.
Penalties were given in Roma's last 2 games.
Roma's chances of the top-6 finish are vanishing with every round of games, but the Wolves will fight till the very end. Cagliari might have won the last two games, but they have serious problems on the defensive, and we don't think the Islanders will be able to withstand the onslaught of the extremely motivated Roman team.
Our prediction – Asian handicap (-1.5) to Roma
Roma need to collect maximum points in this fixture. The hosts should make use of Cagliari's defensive problems, but we doubt they will be able to avoid their own mistakes at the back. We are predicting more than two goals in this game.
Second bet - total over 2.5 goals