Juventus welcomes Cagliari at Allianz Stadium on Monday afternoon for the Matchday 18, and will aim for a victory as they are looking to regain the top position in Serie A. The winter break is gone and the key part of the season for Bianconeri is coming as they aim to win another Scudetto and maybe reach to the top of the european football. On the other hand, Cagliari’s form this season has been impressive, but should feel unlucky to travel to Turin at this point of the season considering the hosts perfect home record.
The Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is expected to field the best possible players against Cagliari, and despite the guests good form this season, who are currently positioned 6th, Juventus is likely to finish this match with a victory. The Old Lady quickly bounced back after the loss to Lazio and managed to win two games in a row by beating Udinese and Sampdoria. This week they are delighted to welcome Cagliari and there will be no room for mistakes if they aim to go to the top of the league, considering how convincing Antonio Conte’s Inter has been so far.
Cagliari reinforced in the summer window with the Belgian player Radja Nainggolan, have been shining this campaign and they are currently 6th on the table above the likes of the Italian giants Milan or Napoli. However, their recent form has not been so impressive, losing the last two matches to the likes of Lazio and Udinese. This week they will have a daunting trip to Turin, but we surely expect to see them produce some goalmouth actions.
Juventus Team News:
Rodrigo Bentancur is expected to miss another three matches after receiving a red card in the last round. Sami Khedira is injured and will be missing until the end of March. Giorgia Chiellini is set to be out of field until late February, after having suffered an ACL injury.
Cagliari Team News:
Fabio Pisacane after receiving a red card last round will miss the clash. Fabrizio Cacciatore, Luca Ceppitelli, Leonardo Pavoletti, Alessio Cragno and Valter Birsa are all set to miss the clash due to injuries.
Juventus Lineups: Wojciech Szczesny, Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Adrien Rabiot, Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Paolo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo; Coach: Maurizio Sarri
Cagliari Lineups: Rafael, Simone Pinna, Fabio Pisacane, Ragnar Klavan, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Marko Rog, Luca Cigarini, Artur Ionita, Radja Nainggolan, Joao Pedro, Giovanni Simeone; Coach: Rolando Maran
-Juventus is unbeaten in the last 8 home matches.
-Cagliari has scored at least a goal in the last 16 matches.
-Juventus and Cagliari have met 18 times in the last decade. Juve have won 15, Cagliari none and one match ended in a draw.
-Last Serie A match between these teams was played in Sardegna Arena and was won by Juventus 2-0.
– Juventus are positioned 2nd in the table, while Cagliari 6th.
Juventus has nothing to lose and considering the quality of players they posses this must be another walk to the park. However, when it comes to the final results they have not been that imposing. Cagliari’s mission will be to make life hard for Juve. We expect here a home narrow win.
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