Cagliari are set to play Inter Milan at the Unipol Domus on Sunday for their next Serie A fixture.
Cagliari come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw against 10-man Salernitana in the league. A goal from Italy international Simone Verdi for Salernitana was cancelled out by a goal from centre-back Giorgio Altare for Cagliari. Salernitana had veteran French winger Franck Ribery sent off, while Cagliari had Serbian goalkeeper Boris Radunovic sent off.
Inter Milan, on the other hand, beat Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus 4-2 in the final of the Coppa Italia. Goals from midfielder Nicolo Barella, Turkey international Hakan Calhanoglu and a brace from Croatian winger Ivan Perisic secured the win for Simone Inzaghi's Inter Milan. Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro and Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic scored the two goals for Juventus.
Cagliari vs Inter Milan Head-to-Head
In 28 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Inter Milan hold a clear advantage. They have won 17 games, lost five and drawn six.
The two clubs last faced each other last year in Serie A, with Inter Milan beating Cagliari 4-0. A brace from Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez and goals from Chilean attacker Alexis Sanchez and Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu sealed the deal for Inter Milan.
Cagliari form guide in Serie A: D-L-L-W-L
Inter Milan form guide in Serie A: W-W-L-W-W
Cagliari vs Inter Milan Team News
Cagliari will be without Uruguayan midfielder Nahitan Nandez, while Serbian goalkeeper Boris Radunovic is suspended. Other than that, there are no known issues and caretaker manager Alessandro Agostini is expected to have a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Injured: Nahitan Nandez
Suspended: Boris Radunovic
Meanwhile, Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi could be without Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino.
Doubtful: Matias Vecino
Cagliari vs Inter Milan Predicted XI
Cagliari Predicted XI (3-5-2): Alessio Cragno, Luca Ceppitelli, Matteo Lovato, Giorgio Altare, Raoul Bellanova, Kevin Strootman, Alberto Grassi, Razvan Marin, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Leonardo Pavoletti, Gaston Pereiro
Inter Milan Predicted XI (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic, Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko
Cagliari vs Inter Milan Prediction
Cagliari are 18th in the league and have won one of their last five league games. They are only one point behind 17th-placed Salernitana, and their current form does not bode well.
Inter Milan, on the other hand, are second in the league, two points behind league leaders AC Milan with two games to go. An exciting title race in Italy is coming to a grandstand finish.
Inter Milan to win.
Prediction: Cagliari 1-2 Inter Milan
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