The Serie A is back in action this weekend as Fiorentina take on Cagliari in an important clash at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday. Both teams have been inconsistent this season and will want to win this game.
Fiorentina are currently in 14th place in the Serie A standings and have been underwhelming over the past few months. La Viola suffered a 2-1 defeat against Lazio during the week and cannot afford to lose this game.
Cagliari are only a point behind Fiorentina at the moment and will look to improve their standing in the league table with a victory in this fixture. The Sardinian outfit was defeated by Benevento in its previous game and will face a stern challenge over the weekend.
Fiorentina vs Cagliari Head-to-Head
Fiorentina have an excellent record against Cagliari and have won 20 games out of a total of 40 matches played between the two teams. Cagliari have managed only 11 victories against Fiorentina and will want to put their best foot forward in this game.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place last year and ended in an uneventful 0-0 stalemate. Both teams were well below their best on the day and have a point to prove in this game.
Fiorentina form guide in the Serie A: L-D-W-D-D
Cagliari form guide in the Serie A: L-L-L-D-D
Fiorentina vs Cagliari Team News
Fiorentina will have to do without former AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone going into this game. La Viola have a strong squad and will want to make a statement this weekend.
Injured: Patrick Cutrone
Diego Godin, Adam Ounas, Paolo Farago, and Marko Rog are currently injured and will be unable to feature in this game. Nahitan Nandez was sent off against Benevento this week and is suspended for this match.
Injured: Diego Godin, Adam Ounas, Paolo Farago, Marko Rog
Suspended: Nahitan Nandez
Fiorentina vs Cagliari Predicted XI
Fiorentina Predicted XI (3-5-2): Bartlomiej Dragowski; Igor, German Pezzella, Nikola Milenkovic; Cristiano Biraghi, Gaetano Castrovilli, Borja Valero, Sofyan Amrabat, Martin Caceres; Franck Ribery, Dusan Vlahovic
Cagliari Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Alessio Cragno; Alessandro Tripaldelli, Luca Ceppitelli, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Gabriele Zappa; Radja Nainggolan, Razvan Marin; Riccardo Sottil, Joao Pedro, Fabrizio Caligara; Giovanni Simeone
Fiorentina vs Cagliari Prediction
Fiorentina have a talented squad but have failed to do justice to their impressive potential this season. The likes of Franck Ribery and Gaetano Castrovilli have impressed this season but will need to take it up a notch in the coming months.
Cagliari have also blown hot and cold this season and will have to do without a few key players going into this game. Fiorentina are the better team and the favourites going into this weekend.
Prediction: Fiorentina 2-1 Cagliari
Published 08 Jan 2021, 15:10 IST