Fiorentina return to action for the final midweek fixture of this season against Cagliari after a 2-0 win over Lazio last weekend. The clash will take place Wednesday at Sardegna Arena in Cagliari with kickoff at 19:30.
Fiorentina just as Cagliari will be keen to secure all the three points to make sure that they survive for the next season. Both teams face the threat of being relegated and will hoping that Benevento lose or draw.
Cagliari will be looking to win as they haven’t lost in their last five matches including a 3-2 win over Roma and 1-1 draw against Napoli. This leaves them feeling good about their winning chances. The 1-3 win against Benevento last weekend gave them chances of surviving for the next season. The Viola on the other hand have not lost in their last four matches with two draws and they won 1-0 over Cagliari in their reverse fixture.
The referee for the match is the steady 39 year old Maurizio Mariani of Aprilia, who has handed out 60 yellow cards, one red card and 7 penalties in 16 Serie A matches this season.
Cagliari Vs Fiorentina Head to Head
Both teams have played against each in 43 matches since 1994. Fiorentina have 21 victories while Cagliari have 12 victories and 10 games ended in a draw. Take a look at their last five encounters.
- Fiorentina 1-0 Cagliari Jan 10, 2021
- Fiorentina 0-0 Cagliari July 8, 2020
- Cagliari 5-2 Fiorentina Nov 10, 2019
- Cagliari 2-1 Fiorentina Mar 15, 2019
- Fiorentina 1-1 Cagliari Oct 21, 2018
Encounters against other teams:
- Benevento 1-3 Cagliari
- Napoli 1-1 Cagliari
- Cagliari 3-2 Roma
- Udinese 0-1 Cagliari
- Cagliari 4-3 Parma
- Fiorentina 2-0 Lazio
- Bologna 3-3 Fiorentina
- Fiorentina 1-1 Juventus
- Verona 1-2 Fiorentina
- Sassuolo 3-1 Fiorentina
Cagliari team news
Leonardo Semplici boys will play without the services of their right-wing Riccardo Sottil who is out with a thigh injury and central midfielder Gaston Pereiro who has coronavirus. Left-back Charalampos Lykogiannis might as well miss the match with a knee injury.
Fiorentina team news
Giuseppe Lachini has his whole squad available for the clash with Dusan Vlahovic expected to cause problems for Cagliari who have been seen with uncharacterized mixups at the back despite their recent form and run.
Prediction and odds
- Cagliari win
- Goals over 2.5
- Both teams to score