Roma has started this season of Serie A with a boom, winning their opening match against Udinese with a score of (4:0). This gave them the top spot in the league (not that it means much after 1 game). Looking solely at Serie A matches, Roma is on a 6 game winning streak and unbeaten in last 18 league matches. It’s a nice record to have, to say the least. On the road Roma seems to not fall of performance wise, as they showed they are capable of winning away, as well as at home pitch. Despite their disappointing loss against Porto in Champions league finals, they are surely motivated to keep up the good work they have showed in Serie A.
Cagliari, newly promoted team from Serie B are hoping they can prove in front of “the big boys” and what better way to do so than play well against one of the strongest teams in Serie A. First match of the season did not give them any points, as they have lost to Genoa (3:1). The match was strongly one-sided, Cagliari only managed to have 24% of possession throughout the match and only 3 shots on goal in 90 min. They did perform very poorly. It’s clear that if they struggled against Genoa, match against roma will be much, much harder. I don’t see Cagliari having any chances in this match. Pick Roma to get another 3 points in their 2nd league match.
In addition, Roma has scored over 2.5 goals in the last 7 league matches, on the other side, Cagliari just does not seem to have a strong enough defense to prevent Roma to do so. In that regard,I’ll make another prediction; expect over 2.5 goals in the upcoming match.
Prediction: Roma -0.75
Odds: 1.92 Pinnacle
Prediction: Over 2.5
Odds: 1.77 Pinnacle/SBOBET