CAG vs BNV Fantasy Preview:
Cagliari will be walking into this fixture after a winless month and on the back of a recent hammering that they received at the hands of Napoli. To make matters further deplorable for the Islanders, Charalampos Lykogiannis was given marching orders in the 65th minute.
Benevento, on the contrary, has been in decent form of late but will be coming into this bout after a loss to a numerically depleted Milan in their last game. Before that loss, they successfully brushed off Udinese and Genoa and drew with Lazio despite the late drama in the game that witnessed the exit of their solitary goal-scorer in the game, Pasquale Schiattarella in the 92nd minute.
This will be an intriguing battle between these two sides as tenth-placed Benevento will be eager to excel in their pursuit of Lazio by securing a victory and steering clear of their contenders in the current race. While Cagliari will have to put everything on the line in order to move closer to the upper half of the table. These are our fantasy choices for this crucial fixture between the two teams fighting to prove a point in this crucial fixture.
Cagliari Calcio versus Benevento Calcio
CAG vs BNV: Head to head
Cagliari holds the upper hand in the three encounters that these two teams have dabbled in between themselves. With two victories and one draw, Cagliari will have history on their side as they are about to cross swords again with Benevento.
CAG vs BNV Probable Teams:
Cagliari: Alessio Cragno; Alessandro Tripaldelli, Luca Ceppitelli, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Gabriele Zappa; Nahitan Nandez, Razvan Marin; Riccardo Sottil, Joao Pedro, Gastón Pereiro; Giovanni Simeone
Benevento: Lorenzo Montipo; Federico Barba, Daam Foulon, Kamil Glik, Gaetano Letizia; Riccardo Improta, Pasquale Schiattarella, Perparim Hetemaj; Roberto Insigne, Marco Sau; Gianluca Lapadula
Picks to consider:
Roberto Insigne can play a pivotal role in tipping the scales of the game. His ubiquity in the attacking-third of the opponent makes him a consistent threat and a player to watch out for.
Joao Pedro has proven himself on countless occasions and his residence in the attacking echelons of Cagliari can be a menacing factor in deciding the fate of the battle.
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
The scales are slightly tipped in favour of Benevento considering the fact that they managed to unleash a volley of 25 shots at the Milan defence. It was their profligacy up-front that cost them dearly. If they are able to take their chances, they can easily wring themselves free from the clutches of Gli Isolani.