Napoli vs Cagliari Match Info
Date: Sunday May 5 2019
Kick-off time: 7.30pm BST
Venue: Stadio San Paolo
Referee: Daniele Chiffi
Napoli vs Cagliari Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
December 16 2018: Cagliari 0-1 Napoli
February 26 2018: Cagliari 0-5 Napoli
October 1 2017: Napoli 3-0 Cagliari
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1990-91: 35
Napoli wins: 16
Cagliari wins: 7
Napoli vs Cagliari Stats
- Napoli are unbeaten in their last 17 matches against Cagliari
- Dries Mertens has scored eight goals in five starts for Napoli against these opponents
- Cagliari are the joint lowest scorers away from home in Serie A this season
Napoli vs Cagliari Match Preview
Napoli’s recent home form has been disappointing, but they are fancied to get back on track with a comfortable win against Cagliari that could effectively clinch second place in Serie A.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been left trailing in Juventus’ wake in the Italian league over the last couple of months and a 3-0 aggregate Europa League quarter-final exit to Arsenal left them with very little to play for over the final five weeks of the season.
In their last three home games the Partenopei have lost to the Gunners and Atalanta and drawn with Genoa, comprising part of a slump that before last weekend had left them vulnerable to a challenge from Inter Milan for the runner’s-up berth behind champions Juve.
But a straightforward 2-0 win at Frosinone has steadied the ship, put them eight points clear of Inter with only 12 more to play for and ought to have given Napoli the confidence to finish the campaign on a positive note.
Cagliari, meanwhile, have been in decent order since mid-February, safely ensconced in mid-table, and their manager Rolando Maran has just been rewarded with a two-year contract extension taking him through to 2022.
However, the Sardinians do not score many goals on their travels (see stats above) and Napoli are backed to gain a first victory in four attempts in front of their home fans.
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Napoli vs Cagliari Betting Tips
Napoli -2 on the handicap @ 15/8 with Paddy Power
Napoli HT/FT @ 8/11 with Paddy Power