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Bitesize Prediction: Cagliari vs Roma 08/10/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Serie A 7 Oct 2023

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Competition: Serie A

Market: Roma win

Odds: 19/20 @ 1xBet

Hoping to lay down a domestic marker on Sunday evening, Roma will travel to the Unipol Domus when they meet Cagliari.

Starting with the hosts, although Cagliari might have made their Serie A return this season, the Islanders are in the midst of a public top-flight struggle. Last seen putting in another nightmare performance as they slumped to a routine 3-0 drumming at the hands of Fiorentina, Claudio Ranieri’s side sit rock-bottom of the table and tipped as a leading relegation contender this time around. Heading into September’s international break with a 2-1 defeat against Bologna, the former Leicester boss has seen his side put just a pair of Serie A points on the board from any of their opening seven appearances. With their extended crisis highlighted by a 3-1 loss at home against Italian giants AC Milan on September 27th, Cagliari have continued to show some rather glaring issues at both ends of the pitch. Bagging just a single strike from any of their four top-flight contests since returning from the fortnight interval, Ranieri’s men will be bracing themselves for what should be another tough challenge here.

As for the visitors, making it back-to-back Europa League victories in midweek as they claimed a 4-0 romp against Swiss outfit Servette, Jose Mourinho’s side will be looking to use that display as a platform to build on. Really turning a corner since returning from September’s international break, the former Manchester United boss should be smelling a real chance here. While the Giallorossi might have come under a huge amount of scrutiny last month as they suffered an infamous 4-1 loss at the hands of Genoa, that is the only defeat that Mourinho’s men have suffered from any of their previous six appearances across all competitions. Now claiming consecutive wins for the first time since opening up the 2023/24 campaign, Roma will be excited by a rampant record against Sunday’s opponents. Including a 1-0 win when they welcomed Cagliari to the Stadio Olimpico back in January 2022, they have lost just one of their last 17 straight showdowns against the Islanders.

Bet: Roma 19/20 to beat Cagliari in Sunday’s Serie A matchup @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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