With only two rounds of fixtures to go, the Scudetto is still up for grabs. And the Cagliari vs Inter fixture will play an important part in it. In the second to last matchday, Inter will travel to Cagliari, while Milan will play Atalanta at home. After winning the Coppa Italia on Wednesday, Inter have the chance to win a domestic treble. But for that to happen, Milan will have to either lose one or draw both of their last two games. In the hope that other results go their way, the Champions of Italy will take the field at the Sardegna Arena on Sunday.
Cagliari are fighting for survival in the top flight. Currently, in 18th, a loss to Inter will mean that they’ll have a lower chance of staying up. This means that they will come with their best at Inter who are chasing the dream to retain the title.
Cagliari vs Inter Statistics and Encounters
With just four points in the last five games, Cagliari’s bid to stay in the top flight is not looking strong. But, relegation battlers can be a tough nut to crack at the tail end of the season. Thus, Cagliari will be in no mood to let Inter have the three points without putting on a fight.
Cagliari’s form: D-L-L-W-L
Inter’s form: W-W-W-L-W
If you look beyond the loss to Bologna, Inter have been magnificent in the recent past. They’ve overcome several top sides in the league and the cup. More importantly, the win over Juventus on Wednesday is a massive confidence booster for Inter. Also, since Milan are playing before the Nerazzurri, if they drop points, we can witness a ruthless Inter performance at Cagliari.
Suspension, Injuries and Team News
Cagliari will miss Nandez due to injury while they’ll have a long list of seven players at the risk of suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Vecino continues to be unavailable for Inter. While Perisic and Bastoni are at the risk of suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Cagliari (3-5-2): Cragno, Ceppitelli, Lovato, Altare, Bellanova, Strootman, Grassi, Marin, Lykogiannis, Pavoletti, Pereiro
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfris, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Correa, Matinez
Prediction of Cagliari vs Inter
Inter are in great touch but more importantly, there’s no room for error. Cagliari will most definitely make Inter work hard but the Nerazzurri should prevail.