With two matches will start this Friday, December 22, the eighteenth round of the 2017/2018 Italian Championship, the penultimate of the first round. The biggest clash involving Cagliari and Fiorentina. It will be played at the Arena Sardinia in Cagliari, starting at 17:45 (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Cagliari
The rear view mirror has been an essential tool for Cagliari. With three defeats and two draws, the team saw rivals in the fight against relegation approaching and still disappointed their fans by being beaten 2-1 at home by Pordenone of the Italian Cup.
In the Italian Championship, he added 17 points (five wins, two draws and ten losses). It occupies the fourteenth place. They are only three points higher than Spal, eighteenth and first in the relegation zone.
To try to break the fast of victories, Uruguayan coach Luis Diego Lopez Breijo will be able to count on practically all his cast. Only the reserve keeper Luca Crosta (a performance in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship) and midfielder Daniele Dessena (nine games, no goal) are in the medical department in injury treatment.
The current form of Fiorentina
Fiorentina have bigger ambitions than simply guaranteeing their stay in the Italian Serie A. With 23 points (six wins, five draws and six losses) he is placed ninth in the tournament. Look at Sampdoria, sixth place, which closes the classification zone for European tournaments. The difference between them is four points.
The Florence team had a recent performance improvement. They managed to beat Sampdoria 3-2 at home to reach the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup. In the Italian Championship, he scored a series of five games without losing. However, it did not have a significant increase in the table of classification by having tied three times and won only two games.
In the confrontations far from their dominions, the last three were in equality. Thus, with nine points from the 27 played, Fiorentina enjoys the thirteenth place in the ranking that takes into account only the results of the teams away from their domains.
The good news for coach Stefano Piolli is that all the athletes he uses in the starting team are available to play on Friday. No bruising or suspension problems.
History of the matches against Cagliari and Fiorentina
The Florence team have won their last two matches against Cagliari.
Even if they are active in their fields, Cagliari will hardly leave for Fiorentina. The team is aware of their technical limitations and knows that their fight is even to escape the fall to the Second Division. So even an added point at home would be important.
With bigger pretensions, it would be up to Fiorentina to make the decision to dare more in search of the victory. This, however, has not been the behavior of the team when it operates away from its dominions.
This situation makes the tie the most appropriate choice for a guess in the match of the eighteenth round of the Italian Championship. The equality quotation is 3.30 in Rivalo. Success of the owners of the house presents a return of 3.10 for each real bet on this possibility and the prize for success of Fiorentina in Cagliari is 2.30.