There won’t be much football action on Monday – as there always is on this day. Italy stand out, as they have decided to play 2 games at once. After receiving Barcelona, Napoli will take on Cagliari – will the current leaders of the Calcio standings succeed? Our expert department has prepared a forecast and an announcement for the match on February 21, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds can be found at 1xbet review.
Cagliari are fighting for survival in Serie A again
The Sardinians have become accustomed to doing just that for the season – and yet, relatively recently, this club was seen as a potential European Cup contender. Already last season, there were only 37 points, but even that was enough to finish in 16th place. But after a poor start, already in September, the life coach, Semplici, was sacked. Betting on his replacement, Madzarri, seemed a misguided move. Recently, however, the Islanders have finally come alive. Since the New Year, in their last six games, there has only been a defeat, to Roma, with 3 wins. The club have not lost three in a row, with draws against Fiorentina and Empoli and a sensational win at Atalanta.
Napoli could once again pull up alongside the Calcio leaders
The Partenopei only hosted Barcelona at the San Paolo on Thursday. And three days after the trip to Sardinia, there will be a trip to Catalonia. That said, in Serie A, they should only fight for maximum points – a good run in the winter has managed to catch up with the leader and champion, Inter. Last weekend, the clubs played each other and played out a tough draw. It didn’t help that Insigne opened the scoring quickly, scoring as early as the 7th minute – Jeko responded with another goal early in the 2nd half. And so they ended on 1-1, and that was certainly an optimum result, but not for any of the pair, but for Milan. “The Red and Blacks took advantage of the fact that the rivals not only shared but also lost points and jumped out from behind them. Here, though, the whole fight in the pairing is definitely still ahead of them.
Since 2009, Cagliari have only won once in head-to-head encounters. And in the last 4 games, Napoli have managed to pick up almost a maximum of 10 points from 12 matches (including the 2-0 win in September last year).
Cagliari are noticeably weaker than the visitors and, more importantly, Napoli have maximum motivation. Bet on the visitors with a -1 handicap (odds 1.87).