Match Preview: Sassuolo 2-2 Cagliari (Serie A) on December 8, 2019 | Free Betting Tips

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Kick-off: 15:00 (GMT+1)
ITALY: Serie A – Round 15
EVENT: Sassuolo – Cagliari
TIPS: Under 3.5 Goals | Odds: 1.50@1xbet | Result: 2:2 LOST

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Match Preview

Sassuolo have lost only once in their last four Serie A (SA) games (W1, D2, L1), but goals continue to flow this campaign. Ten of Sassuolo’s 13 SA games featured goals at both ends, including the last five. Furthermore, 11 of Sassuolo’s 13 SA fixtures have returned over 2.5 total match goals, with seven witnessing over 3.5.
That said, Sassuolo have struggled with slow starts and conceded 16 of their 25 SA goals against before the break. By extension, Sassuolo have scored first in just five of 13 SA matches, although they did go on to win four of those (L1). Indeed, ten of Sassuolo’s 11 SA games to find a winner saw the team that scored first, go on to win.
Cagliari’s matches have also seen an upsurge in entertainment after seeing an average of 5.0 total match goals in their last five SA matches, compared to 2.33 over the previous nine. This improvement is driven by Cagliari’s own attack that has netted over half of their SA season goals tally (16/29) during this recent sequence.
Most of Cagliari’s SA goals against have come after the break (13 of 17), facilitating their opponents to score first in ten matches. That includes each of their six SA road trips, where Cagliari are yet to concede a goal within the first 30 minutes. Contrary to their overall form, four of Cagliari’s six away SA matches have produced under 2.5 total match goals.
Players to watch: João Pedro has been Cagliari’s last goalscorer in four of the seven SA games that he’s found the target. Meanwhile, Francesco Caputo has been Sassuolo’s first goalscorer in four of five SA matches he’s scored in.
Stat attack: Sassuolo have scored exactly one first-half goal in each of their last five SA matches.
Cagliari have kept ten first-half cleansheets in 14 SA matches this season.
Sassuolo and Cagliari have seen just two blanks between them in 27 combined SA matches.