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Milan to Celebrate Place in Europa League Qualifiers

AC Milan vs Cagliari Calcio Preview 01/08/2020

30 July 2020 | Serie A | Preview
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Milan to Celebrate Place in Europa League Qualifiers
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We have reached the final day of the Italian Serie A season. At one point it appeared as though the season was never going to be finished but thankfully it will come to a proper conclusion on the 1st of August. What could be one of the most entertaining games of the day takes place at the San Siro as AC Milan welcome Cagliari.

The hosts are currently in 6th place on 63 points and cannot be caught by the teams below them. The visitors are in 13th place but could finish as high as 10th.

This season had the makings of being a disaster for AC Milan but they have managed to turn things around and secure a place in European football next season. Their most recent fixture came away against Sampdoria and AC Milan had little trouble in brushing aside the hosts, winning the match 4-1.

That result means AC Milan are undefeated in their last 12 games in all competitions, all of which have come since the lockdown. They started with a 0-0 draw against Juventus in the Coppa Italia and have since then won 8 games in Serie A, picking up 3 draws.

Home form in the League shows AC Milan are undefeated in their last 5 matches, winning 4 of those games. The victories have come against Roma, Juventus, Parma, and Bologna. Trends show both teams have scored in all of AC Milan's last 7 Serie A matches and they have succeeded in scoring 2 or more goals in 10 of their 11 most recent league games.

Cagliari come into the match having secured a superb 2-0 home victory over the champions Juventus. It was an important victory for Cagliari as they had been struggling to pick up wins in Serie A. In fact, prior to the defeat of Juventus, they had failed to win in 8 attempts. Of those 8 games, Cagliari lost 4 against Sampdoria and Lazio away plus Atalanta and Udinese at home.

Away form in the league shows Cagliari have failed to win any of their last 4 Serie A matches. They have picked up just a single victory on the road in their last 13 attempts and that came against bottom of the table SPAL. Cagliari have won just 5 of their last 35 away league games and that statistic sums it up.

Team news and AC Milan will be without Ante Rebic who is suspended. The trio of Alessio Romagnoli, Andrea Conti and Mateo Pablo Musacchio are on the treatment table and will play no part in the match.

Cagliari travel without Marko Rog who is suspended plus Christian Oliva, Luca Pellegrini and Radja Nainggolan are injured.

Neither team have anything specific to play for which could lead to an open match. There is no doubt AC Milan have the ability to score a few goals in this game but we also expect to see Cagliari find the back of the net. However, the hosts are the favourites to pick up maximum points.

Predictions for Serie A

Home team - Away team Forebet
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Brescia CalcioSampdoria
01/08/2020 17:00
2
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AC MilanCagliari Calcio
01/08/2020 19:45
1
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Atalanta BergamoInter Milano
01/08/2020 19:45
X
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SSC NapoliLazio
01/08/2020 19:45
2

Italy Serie A - predictions, tips, statistics
Serie A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Juventus FC 83 38 26 5 7 76 43 33
2. Inter Milano 82 38 24 10 4 81 36 45
3. Atalanta Bergamo 78 38 23 9 6 98 48 50
4. Lazio 78 38 24 6 8 79 42 37
5. AS Roma 70 38 21 7 10 77 51 26
6. AC Milan 66 38 19 9 10 63 46 17
7. SSC Napoli 62 38 18 8 12 61 50 11
8. Sassuolo Calcio 51 38 14 9 15 69 63 6
9. Hellas Verona 49 38 12 13 13 47 51 -4
10. Fiorentina 49 38 12 13 13 51 48 3
11. Parma FC 49 38 14 7 17 56 57 -1
12. Bologna FC 47 38 12 11 15 52 65 -13
13. Udinese Calcio 45 38 12 9 17 37 51 -14
14. Cagliari Calcio 45 38 11 12 15 52 56 -4
15. Sampdoria 42 38 12 6 20 48 65 -17
16. Torino FC 40 38 11 7 20 46 68 -22
17. Genoa 39 38 10 9 19 47 73 -26
18. US Lecce 35 38 9 8 21 52 85 -33
19. Brescia Calcio 25 38 6 7 25 35 79 -44
20. SPAL 1907 20 38 5 5 28 27 77 -50

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