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Cagliari vs Inter - Match Preview

01 Mar 2019 Tampines -Tanjong Pagar ITALY: Serie A
ITALY: Serie A

Cagliari Calcio

  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L


19:30 GMT
01 March 2019

Inter Milan

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D

19:30 GMT 01 March 2019

The 2018/19 Serie A campaign is getting very interesting as it nears its business end. Cagliari and Inter kick off the weekend’s action as they face off on Friday evening.


  • Cagliari have had a particularly mediocre season so far and while they seem to be doing enough to avoid relegation, they need to pick up quite a few more points as they currently sit 14th. They’ve won just one of their last seven in the league which has seen them slip closer to the drop zone. They were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Sampdoria last time out.
  • Inter have enjoyed a good campaign and are on course for a place in next year’s UEFA Champions League but they are only three points ahead of 5th-placed Roma. After just two wins in their last six, they have allowed the sides below them to gain some ground and they let a two-goal lead slip in their last match which led to a 3-3 draw with Fiorentina.
  • Leonardo Pavoletti has steered Cagliari away from the bottom three and he is their leading scorer with nine league goals.
  • Surprisingly Mauro Icardi is on the same total for Inter and they will be hoping he can increase his tally if they are to secure a top-four finish.


Inter have dominated the recent meetings between the sides as they have won five of the last six including each of the last four. Those four wins have all been by at least two goals as they have scored 14 over the course of those matches. There have been over 2.5 in six out of the last seven league meetings, although the only one with fewer than 2.5 was when they last met back in September where Inter won 2-0.


Three points won’t take Cagliari any higher in the table but they will increase the gap between themselves and the sides below them. Alessandro Deiola is suspended for the clash whilst Cyril Thereau, Alberto Cerri and Valter Birsa all face last fitness tests.

Latest matches: Cagliari Calcio

24.02.2019 Seri Sampdoria Genoa Cagliari Calcio 1:0 L
16.02.2019 Seri Cagliari Calcio Parma FC 2:1 W
10.02.2019 Seri AC Milan Cagliari Calcio 3:0 L
04.02.2019 Seri Cagliari Calcio Atalanta Bergamasca 0:1 L
26.01.2019 Seri US Sassuolo Cagliari Calcio 3:0 L


It seems too late in the season for the visitors to catch Napoli in 2nd but they can hold onto 3rd spot and a win will enhance those chances. Sime Vrsaljko remains out for the season as Andrea Palazzi, Mauro Icardi and Balde Diao Keita are all doubtful.

Latest matches: Inter Milan

24.02.2019 Seri AC Fiorentina Inter Milan 3:3 D
21.02.2019 UEFA Inter Milan SK Rapid Vienna 4:0 W
17.02.2019 Seri Inter Milan Sampdoria Genoa 2:1 W
14.02.2019 UEFA SK Rapid Vienna Inter Milan 0:1 W
09.02.2019 Seri Parma FC Inter Milan 0:1 W


In spite of their recently poor form, Inter are still favourites to come away with all three points on Friday night. Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings at the Sardegna Arena and that should continue in this one with neither side being particularly strong at the back this term.

About the author - Tampines -Tanjong Pagar

  1. Tampines: Tampines Football Club, also known as Tampines Rovers, is a professional soccer team based in Singapore. They compete in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) and have a rich history in Singaporean football. Here are some key points to consider about Tampines:


  • Experienced Squad: Tampines Rovers have a good mix of experienced players who bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the team.
  • Strong Attack: The team boasts several talented attacking players who are capable of creating scoring opportunities and finding the back of the net.
  • Consistent Performers: Tampines Rovers have been consistently competitive in the SPL, often finishing near the top of the league table.


  • Defensive Vulnerabilities: At times, Tampines Rovers have shown vulnerabilities in their defense, which can lead to conceding goals.
  • Inconsistency: While they have had successful campaigns in the past, there have been instances where they struggled to maintain a consistent performance level.
  1. Tanjong Pagar: Tanjong Pagar United Football Club is another Singaporean soccer team that participates in the Singapore Premier League. After a hiatus, they made a return to the league in recent years. Here's an assessment of Tanjong Pagar:


  • Resurgence: After their return to the SPL, Tanjong Pagar has shown resilience and determination to re-establish themselves as a competitive team.
  • Young Talent: The team has invested in young players, giving them opportunities to develop and showcase their abilities.
  • Fighting Spirit: Tanjong Pagar has displayed a never-give-up attitude, often putting up spirited performances even against stronger opponents.


  • Limited Squad Depth: Tanjong Pagar may face challenges due to a relatively smaller squad and fewer resources compared to some other teams in the league.
  • Defensive Fragility: The team has struggled with defensive solidity at times, leading to conceding goals more frequently.

Overall, Tampines Rovers have a stronger track record and a more established presence in the Singapore Premier League. They possess experienced players and have a history of competitive performances. On the other hand, Tanjong Pagar is a team that has been rebuilding and showing signs of progress. While they may face challenges, they have displayed resilience and a commitment to improvement.

It's important to note that soccer teams' performance can vary over time, so it's always a good idea to keep up with the latest news and updates on their progress.

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