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Milan vs. Cagliari Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

31 July 2020

Sunday 2 August

San Siro - Serie A

Source: Milan players celebrate earlier in the season (Fototricarico/IPA/Shutterstock)

Milan are looking to bring the curtain down on a relatively successful season as they welcome Cagliari to the San Siro this weekend. The Rossoneri’s return to European football following their season-long ban is a positive, while the visitors have avoided the drop and are aiming to finish as high up the Serie A table as possible.

Past Meetings

Milan are unbeaten in their last five games against Cagliari, winning four. That includes a 2-0 victory at the Sardegna Arena back in January, while the Rossoneri also kept a clean sheet in beating the Isolani 3-0 at the San Siro last season.

Team News

Stefano Pioli is expecting to be without three players for this final game of the season. Andrea Conti and Alessio Romagnoli are out with knee and shin injuries respectively, while Mateo Musacchio is struggling with an ankle problem.

Visiting coach Walter Zenga has a lengthier injury list, although Nahitan Nandez is available after suspension. Radja Nainggolan, Luca Pellegrini and Christian Oliva are all expected to miss this game, along with Leonardo Pavoletti.

Milan vs. Cagliari Preview and Predictions

Milan are looking to finish their season on a high and continue their fine run against Cagliari as these two teams meet at the San Siro on Saturday evening. The hosts are in good form at the moment and will expect to pick up the victory against a team in the bottom half of the table. They are 1.35 for the victory, with Cagliari at 8.25 and the draw 5.45.

The Rossoneri have been excellent since the restart, unbeaten in all 11 of their games ahead of their trip to Sampdoria on Wednesday. Pioli’s side won seven of those first 11 matches, including victories over Roma, Lazio and Juventus. They also drew with Napoli and Atalanta in a tough run-in which has built plenty of optimism on the red half of Milan.

A place in the Europa League and a strong, albeit brief, summer of recruitment would stand them in great stead, even if there’s a good chance this will be the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s last game in the famous red and black shirt. They are the clear favourites to round off their campaign with a win here, while Ibrahimovic is worth a look in either the first or last goalscorer market.

Cagliari are the underdogs, even if they’ve got a solid away record this term. They’ve won almost as many points on the road as on Sardinian home soil, but their form in recent weeks counts against them here.

They won two of their first three fixtures back after the break, but none of their next eight. The Islanders drew four of those, and a point to end the season would be a decent outcome for Zenga’s side this weekend.

Recommended Bets

Milan to win to nil at 2.55

The Rossoneri have been in great form since the restart, while their visitors this weekend have struggled in front of goal in recent weeks.

Milan to win 2-0 at 9.25

Il Diavolo beat Cagliari 2-0 earlier this season and have scored 10 goals in their last five matches against the Isolani, at an average of exactly two per game.