MATCH PREVIEW: CAGLIARI 1-2 AC MILAN (ITALY: SERIE A) FREE BETTING PICKS FOR TODAY, JANUARY 21

League: ITALY: Serie A – Round 21
Match: 18:00 Cagliari – AC Milan
Prediction: 1 Half Over 0.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.40
Bookmaker: BetVictor
Result: 1:2(1:2) WIN!!!

MATCH PREVIEW

An underwhelming, but desperate-to-improve AC Milan side stand in the way of Cagliari, who are looking to steer clear of the relegation zone in Serie A (SA).
The hosts are 16th in the points tally and just five points above the bottom three. A win this weekend has the potential of lifting them as high as 13th and just two places behind their esteemed visitors. And, the fact that this is the best time to play Milan gives them the right impetus for this game!
The seven-time European Champions have been struggling to justify the summer splurge and coach Gennaro Gattuso is looking to be consistent. That they haven’t had back-to-back victories since September tells the story of how they have underperformed!
What should spur the visitors is the poor home record of Cagliari. The hosts are winless in their last four SA home games (D1, L3) and have just one win (W1, D2, L4) in their last seven SA games.
However, Milan do not boast a creditable away record in SA this season. They are winless in their last four trips (D2, L2) in SA, but the confidence stemming from beating Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia and a hard-fought win over Crotone in the SA should spur them on!
Key battles: Cagliari’s Leonardo Pavoletti has five goals to his name, but the one he will remember is the goal he scored for Genoa in October 2016 against Milan.
In opposition will be Milan’s Suso who has five goals and three assists to his credit, but he hasn’t scored in his last seven matches – his longest drought since February. Will he get back his scoring boots?
Stat attack: Cagliari won 2-1 in May last season, which was their first home win over Milan for 19 years.