NAP vs CAG Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Napoli can secure a 2nd place finish for the 2nd consecutive season when they play host to Cagliari in Naples. play their last away game of the season at the home of already relegated Huddersfield, at John Smith’s Stadium, on Sunday evening (IST).
Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to end the season on a high before turning his attention for the next season. His team has an easier run-in barring a home game against Inter Milan, so that could be achieved. The second lace is all but wrapped up which shows that the Naples are on the right track.
The Partenopei could have had more out of this season. They had luck deserting them in the Champions League with a tough group and some decisions going against them in the group stage, while a 0-2 loss to AC Milan in the Coppa Italia was a real shocker.
Overall, Naples are in a good place. The head coach will no doubt be looking to end good quality players to his already impressive roster to put Juve under more pressure next season.
Cagliari have made improvement this season. Their points tally is a good measure of the progress as they have already accumulated 1 point more than the last season.
However, the visitors come here with 11 defeats from 17 away games this season. They were beaten 3-0 against AS Roma last weekend, so an away trip against the 2nd place Napoli will be a great concern for Cagliari.
The Serie A will be played between Napoli and Cagliari at Stadio San Paolo, in Naples. The ground has a capacity of 60,240.
The game will start at 12:00 AM (IST), on Monday, April 6.
Sony India Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast Serie A games in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Napoli – D L W L L W
Cagliari – W L W D W L
Injured – Carlo Ancelotti has a healthy squad at his disposal. He has no fresh injury concerns with Amadou Diawara remaining the only injury absentee ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
Doubtful – Vlad Chiriches and Nikola Maksimovic will both be assessed before the game.
Note: Lorenzo Insigne may find himself on the bench once again with Dries Mertens and Arkadiusz Milik starting up front.
Probable XI: Meret (GK), Malcuit, Koulibaly, Albiol, Ghoulam; Callejon, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski, Younes, Milik, Dries Mertens
Injured – Lucas Castro and Ragnar Klavan are out for Cagliari.
Suspended – None.
Doubtful – Joao Pedro is a doubt for the away side.
Note: Paolo Farago returns from suspension and should take his place in the midfield.
Probable XI: Cragno (GK), Cacciatore, Pisacane, Ceppitelli, Pellegrini; Faragò, Cigarini, Ionita; Barella, Joao Pedro, Pavoletti
Stats and facts:
Napoli are averaging more than 3 goals in the last 6 home league games against Cagliari.
Cagliari have lost all their previous six meetings to Napoli.
Napoli have kept five clean sheets in the last six league games against Cagliari.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Dries Mertens could be a go-to-man for all the football fantasy lovers for he has scored eight goals in 7 Serie A matches.
For the vice-captain, we suggest an option from the midfield. Fabian has been in great form of late, while Piotr Zielinski and Jose Callejon could be considered as well.
NAP vs CAG Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
NAP vs CAG Dream11 potential winner:
Napoli are a huge favorite in this match.