Paolo Bandini's Serie A Betting: Goals Look A Given As Inter Go To Cagliari


Napoli – Sassuolo

A 4-0 victory away to Trabzonspor means Napoli can focus their energies on this fixture without worrying too much about holding anything back for Thursday’s Europa League second leg. Gonzalo Higuaín is suspended, but otherwise we can expect to see something close to Rafa Benítez’s best side.

That ought to include Manolo Gabbiadini, who has found the net four times in his last five appearances for the Partenopei across all competitions, and who could do plenty of damage again from his position on the right of attack, against opponents who are missing their first-choice left-back, Federico Peluso. 

Gabbiadini to score – 2.23


Cagliari – Inter

At last, Inter’s new-look attack seems to be clicking. With Xherdan Shaqiri pulling the strings behind a two-man attack of Mauro Icardi plus either of Lukas Podoski or Rodrigo Palacio, the Nerazzurri have scored 10 goals in their last three games.

Unfortunately, old problems in defence have still not been resolved, a fact laid bare by Celtic’s recovery from 2-0 and then 3-2 down to earn a draw on Thursday night in Glasgow. Cagliari have not been held without a goal since Gianfranco Zola’s first game as manager.

Over 2.5 goals – 2.07