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  • December 12, 2010
  • • 9:00 AM
  • • Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari
  • Referee: D. Tommasi
  • • Attendance: 15000
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Serie A Preview: Cagliari - Catania

Serie A Preview: Cagliari - Catania

Three points for either side will massively help them in the fight against the drop.

Securing Safety

With the bottom three in Serie A struggling for points and Brescia too failing, Cagliari have given themselves some breathing space even though they are 16th in the Serie A standings. With 17 points from 15 matches, the Sardinians are five points above the relegation zone and are, to some extent, looking safe at the moment.

The Isolani have been picking up wins at regular intervals especially against fellow strugglers and will attempt to do the same this weekend too. Roberto Donadoni's side went down 1-0 to Fiorentina in Florence in their last league encounter but prior to that they had won 3-2 against Lecce and defeated Brescia 2-1.

Cagliari have picked up three wins out of a possible seven in the league at home and will strive to add to their tally this weekend when they confront Catania at the Stadio Sant'Elia.

Bouncing Back


Catania must be smarting from their 3-1 defeat to Juventus at the Angelo Massimino last weekend. It was the Sicilians' first defeat at home in the league in a year and stationed them 14th in the Serie A standings.

The Etnei have mustered 18 points from 15 matches and are a solid six points above the dropzone. Catania commenced the 2010-11 campaign as one of the relegation-threatened sides but they are gradually inching towards mid-table security.

Catania, though, have yet to win on the road in the league this campaign and have collected just three points from a possible 21. However, encouragingly their last three away fixtures have resulted in draws with Sampdoria and Lazio.

TEAM NEWS

Cagliari


Laner is injured and Astori is suspended.

Catania

Augustyn, Spolli and Mascara are injured and will miss the trip to Sardinia.

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Cagliari

Catania

Wins
2
3
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Cagliari Calcio CAG
Cagliari Calcio Cagliari
Draw
Calcio Catania CAT
Calcio Catania Catania
49%
37%

Top 3 Predictions

Cagliari Calcio CAG
2 - 0
Calcio Catania CAT
Cagliari Calcio CAG
1 - 1
Calcio Catania CAT
Cagliari Calcio CAG
1 - 0
Calcio Catania CAT

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