Betting Tips for Today: Cagey game looks the way to go as Inter head to Cagliari

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This Serie A clash is unlikely to be a high-scoring affair at the Sardegna Arena as Luciano Spalletti's side look to consolidate their top four spot

Inter's previous game was a thrilling 3-3 draw with Fiorentina but that pulsating clash in Florence was particularly out of character for the visitors.

Luciano Spalletti's side have established themselves as top four contenders on the back of a strong rear-guard action. 888Sport offer 8/11 (1.73) about another win here but Inter have only taken maximum points from two of their previous eight Serie A games on the road.

Cagliari are six points clear of the relegation zone and are 19/5 (4.80) to climb further clear with a victory on home soil. The draw trades at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm.

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While Inter have the third best defensive record in the Italian top-flight, they've only netted 37 times themselves and just 18 of those have come on the road. Overall, they rank eighth in goals scored this term.

That lack of potency in the final third is unlikely to improve with leading scorer Mauro Icardi currently being left out of the squad due to a long-running stand-off.

Rolando Maran's side are hardly prolific themselves. Cagliari's league games at the Sardegna Arena average just 2.08 goals per game. As such, backing another low-scoring tie appears the way to go in this one.

In their home matches against teams currently ranked 10th or higher this season, Cagliari have seen only one feature more than three goals, including two 0-0 draws. What's more, Friday's home team only scored three times in those six clashes.

The hosts seem to raise their game defensively against high-flying teams though and that usually leads to tense encounters with little by way of goalmouth action.

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AC Milan and Roma were held to stalemates while Napoli and Atalanta – who rank second in goals scored this season – left with narrow 1-0 victories. "No" on both teams to score is 17/20 (1.85) but there appears more value in another market.

888Sport are 4/5 (1.80) about under 2.5 goals being scored on Friday night. That's a wager that has paid out in five of Inter's last six away games and looks overpriced despite the shootout in their previous outing.

This bet also landed in the previous head-to-head meeting as Spalletti's side ran out comfortable 2-0 winners at the San Siro back in September.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport

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