Napoli may be the side that many are overlooking in the Serie A title race. The side currently in third could move to the summit should results go their way this weekend in Italy. However, they will also need to pick up a win against a resilient Cagliari on Monday night.
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Napoli are enjoying an excellent season in the Italian top-flight this term, and are well in the mix for the Serie A title. The side from Naples are currently third in the standings, but just two points behind AC Milan, who currently sit at the summit.
Napoli had set the pace earlier in the season before a dip in form. But, they look back to their very best at present, and have won four of their previous five games in Serie A. They are the in-form side in the league coming into this round of fixtures, and are boosted by having the league’s best defensive record.
Their four-game winning run was brought to an end last weekend, as they were held at home by Inter Milan. Lorenzo Insigne did open the scoring against the champions, but the visitors struck back very early in the second half.
Cagliari will be desperate for the points on Monday evening, as they will be looking to move out of the bottom three in Serie A. They come into the fixture in 18th place, but a single point could move them up to 17th depending on other results around Italy this weekend.
They have certainly showed their fighting qualities in recent weeks in Serie A, as they have lost just once in their previous five. During that run, they have won twice, and were held to a second draw in five last time out. Their draw last weekend came on the road against Empoli.
Cagliari vs Napoli Head to Head
Napoli have picked up three wins in the previous four matches that they have played against Cagliari. The meeting earlier in the campaign saw Napoli claim a 2-0 success. Cagliari have beaten Napoli just once in the previous 23 meetings, with that win coming in September 2019.
Cagliari vs Napoli Prediction
Despite their recent upturn in form, it would still be difficult to see the hosts claiming the win in this fixture. Napoli are the form side in Italy, and we expect them to maintain their title challenge with a victory on the road on Monday night.
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