Inter are currently unbeaten this season and have won 12 of their last 15 serie A matches. Cagliari have won two straight games and have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches. Cagliari have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Inter in all competitions. The last time these two sides met in Sardinia Inter thrashed Cagliari 5-1. Below tonight’s match is previewed using whoscored.com for what should be for a vital game for Inter’s Champions league ambitions.
Inter have the fourth best attack in the league with 25 goals, Argentine sharpshooter Mauro Icardi has scored 52% of them. Inter average 1.9 goals per game from an average of 15.1 shots per game. Inter have scored 10 goals on their away games. Cagliari have scored 12 goals whereas Mauro Icardi single handedly on his own has netted 13 goals. The Rossoblu have averaged 0.9 goal per game from 12.5 shots per game, Brazilian midfielder Joao Pedro is the club’s leading scorer with 4 goals.
Inter can boast of being the side with the second best defence in the league (tied with Napoli, behind Roma), conceding 9 goals from 13 games. The Nerazzurri have managed 6 clean sheets. Inter have allowed 12.4 shots per game, averaging 16.1 tackles per game. D’Ambrosio is leading that area with 2.4 tackles per game. Inter have also an average 9.5 interceptions per game and Gagliardini leads with 1.4 interceptions per game. Cagliari have faced 14.4 shots per game, resulting to 21 goals conceded.
Moving the ball:
Inter have recorded an average possession of 53% this term. The Nerazzurri have completed 8 dribbles per game and 85.1% pass accuracy per game. Matias Vecino have average 63.8 passes per game, the highest among his teammates. Cagliari on the other hand have average 48.6% possession per game with a pass accuracy of 80.3% per game. The Rossoblu have completed 6.2 dribbles per game. Inter’s main activities are down the flanks with Candreva standing out with the highest number of crosses per game – 2.4.
Whoscored Rating Leaders:
Statistically Perisic (7.53), Icardi (7.51) and Skriniar (7.35)are Inter’s top three performers this campaign. Candreva and Perisic are the team’s leading assist markers with 5 each. Cagliari’s top three rated players are Barella (7.11), Farago (6.9) and Pavoletti (6.84). Farias is the Rossoblu’s leading assist provider with 3.
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