The defeat of Liverpool at Anfield was of course very painful for Napoli, because the defeat left them out of the European Champions League, even though it only needed 1 point for Carlo Ancelotti’s squad to secure a ticket to the knockout stages. But however, the Partenopei must forget the defeat, and return to focus on the next party in the Italian Serie A event. Entering the 16th Giornata, Napoli will face Cagliari. The match itself is planned to take place on Monday morning WIB tomorrow, December 17, 2018 at Sardegna Arena, Cagliari.
Meanwhile, Napoli is currently still ranked 2nd in the Italian Serie A standings, but the gap that separates them from Juventus which is at the top of the standings is quite far, 8 points. On the one hand, Napoli are still 6 points ahead of their closest rivals, Inter Milan, who are ranked 3rd. Therefore, Carlo Ancelotti’s landing squad must forget the failure in the European Champions League and focus on returning to the Italian Serie A event. Although they will play as a guest team in the match later, Partenopei is actually more favored to win.
In their last five matches, Napoli managed to pack no less than 3 wins and swallow just one defeat among them. Meanwhile host Cagliari, who is ranked 13th in the standings, only won one victory in their last five matches in all competitions and held back a draw 4 times.
Head to head Matches – Cagliari vs. Napoli:
27.02.18 Cagliari 0: 5 Napoli
01.10.17 Napoli 3: 0 Cagliari
06.05.17 Napoli 3: 1 Cagliari
11.12.16 Cagliari 0: 5 Napoli
19.04.15 Cagliari 0: 3 Napoli
Cagliari’s Last 5 Matches:
12.12.18 Cagliari 2: 2 AS Roma
06.12.18 Chievo 1: 2 Cagliari
02.12.18 Frosinone 1: 1 Cagliari
27.11.18 Cagliari 0: 0 Torino
11.11.18 Spal 2: 2 Cagliari
Napoli’s Last 5 Matches:
12.12.18 Liverpool 1: 0 Napoli
08.12.18 Napoli 4: 0 Frosinone
12.12.18 Atalanta 1: 2 Napoli
29.11.18 Napoli 3: 1 FK Crvena zvezda
25.11.18 Napoli 0: 0 Chievo
Cagliari: Alessio Cragno, Luca Ceppitelli, Fabio Pisacane, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Filippo Romagna, Nicolo Barella, Simone Padoin, Joao Pedro, Leonardo Pavoletti, Kwang-Song Han, Diego Farias
Napoli: Rafael, Elseid Hysaj, Raul Albiol, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Marek Hamsik, Jose Callejon, Allan, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz Milik