Italy: Serie A
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Prior to the beginning of the second circle of current Italian season the list of the participants of a semifinal of the national cup has been finally defined. We will remind you that at this stage of the tournament by analogy with the English Carabao Cup the two-matches meeting are taking place. The first semi-finals between Milan - Lazio and Atalanta - Juventus will be held on the 30-31st of January, return legs - on the 27-29th of February. And then, on the 9th of May in Rome the decisive final match will take place.
Juventus (the head coach Massimiliano Allegri)
Today the defending champion of Italy is the only club of Serie A which is the only challenger for total victories in three main tournaments. We will remind you that Tottenham, England (on the 13th of February 13) will be the closest rival of the Bianconeri in the first round of the Champions League playoffs.
And now the superclub from Turin that is taking the second position in a champion’s race has arrived to Sardinia for playing calendar game against the hosts of Stadio Sant'Elia.
Cagliari (the head coach Diego López)
Islanders have spent their previous home match against Fiorentina and have lost with the minimum score (0:1). In nineteen matches of the first circle the Red and Blues have gained six victories and two draws and now with 20 points are taking the 15th line at the tournament bracket. Prior to the beginning of the second circle Cagliari is lacking only five points to fall into the relegation zone and that is why continues to fight for staying in the elite division.
Prior to the 20th round the only rival of the team from Turin in the champion race – Napoli – will host the underdog Verona and that is why the victory of the hosts of San Paolo is quite predictable. Of course, in this situation Juventus also has to win over the islanders, otherwise the champion can let the leader go far forward...
Cagliari – 8.50, draw – 4.75, Juventus– 1.40;
Our tip: Juventus (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.56 SBOBET