Cagliari Form and Team News
The hosts find themselves in the bottom three of the Serie A table, managing to scoop only 29 points all season. They trail Salernitana by one point, and they must avoid defeat against Inter to stay alive heading into the next round when they meet with bottom-placed Venezia. They needed an all-important last-minute leveler to secure a draw at Salernitana last week.
Cagliari have only won six matches all season, with only three of those coming at home, where they have also lost nine times and six times as outsiders. For injuries and suspensions, goalkeeper Boris Radunovic is suspended after picking up a red card, and midfielder Nahitan Nandez may not feature as he is still injured.
Inter Milan Form and Team News
Inter Milan capped off a beautiful Coppa Italia showing with a 4-2 comeback win against Juventus. However, they needed extra time and the individual brilliance of Ivan Perisic to get their winning goals. The Nerazzurri can now turn to their thrilling Scudetto race and must keep winning to have any chance to defend their crown successfully.
Their heroics in extra time may pile more fatigue on the team, which may be concerning if Cagliari mount a spirited effort. Inter Milan have recovered an average of 2.20 points from losing positions away from home this season, thanks to in-form stars like Perisic, Edin Dzeko, and Lautaro Martinez. Mattias Vecino is the only name on the absentee list for Inter, and he will not make the trip to Cagliari due to an injury.