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Match Preview: Cagliari and Torino set for crucial clash

Cagliari’s recent three-game unbeaten run in Serie A came to an end in dramatic fashion last weekend, as they conceded three goals in the second half to lose 3-1 to Frosinone. The defeat leaves the Sardinians in 16th place, just one point above the relegation zone.

However, Cagliari will be hoping to bounce back in their next match, against Torino. The two sides are currently level on points, and a win for either team would be a major boost in their fight for survival.

Cagliari have been strong at home this season, winning four of their last six matches at the Unipol Domus. They have also shown a good ability to come back from behind, winning three of those matches after conceding the first goal.

Torino have the third-best defensive record in Serie A, having conceded just 18 goals so far this season. However, their attack has been less impressive, with just 18 goals scored.

The visitors have failed to score in their last four away matches, which has contributed to their poor away record of just four wins from 12 matches.

The key battle in this match will be between Cagliari goalkeeper Simone Scuffet and Torino striker Duván Zapata. Scuffet has only kept one clean sheet in Serie A this season, but it came at home against Torino. Zapata has been in good form for Torino, scoring two goals and providing two assists in his last three appearances.

Hot stat: Torino have kept a clean sheet in the first half 18 times this season, more than any other team in Serie A.

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