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Lazio are going up against the visiting Cagliari at Stadio Olimpico di Roma in the Serie A game on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Lazio v Cagliari match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Lazio will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-0 Europa League defeat last time out to Galatasaray.
In that match, Lazio had 46% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Lazio was Thomas Strakosha (67' Own goal). On the other side, Galatasaray had 12 shots on goal with 2 on target.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Lazio have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Lazio have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals on the way. Nonetheless, time will tell whether that pattern shall be sustained in this upcoming match or not.
Their past results show that Lazio:
- haven't lost in the league to Cagliari in their previous 14 games. What a record.
- are undefeated in their last 14 league matches at home. A fantastic home record.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Genoa in Serie A action, Cagliari and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Cagliari had 52% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Cagliari, goals were scored by João Pedro (16') and Luca Ceppitelli (56'). For their opponents, Genoa had 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Mattia Destro (59') and Mohammed Fares (69', 78') scored for Genoa.
The numbers tell their own story, and Cagliari have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals overall. Defensively, Cagliari have not been doing too well.
Pre-game facts show that Cagliari:
- have left without a victory over Lazio when they've played them away from home in the last 10 matches in the league. Not an away record to be proud of.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs stretching back to 22/12/2018 shows that these fixtures have not been good ones for Cagliari. They’ve not managed to get any wins whatsoever while Lazio have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those match-ups.
A total of 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 12 from i Biancocelesti and 4 belonging to Casteddu / Rossoblu. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league match featuring the two was Serie A match day 21 on 07/02/2021 when it finished Lazio 1-0 Cagliari.
That day, Lazio had 63% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Ciro Immobile (61').
For their opponents, Cagliari had 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Massimiliano Irrati.
Team News: Lazio
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Bobby Adekanye (Meniscal Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Cagliari
Cagliari boss Leonardo Semplici has some current player fitness concerns. Kevin Strootman (Thigh Problems), Paolo Faragò (Hip Injury), Diego Godín (Knee Problems), Riccardo Ladinetti (Heart Condition) and Marko Rog (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
We feel that in this game, Cagliari are likely to score against this Lazio outfit, however that probably won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Lazio at full-time. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Ciro Immobile
Chairman: Claudio Lotito
Manager: Maurizio Sarri
Competitions: Serie A position 7, Europa League (Group E)
🔑 Key Player: Ciro Immobile
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Ciro Immobile was born in Torre Annunziata, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Juventus in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Forward has struck 4 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 season so far in 3 appearances.