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Lazio arrive at Sardegna Arena on Saturday for the Serie A game with home side Cagliari.
Our Cagliari v Lazio tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest match odds.
Cagliari enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie A drawn match vs Sassuolo.
In that game, Cagliari had 33% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cagliari was Giovanni Simeone (77'). On the other side, Sassuolo got 33 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Mehdi Bourabia (87') scored for Sassuolo.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Cagliari have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Casteddu / Rossoblu have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 8 goals on the way. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Going into this one, Cagliari have not registered a win against Lazio in their previous 12 league games.
After tasting defeat last time out to SSC Napoli in Serie A action, Lazio and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Lazio had 44% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lazio was Ciro Immobile (22'). SSC Napoli got 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Fabián Ruiz (9'), Lorenzo Insigne (54') and Matteo Politano (92') scored for SSC Napoli.
Simone Inzaghi's Lazio have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 11 times in the course of their previous 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those matches comes to 7.
Coming into this clash, Lazio haven't been defeated by Cagliari in games played away from home for the previous 6 league games. A very decent away record against them.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 22/10/2017 reveals that these encounters have not been happy ones for Cagliari. They have not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever while Lazio have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those matches.
A total of 20 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for Casteddu / Rossoblu and 14 for i Biancocelesti. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Serie A match day 35 on 23/07/2020 when it ended Lazio 2-1 Cagliari.
That time, Lazio had 64% possession and 19 shots on goal with 11 on target. The scorers were Sergej Milinković-Savić (47') and Ciro Immobile (60').
Cagliari had 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Giovanni Simeone (45') was the scorer.
The referee was Marco Piccinini.
Team News: Cagliari
Gastón Pereiro (Metatarsal Fracture), Kiril Despodov (Unknown Injury) and Filip Bradaric (Corona virus) will be missing for Cagliari manager Eusebio Di Francesco.
In all likelihood, Casteddu / Rossoblu may well go for a 4-3-3 formation this time with Alessio Cragno, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Ragnar Klavan, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Paolo Pancrazio Farago, Marko Rog, Răzvan Marin, Fabrizio Caligara, João Pedro Geraldino, Giovanni Pablo Simeone and Nahitán Nández.
Team News: Lazio
Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Luiz Felipe (Ankle Injury), Denis Vavro (Pubitis), Senad Lulic (Ankle Surgery), Jordan Lukaku (Knee Problems), Vedat Muriqi (Strain) and Silvio Proto (Arm Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We reckon that i Biancocelesti might play in a 3-5-2 system with a starting lineup of Thomas Strakosha, Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Jordan Lukaku, Manuel Lazzari, Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Marco Parolo, Adam Marusic, Joaquin Correa and Ciro Immobile.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Cagliari might need a bit of good fortune to see themselves scoring against this Lazio team who will likely gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Lazio at full-time.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sardegna Arena (16,416)
Captain: Luca Ceppitelli
Chairman: Tommaso Giulini
Manager: Eusebio Di Francesco
Competitions: Serie A position 5