Cagliari vs Lazio
Italy – Serie A
Date: Monday, 16 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Sardegna Arena.
The Sardinians, currently riding a 13-game unbeaten streak, welcome third-placed Lazio to Sardegna Arena on Monday. The Biancocelesti have scored 29 goals in last ten Serie A games.
Cagliari vs Lazio: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (42 games): Cagliari 8 wins, Lazio 23 wins, 11 Draws.
- Lazio have won 8 of the last 10 head-to-head games.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
- 7 of the last 8 H2H encounters had over 2.5 goals.
- The Biancocelesti have scored at least 2 goals in 4 of the last 5 outings at Sardegna Arena.
Cagliari vs Lazio: Predicted Starting Lineups
Cagliari (4-3-1-2): Rafael – Cacciatore, Klavan, Pisacane, Pellegrini – Nandez, Cigarini, Ionita – Nainggolan – Joao Pedro, Simeone
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha – Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu – Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic – Correa, Immobile
Cagliari vs Lazio: Prediction
The Sardinians were minutes away from their first defeat since Matchday 2, but Daniele Ragatzu, a local lad who spent last four years playing for Serie C outfit, Olbia, scored a late equalizer to secure a road point vs Sassuolo (2-2) and extend Cagliari’s unbeaten run to thirteen games.
Rolando Maran’s side have won four of their last six Serie A games and with 29 points to their name, they’re four point behind their next opponent.
Cagliari have recorded five wins, one draw and two defeats at Sardegna Arena, averaging 2.38 goals scored par game, whilst conceding 1.50. They have won five of their last six home fixtures.
Birsa, Pavoletti, Cragno and Ceppitelli are on the sidelines; Olsen and Rog are suspended.
Lazio go into the match on the back of a 0-2 defeat to Rennes in the UEFA Europa League. With only two wins from six games, team from the capital is out of the competition and now they can focus on Serie A. The Biancocelesti stretched their winning streak in the league to seven games following a 3-1 victory over reigning champions, Juventus.
Simone Inzaghi’s men could’ve scored more, but Ciro Immobile missed a penalty and a couple of goal-scoring chances. They’re now three points behind Bianconeri and five points off the top spot.
‘Le Aquile’ logged four wins, one draw and two losses away from Olimpico, scoring 1.71 goals per game and shipping 1.14 per tie. They’ve defeated Sassuolo 2-1 in their latest road game and 86% of their away matches had over 2.5 goals.
Patric, Lukaku are surely out, Vavro is doubtful to make the trip.
I’m staying away from 1X2 market. Instead, I will focus on goals and let them do their thing. The hosts are leaking goals, they shipped 11 in last 6 league games, whilst Lazio is red-hot with 29 goals scored in last 10 Serie A matches.
The freely-scoring visitors with league’s leading goal scorer Immobile (17 goals) up-front should bag couple of goals, but I’m counting on resilient Cagliari side to fight back.
With a 2-2 hunch, I’ll take BTTS – Yes and over 2.5.
Cagliari vs Lazio: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.57
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60.