Cagliari vs. Lecce 7/12/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cagliari 10-10-11, Lecce 7-7-17
7/12/20 1:30 pm
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Cagliari is hosting Lecce at Sardegna Arena in round 32 in Italian Serie A.
Cagliari has only 1 loss in their last 5 games, and with that, they were able to stay far away from the relegation zone. Cagliari is in 11th place in the standings with 40 points, and at some point, Cagliari was close to the Europa League, but now I don’t think they will get there because they are big 11 points away. Offensively, Cagliari was solid this season with 48 scored goals, while they conceded 46 goals in 31 games. In their last 5 games, Cagliari has scored 6 goals, while conceding only 4 goals. Joao Pedro is Cagliari’s top goalscorer with 17 goals, while Simeone added 10 goals. Radja Nainggolan added 6 assists this season. Oliva, Pavoletti, Pereiro, Ceppitelli, and Pellegrini are all injured, which is a problem for Cagliari because they don’t have enough quality and depth on the bench with all these injuries. In their most recent Serie A game against Fiorentina on the road, Cagliari has had 39% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 82% of the correct passes. It was a tough, but solid game for Cagliari and it ended in a 0-0 draw. With a few more signings on the defensive end in the off-season, and if they are going to be able to keep their best players from this season, Cagliari could have an even better next season.
Lecce is finally out of the relegation zone, in 17th place with 28 points, just 1 point above Genoa in the relegation zone. After 6 straight losses dating back to late February, Lecce has finally won a game a few days ago against Lazio. Lecce was the huge underdog in that match, and they were defending for most of the time. Lecce has had 42% of ball possession, 3 corner kicks, 3 shots on goal, and 81% of the correct passes. The half-time result was 1-1, but Lecce also missed a penalty kick in the overtime of the first half, but they were able to score a goal in the second half, and Lecce has won this match 2-1. Mancosu has scored 11 goals for Lecce so far, while Lapadula added 7 goals, but unfortunately for Lecce, Lapadula is injured alongside Rossettini and Meccariello. The good news for Lecce is that they are not playing against any of the top teams for the rest of the season, which means Lecce could actually pull off a miracle and they could stay in Serie A next season as well.
Lecce has lost their last 3 away games in a row. Cagliari is in the better form and they are the better team here. I will side with the home team in this matchup.