Cagliari vs. Lazio 9/26/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cagliari 0-1-0, Lazio 0-0-0
9/26/20 12 pm
Over 2.5 (-150), Under 2.5 (+120) Click Here for the Latest Odds
Cagliari is hosting Lazio at Sardegna Arena in round 2 in the Italian Serie A.
Cagliari has been decent in the preseason, and they haven’t lost any of their last 3 games. During this stretch, Cagliari has scored 4 goals, while conceding 3 goals. Pereiro, Despodov, and Bradaric are all injured, and they will miss this game. Cagliari hasn’t signed any new players, but they have permanently signed Rog and Simeone, two of their best players from last season, while Nainggolan left to Inter after his loan ended. Barella was permanently signed by Inter after spending a season on loan there. In their first game of the season against Sassuolo on the road, Cagliari has had only 33% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 82% of the correct passes. This was a tough game for both teams, but Cagliari got ahead in the 77th minute of the game. In the 87th minute, Cagliari conceded a goal, and this match ended in 1-1 draw. The last season was decent for Cagliari, and they ended up in 14th place with 45 points, 52 scored goals, and 56 conceded goals. Cagliari isn’t the team that will dominate against anyone, instead, they are focusing on the defense, and the counterattacks, which sometimes works, but mostly against the weaker teams. Cagliari’s roster has remained mostly the same, and because of that, they might have a slightly better season.
Lazio has had a fantastic last season, and they were so close to taking Juventus down, but thanks to their bad form after the restart, Lazio has ended the season in 4th place. The good news for Lazio is that they will be playing in the Champions League this season. In the preseason, Lazio has played 4 games, and they have won 3, while 1 game ended in a draw. Lazio has scored 5 goals during this stretch while conceding 2 goals. Lulic, Proto, Muriqi, Felipe, and Vavro are all injured, and they will miss the first game of the season for Lazio. Muriqi is the biggest signing for Lazio in the offseason, while Reina arrived for free from Milan. The biggest departure for Lazio was Valon Berisha who was sold to Rennais in Ligue 1. Lazio was able to keep their best player Immobile, Alberto, Correa, and Milinkovic-Savic, but there are a few more days left, and if Lazio receives an offer they can’t refuse, you can be sure Lazio will sell them without hesitation. Lazio was fantastic for most of the last season, and I think they will be one of the top candidates to win the title once again this season.
The trends are heavily on Lazio’s side in this matchup, and I think they will dominate in this game. I will stick with Lazio on the road in their first game of the new season.