If you talk to players and coaches in soccer and ask them about their biggest accomplishments, most will tell you that winning the league sits at the top of the heap. While winning any kind of silverware is always great, it’s the high level of consistency required over the course of a long season that makes winning the title the sweetest victory of them all. The major European leagues that returned to action after the pandemic have all no had their titles claimed, but there are a few who still have some games to play before we can call an end to the season. One of those leagues in the Serie A in Italy, which is now down to the final coupe of rounds. Let’s find out how these teams arrive to this Cagliari Vs Lazio affair so you can make your bets against their Serie A odds.
Cagliari Vs Lazio Game Preview
Juventus have been crowned champions and the Champions League spots have all been claimed, but there is still the business of the Europa League and relegation to attend to. Neither of these two teams are in those battles, making this essentially a meaningless game, which also makes it tough to handicap. Lazio are on a poor run of form, but they come into this one favored by a goal, with the O/U set at 3.
Why bet on the Lazio
When the Serie A returned from the lockdown, Lazio were sitting just 2 points off the pace being set by the league leaders Juventus. There was always a sense that Juventus were going to be impossible to catch, but I don’t think anyone predicted just how hard Lazio would fall. They went from 2nd to 4th and are now 11 points back of the champions. The good news for Lazio is that they have already secured their spot in the Champions League next season, but you now have to wonder how they are going to break out of the slump that has seen the, pick up just 1 point out of a possible 15 in their last 5 games. The good news is that they are unbeaten in their last 11 games versus Cagliari, with their last defeat to them coming in 2013. At home, Lazio is 12-3-2, scoring 42 and surrendering 16.
Why bet on Cagliari
There is little left for Cagliari to play for other than pride, as they are sitting comfortably in the middle of the Serie A table. A mid-table finish is probably about as good as this team could have hoped for at the start of the season, but they can still potentially move up a couple of slots if they can get some points out of their final 2 games. As mentioned earlier, they have had zero success against Lazio over the past few seasons, but they might well be getting this team at just the right time. In terms of games played on the road, Cagliari are once again right in the middle of the pack, going 4-8-5, while scoring 19 goals and surrendering 23.
General Match Info Cagliari Clacio Vs SS Lazio
- When: Thursday, July 23 at 3:45 PM EST
- Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
- Cagliari Vs Lazio Live: ESPN
- Money Lines: Cagliari wins +491 / Lazio wins -208 / Draw +348
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Given how Lazio has played these past few weeks, it feels as though wagering on them is a bit of a risky bet. I think, though, that they can snap out of it against a team that they have dominated over the years.
Pick: Lazio 3 Cagliari 1